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Quality improvement in action

Stakeholder analysis and engagement undertaken at the start and throughout improvement is the cement within the building bricks of any quality improvement project. It provides a way of identifying,...

Motivational interviewing to increase physical activity in women with gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance first identified in pregnancy that resolves postpartum (Basri et al, 2018). It has an increasing prevalence worldwide and is...

A review of third stage of labour care guidance

Active management aims to accelerate delivery of the placenta to reduce blood loss. A prophylactic uterotonic drug (exogenous oxytocin) is given to accelerate the contractility of the uterus, to cause...

Interactive and non-interactive e-learning in prenatal care

This quasi-experimental study included two groups that were analysed in pre- and post-intervention phases. The research sample consisted of 76 midwives working in treatment centres affiliated with the...

Translation and validation of the first time fathers questionnaire into Persian

This methodological study was conducted to translate the FTFQ into Persian and culturally adapt it to the Iranian setting..

Caesarean section as an informed choice in the UK: a systematic review

The following databases were systematically searched for peer-reviewed, full text, primary research articles published between 1990 and 2020:.

Postpartum haemorrhage and synthetic oxytocin dilutions in labour

In their early careers, both authors observed minute blood losses after spontaneous labours. Later returning to work on a labour ward, Monica was surprised to find major postpartum haemorrhage being...

Improving the culture of care

The last decade has shown that a significant proportion of absence due to ill health within the NHS is stress-related. While reports of stress and burnout in midwifery are not new (Sandall, 1997; Ball...

Breastfeeding a baby with Down syndrome

‘A lot of times we kept being told it would be difficult, which doesn't help mentally-when breastfeeding isn't always easy regardless!’ .

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