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Attitudes of student midwives caring for women with perinatal mental health problems

Psychiatric illness is one of the leading indirect causes of maternal mortality and maternal morbidity in the UK A confidential report on the causes of maternal death in the UK suggested a significant...

The healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy (HELP) feasibility study

The prevalence of obesity in pregnancy is increasing: around 1 in 5 women attending antenatal care in the UK are obese and in the current obesogenic environment, with a rise in the number of obese...

Clinical handover on the labour ward: A narrative synthesis of the literature

Clinical handover has long been identified as a critical point in patient care Safety and quality are considered key concepts within the provision of services in modern society The publication in the...

Childbirth and the future of homo sapiens

Childbirth and the future of homo sapiens Michel Odent's ‘Childbirth and the future of Homo Sapiens’ (2013) aims to promote and inform discussion and debate around the changing views of childbirth...

Use of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in midwifery

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards were introduced in response to a European Court of Human Rights ruling that a man who lacked decision-making capacity had been unlawfully deprived of his liberty...

Research Roundup—October 2014

KENYA Kenya has a maternal mortality ratio of 488 per 100 00 live births and a lifetime risk of maternal deaths of 1 in 38 Only 44% of deliveries are attended by skilled birth attendants Therefore...

Involving fathers in maternity care

The recognition of the physicality of motherhood is obvious—the woman shows abdominal enlargement and ultimately gives birth to a baby. Fatherhood, however, is not at all like that: the changes that...

Turning assignments into articles

It is that time of year again when newly qualified midwives are starting their first posts and eager new student midwives are beginning their courses. These new beginnings have been on many people's...

Newly qualified midwives: Be confident and competent

As a lecturer I see lots of students start and complete courses of study, and it is nearing that time of year when another cohort of students are preparing to complete their midwifery programme and...

Midwives working for Médecins Sans Frontières

Tissi is a very small place in the very big country of Chad If you look Tissi up on google maps you won't find it However, it lies right down in the bottom East hand corner of Chad, approximately 7 km...

Peer support for women with hyperemesis gravidarum

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) affects up to 80% of pregnant women in the first trimester (Goodwin, 1998) A recent systematic review has shown that normal pregnancy sickness may offer a...

Removing babies from mothers at birth: Midwives' experiences

Midwives provide a universal service, their knowledge and expertise in assessing and monitoring the health and wellbeing of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby means that they have an important role...

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