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The influence of ethnicity on assessments and academic progression in a midwifery degree

A retrospective cohort observation study was carried out at a UK university in the south of England. The sample included all students who entered the BSc (Hons) 3-year midwifery programme between 2014...

Postpartum depression: combining a mobile application with recititations from the Holy Quran in Indonesia

A randomised controlled trial using a pre-post-test time series was conducted between June and December 2020 in four working areas of the Banyumas District Public Health Centre, Central Java Province,...

Pregnant women's perceptions of daily iron supplementation in rural Ghana

The study used a descriptive qualitative design with an interpretative approach to examine pregnant women's beliefs related to daily intake of iron supplements. This design allowed the investigators...

Student midwives' experiences of clinical placement and the decision to enter the professional register

Phenomenology is the study of lived experiences of human beings (Smith et al, 2009) and an interpretative phenomenological approach was chosen for this study to understand how student midwives...

Family economic resilience and early childhood parenting practices

Family plays an important role in child care, which influences the success of the nation's plan to realise a ‘golden Indonesia’. This concept prioritises family development to encourage creation of a...

Evaluation of a termination of pregnancy education programme in the Republic of Ireland: part 2

The signing into law of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 broadened the circumstances in which termination of pregnancy could be legally performed in the Republic of Ireland...

Is access to NHS tongue tie services equitable for mothers and babies in the UK?

All babies are born with a lingual frenulum (mucous membrane tissue under the tongue) that is part of normal oral anatomy. Ankyloglossia is defined as ‘a congenital anomaly characterised by an...

Pregnancy care for maternal and fetal wellbeing: an ethnography study

This research was conducted by a research team, which included a team leader, who was a maternity specialist nurse and researcher, as well as several other members, both male and female, who had...

Fear of childbirth in nulliparous and multiparous women in Australia

A total of 141 nulliparous women and 212 multiparous women completed the W-DEQ and FoBS questionnaires (the primary outcome). The DASS questionnaire was completed by 138 nulliparous women and 204...

Analysis of a specialist service for non-pregnant women with female genital mutilation: 2008–2019

A retrospective case note review was conducted of clinic records from 1 October 2008 to 31 December 2019. Information on demographic (year and country of birth, length of time in the UK, level of...

Maternal mortality and morbidity in Pakistan: a situational analysis

The study design used a qualitative paradigm with an explorative-descriptive approach to explore the community's perceptions and experiences of maternity care and delays seeking healthcare. The study...

Women's experiences of induction of labour during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional survey

This cross-sectional survey study was carried out at two NHS trusts and involved a Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement group. The group was involved from the project start, and helped to...

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