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Learning about compassion during midwifery education: exploring student midwives' perspectives

A mixed-methods design was used for this study (Tashakkori and Teddlie, 2003). Mixing positivism and intepretivism by adopting a quantitative approach allowed for scope and scale, while the...

First-time fathers' experiences attending labour and birth: a descriptive cross-sectional study

This was a descriptive cross-sectional study of 200 first-time fathers visiting midwifery counseling centers in Tehran, Iran. With an alpha of 0.05, z of 1.96, sigma of 7 and d of 1, the sample size...

Pregnant women's knowledge of venous thromboembolism in Malaysia

A total of 143 pregnant women completed the questionnaire. The findings of this study are presented under three headings: participants' demographic characteristics, participants' knowledge of venous...

Self-assessed hand and wrist pain and quality of life for postpartum mothers in Japan

Of the 190 women recruited 5 days after birth, 139 (73.2%) returned questionnaires and 131 (68.9%) consented to participate in the subsequent two surveys at 2 and 6 months. The mean age of...

‘Sunshine’, ‘angels’ and ‘rainbows’: language developed by mothers bereaved by perinatal loss

Data were collected through 40 completed qualitative online surveys and five semi-structured face-to-face interviews with women who had experienced a healthy pregnancy following a perinatal loss. The...

A mother's perspective of consent for maternal and neonatal COVID-19 testing: can we do more?

This service evaluation aimed to assess the existing service provided to women for neonatal and maternal COVID-19 testing..

Understanding early complementary food practice in rural Indonesia: a qualitative study

Participants reported that the early introduction of complementary food is a common practice among Indonesian mothers. The majority of Javanese mothers live in Central and East Java, including...

Pain management in the first stage of labour using sensory stimulation

The article search was conducted in January 2021 using the population/problem/patient, intervention, comparison, outcome, study design strategy. The type of reporting used was preferred reporting...

Reflection as creative practice: an exploration of arts-based practice workshops with student midwives

How can midwifery educators embrace these two concepts of art and science and align them for student midwives' training? Prior to midwifery training, I was an arts and drama student, spending much...

Understanding the code

The code (WHO, 1981) is an international health policy framework that regulates the marketing of breastmilk substitutes in order to protect infant nutrition. It was published by the World Health...

Eating disorders and pregnancy

Asking someone how they are feeling about their body and how they are navigating the body changes can help support them. When weighing someone, it can be helpful to suggest blind weigh-ins and avoid...

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