An exploration of the development of resilience in student midwives

This longitudinal research study adopted a case study approach with one cohort of participants over the first 18 months of their undergraduate midwifery programme. The aims of the study were to...

Preterm birth and associated factors among mothers who gave birth in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

In this study, the overall prevalence of preterm birth was 9% (95% CI:6.1%, 12.1%). We identified mothers who smoked during the current pregnancy, history of pregnancy complications, and five and...

Care strategies before entering pregnant mothers to the operating room and after birth during COVID-19

Newborn babies could become infected after close contact with a person infected with SARS-CoV-2. Other problems, such as premature delivery, have been reported for mothers who have tested positive for...

Telehealth and maternity

The use of telehealth in the field of maternity services did not start during the pandemic. In this section, the pre-pandemic evidence of applications of telehealth to improve maternal and newborn...

Are macrolides a risk in pregnancy?

‘Researchers stated at the time that macrolides should be used with caution throughout pregnancy’ .

Why pregnant women should consider getting the vaccine

‘Vaccination offers pregnant women the best protection from COVID-19’ .

Woman-centred care

‘Woman-centred care principles underpin the midwifery profession’ .

Working towards better births for all

‘We support all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaign for a system which truly meets the needs of all.’ .

Digital health innovation to support sensitive enquiry about female genital mutilation

The ‘Let's talk FGM’ app was an MSA project. App development followed the phases and outputs of NHS Innovations South East (2014) as a project guide, namely: planning, developing app content, design...

Part 2: a qualitative description of participation in an eight-week infant skin integrity study

The final phase of the BaSICS project was designed as qualitative descriptive research (Sandelowski, 2000; Chafe, 2017). Reporting on this project made use of the participants' own words to provide...

Part 2: exploring views from fathers and perinatal practitioners on the inclusion of fathers by perinatal services

This Delphi study gained understanding of fathers' experiences during the perinatal period and of professionals' experiences and understanding of fathers, as well as both groups' ideas for improving...

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