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The prevalence of occupational stress among Iranian midwives: a systematic review and meta-analysis

In this systematic review and meta-analysis, the prevalence of occupational stress among Iranian midwives was assessed using the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses...

COVID-19 and clinical outcomes of pregnancy: a comparative study

A before and during comparative study of maternal pregnancy, labour and birth, and postpartum clinical outcomes was conducted at an urban-based tertiary maternity hospital in Ireland with an annual...

Interactive and non-interactive e-learning in prenatal care

This quasi-experimental study included two groups that were analysed in pre- and post-intervention phases. The research sample consisted of 76 midwives working in treatment centres affiliated with the...

Translation and validation of the first time fathers questionnaire into Persian

This methodological study was conducted to translate the FTFQ into Persian and culturally adapt it to the Iranian setting..

Lack of evidence-based maternal care practices in a governmental hospital in the middle region of Jordan

It is worth mentioning that this study is the first part of a large project about application of evidence-based practices in maternal care in Jordanian governmental hospitals. The second part of the...

Effect of obstacles/tips card on breastfeeding drop-off

The card was designed with three goals in mind: maximising relevance to mothers; deliver ing state-of-the-art, evidence-based guidance; and communicating in user-friendly terms. To maximise relevance...

Experiences of maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic in the North of England

To ensure relevance across stakeholders, a service improvement survey was co-produced by two NHS Trusts, three local MVPs, three local authorities (LAs) and four clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)....

Experiences of newly qualified midwives working in clinical practice during their transition period

All NQMs taking up a post within the Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust referred to in this study follow a rotational programme in various ward and department locations across the maternity service,...

How do power and hierarchy influence staff safety in maternity services?

The research aim was to identify how power and hierarchy influence staff safety in maternity services, and this was achieved by reviewing research papers concerned with personal narratives of staff...

Pregnancy in a pandemic: generalised anxiety disorder and health anxiety prevalence

Pregnancy is an occurrence which can be synonymous with anxieties and concerns (Rathbone and Prescott, 2019). Research suggests pregnant women are three times more likely to develop anxiety or an...

Association of abnormal fetal echocardiography with some obstetric records

This study was a retrospective study that was obtained by reading the information in the records of women referred for fetal echocardiography. After reviewing, we compared the records of women who had...

Changing the tide: influencing factors for midwives on vaginal breech birth skill acquisition

An exploratory qualitative design was chosen to articulate an understanding of the experiences of midwives influencing skill acquisition. An exploratory methodology was chosen to gain a better...

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