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Self-rated health in Swedish pregnant women: a comprehensive population register study

Tables 1 –3 outline the results of multivariate analysis of sociodemographic factors and self-rated health before (Table 1), during (Table 2) and after (Table 3) pregnancy. The mean age of the...

Third stage of labour management approaches and postpartum haemorrhage in midwife-led units

A literature review by Baker and Stephenson (2022) previously published in the British Journal of Midwifery reported nine published research papers directly or indirectly comparing the incidence of...

Photobiomodulation: a cultural nursing intervention for physical and psychological adaptation

Physical and psychosocial adaptation concerns in postpartum women can lead to complications. This study used a research and development approach carried out in three stages. A tool was developed...

The experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic student midwives at a UK university

Recent data show that while the overwhelming majority of undergraduate students in higher education institutions were white, the biggest rate of entry increase for any ethnic group was for black...

Determinants of caesarean section delivery: a nationwide study in Indonesia

A caesarean section was conducted for 2269 (17.7%) of the 12 789 mothers who gave birth during the 5 years before the survey. The majority of the births were by women aged 20–34 years (73.61%), those...

Breastfeeding experiences and support: identifying factors influencing breastfeeding behaviour

The survey data revealed factors relating to respondents' breastfeeding experiences and the difficulties experienced with their breastfeeding journey..

An exploration of the development of resilience in student midwives

This study aimed to assess the usefulness of the true resilience scale (Wagnild and Young, 1993, updated version from 2015 sent to authors in personal communication from Gail Wagnild) in examining...

Gender inclusive language on public-facing maternity services websites in England

The term ‘transgender’ describes people who identify with a gender different to the one assigned to them at birth. Non-binary describes those who identify as both male and female, or neither. Globally...

Improving care for new mothers with postnatal morbidity in Ireland

As part of a larger mixed-methods study design, a cross-sectional survey was completed. The survey instrument was developed and validated from two questionnaires: the Satisfaction with Outpatient...

An exploration of midwives' experiences of the transition to practice in the Republic of Ireland

The study investigated the research question ‘what support is required by newly qualified midwives during their first year of clinical practice?’. A convenience sample of seven midwives from a large...

Lived experiences of women with memories of childbirth

The experiences of childbirth memories were narrated against the background of women attempting to live their lives in the present while coping with changes in their lives that accompanied the birth...

Investigating progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery in pre-eclampsia treatment

Participants' baseline sociodemographic characteristics are presented in Table 1 and clinical data are shown in Table 2. Participants' mean ages were 56.95 years for the study group and 59.18 years...

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