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To weigh or not to weigh in pregnancy: a retrospective study

The pre-intervention group (no routine weighing) included all women who attended the advanced midwife practitioner service for all antenatal care and gave birth in a particular maternity unit in...

Midwives' decision making during normal labour and birth: a decision making framework

All stages of this study were carried out by the author as part of a PhD study. To address the research aim of the study, to explore midwifery decision-making during normal labour and birth, an...

Unwanted pregnancy in Indonesia: prevalence and decision making

The participants' demographic data are shown in Table 1. Most participants chose to continue with their pregnancy (81.2%). The greatest proportion of respondents was from Java (33.4%). The majority...

Mobile phone-based postnatal follow up and maternal health outcomes for low risk mothers

A quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2020 at the postpartum unit of Cairo University Maternity Hospital. The phone-based postnatal care provided was based on WHO (2014) guidelines for maternal...

Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic for midwifery and nursing academics

A qualitative approach was taken, using demographics and open-ended qualitative questions to collect data. The use of qualitative data enhanced the description and understanding of nursing and...

The bidirectional relationship between breastfeeding and mental health

The project used a mixed-methods design (Hanson et al, 2005) to make use of the advantages of both qualitative and quantitative approaches and ameliorate any potential disadvantages (Johnson et al,...

Validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the perceived insufficient milk questionnaire

The perceived insufficient milk questionnaire was designed to measure mothers' perception of breastmilk adequacy in terms of quality and quantity to satisfy their infants. The present study aimed to...

Midwives’ experiences caring for asylum-seeking women in the UK: a systematic review

There is copious evidence regarding the experiences of asylum-seeking women accessing maternity care in the UK (Briscoe and Lavender, 2009; Feldman, 2013; Lephard and Haith-Cooper, 2016; McKnight et...

What refugee women want from maternity care: a qualitative study

This paper reports on the secondary analysis of existing data obtained from focus groups previously undertaken in the north of England with refugee women, as part of the wider ‘what women want’...

Mediolateral episiotomies: more astute decisions and fewer acute incisions

A convenience sample of doctors and midwives were invited by one of the researchers (KW) to complete an interview-administered questionnaire, with the aim of understanding their reasons for performing...

Improving physiological stability of very preterm babies: a preliminary randomised controlled trial

This study used qualitative methods to gather data from mothers on their experiences with the Babybe device, as part of the COSYBABY study. Previous research has demonstrated differences between...

Perioperative active warming for preventing neonatal hypothermia: the Neohyp trial

This study (the NeoHyp trial) compared the effectiveness of perioperative active warming by administering warmed intravenous fluids to women undergoing elective caesarean section and performing...

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