Research

The lived experience of staff caring for women in labour who have a BMI ≥40 kg/m2

The aim of this study was to explore and better understand the experiences of staff who provide care for obese women in labour..

Gestational metabolic syndrome and neonatal anthropometric indices: a prospective cohort study

This prospective cohort study was carried out on 455 pregnant women in Tehran in 2016–2017. Pregnant women attending Nilou Laboratory (a medical laboratory in Tehran, Iran) for their routine prenatal...

Women's perception of choice and support in making decisions regarding management of breech presentation

In order to explore women's perception of choice and support in the management of breech presentation, it is important to gain an understanding of their knowledge and preferences on the subject. This...

Pregnancy related cultural food practices among Pakistani women in the UK: a qualitative study

Epistemologically, the study draws on social construction to explore how cultural food habits are collectively constructed within the social, cultural and religious contexts of UK-based Pakistani...

Compliance to mineral supplementation among pregnant women at a public health clinic in Malaysia

A cross-sectional study was conducted at a maternal and child health clinic in Selangor, Malaysia. A total of 64 pregnant women were selected using a simple, random sampling method. However, a total...

Investigating the effect of training on health behaviours of breastfeeding mothers in Iran

The present study is a quasi-experimental intervention. The statistical population of the present study include breastfeeding mothers referred to the clinics of Fasa city. The sample size of the study...

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...

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...

Obesity matters: the skills that strengthen midwifery practice when caring for obese pregnant women

Community midwives who took part in this study are based in various health centres and GP surgeries, and ensure that every woman in every geographical area has access to midwifery services.

Part 1: a qualitative description of participation in an eight-week infant skin integrity study

This paper uses qualitative description (Chafe, 2017) with liberal use of low-inference descriptors to report on the final qualitative phase of the BaSICS study by presenting the experiences of study...

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