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Research Roundup

Research roundup: February 2016

Domestic abuse in pregnancy Good antenatal care depends on midwives understanding the nuances of domestic abuse, especially given that 30% of women who experience it do so in pregnancy (Edin et al,...

Research roundup: November 2015

Obesity intervention does not prevent gestational diabetes The UK Pregnancies Better Eating and Activity Trial (UPBEAT) was conducted in eight hospitals across the UK Obese women (BMI ≥30 kg/m2)...

Research roundup: September 2015

Telephone-based peer support for postnatal depression Postnatal depression is a major concern for both mother and baby A new study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing suggests that...

Research roundup—July 2015

Food consumption in British Pakistani v British White babies A study undertaken in Bradford found that British Pakistani infants consume more chips, sugar-sweetened drinks and commercial sweet baby...

Research roundup—May 2015

Maternal blood pressure Taking and recording blood pressure (BP) is a task that many midwives and maternity support workers undertake daily This article is an excellent review of blood pressure in...

Research roundup: September 2014

UK Managing breastfeeding expectations and outcomes among expectant mothers Women who intend to breastfeed their babies but are subsequently unable to do so have higher rates of postpartum...

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