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How professional quality of life is influenced by perceptions of empowerment in midwives

The present descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with the participation of midwives working in five provinces of Iran. The inclusion criteria were having an academic qualification in...

Medical students' experiences working with midwives on NHS labour wards: a qualitative study

The study took an epistemological position of ‘critical realism’, which sees reality as being uniform but also mediated by perceptions and beliefs (Barnett-Page and Thomas, 2009). The data collection...

A qualitative exploration of the media's influence on UK women's views of breastfeeding

Five main themes were identified that influenced women's perceptions of breastfeeding and their planned or actual behaviour: family influence, privacy, media as a double-edged sword, negative exposure...

A qualitative exploration of mixed feeding intentions in first-time mothers

Olivia was 22 years old and 24 weeks pregnant. During pregnancy, Olivia had been experiencing hyperemesis gravidarum. Olivia expressed that she had been bottlefed as a child..

The perception of episiotomy among Iranian women: a qualitative study

Qualitative conventional content analysis was used for this study. Interviews were held with 20 service recipients (nulliparous or multiparous women at least 6 weeks after their episiotomy) with...

Empowered or powerless? Contributing factors to women's appraisal of traumatic childbirth

Thematic analysis was conducted to identify factors that contribute to women's traumatic or non-traumatic appraisals of birth. It is important to acknowledge that a greater proportion of women who...

Changes in care in the fourth trimester in Ireland: 2010–2020

As a result of its appropriateness in researching experiences through time (Bleakley, 2005), a narrative approach to the inquiry process was used, which is a qualitative research methodology (Chase,...

Enhancing undergraduate midwifery: using drug and alcohol baby simulators in education

The findings were categorised into three main themes: kinaesthetic learning, ‘in their shoes’ and the midwifery role in educating others. The final theme had three sub-themes: visual aid to enhance...

Exploring using NVivo software to facilitate inductive coding for thematic narrative synthesis

This study was based on the approach of a ‘textual narrative synthesis of the literature relevant to the subject matter’ (Barnett-Page and Thomas, 2009). A literature search was conducted of a number...

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...

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