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Investigating antenatal pelvic floor training using a vaginal balloon device in Czech women

A total of 200 nulliparous women were considered for this prospective cohort intervention study between March 2017 and May 2019, and the data from 123 women were used in the final analysis. The total...

Iranian women's experiences of the episiotomy consent process: a qualitative study

This qualitative study was conducted using content analysis. A total of 20 primiparous or multiparous women who had an episiotomy were purposively selected for their diversity in terms of age, parity,...

Supporting the needs of midwives caring for women with perinatal loss in South Africa

Three themes emerged from the data (Table 1). The participants expressed relying on their own coping mechanisms to deal with perinatal loss, how management influenced the way they coped and the need...

The use of long-acting reversible contraceptives: a quasi-experimental study in Indonesia

This quasi-experimental clinical trial was conducted from June to September 2022 at two healthcare centres with family planning services in Langsa, Aceh Province, Indonesia. The healthcare centres are...

Birthing outside the guidelines: a qualitative study of student midwives' experiences

A generic qualitative approach was used for this study, as it allowed the researcher to investigate opinions, beliefs or reflections on experiences (Percy et al, 2015). It is an approach that Caelli...

Training on cultural competency for perinatal mental health peer supporters

A total of 10 peer supporters were trained, with nine women completing the evaluation form. This immediate feedback showed that the training was generally well received. The majority of participants...

Iranian women's birth experiences: a cross-sectional study

A total of 126 women were included in the study. The majority were 20—35 years old (90.4%) and the mean age was 27.17 ± 5.71 years. Most women were housewives (96.0%), had primary education (52.6%)...

Providing mental healthcare for postpartum women in Indonesia: a qualitative phenomenological study

The research design was descriptive phenomenology, drawing on principles from Edmund Husserl's philosophy (Johnson, 2000), which focuses on the concept of ‘life-world’ or ‘lived experience’. The study...

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...

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