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Admission to delivery suites: the importance of antenatal education

Brunei is a higher income nation in southeast Asia where approximately two-thirds of its population are of Malay origin (Abdul-Mumin, 2016). It has a population of 459 500 with an estimated 6000...

Academics' experiences of online interprofessional education in response to COVID-19

The NMC (2018b) code sets out expected standards of conduct and behaviour for midwives, nurses and nursing associates. Irrespective of the context of practice or levels of responsibility, all...

Helping midwives support families who require non-therapeutic infant male circumcision

Greater Manchester is an area of England with a diverse ethnic population and it has seen an increase in the number of males born into communities that practice non-therapeutic circumcision over the...

New mothers' mental health needs

MumsAid is a multi-award winning charity founded on the belief that early identification of perinatal mental health difficulties is critical and that support should be non-pathologising and easily...

Critical thinking

Critical thinking is the ability to engage in purposeful self-regulatory thinking and provides the impetus for knowledge development and clinical judgment (Facione and Facione, 2008; Abrami et al,...

Improving care for new mothers with postnatal morbidity in Ireland

As part of a larger mixed-methods study design, a cross-sectional survey was completed. The survey instrument was developed and validated from two questionnaires: the Satisfaction with Outpatient...

Does training affect understanding of implicit bias and care of black, Asian and minority ethnic babies?

The training package created during this project aimed to bring to the forefront the inequity faced by mothers from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups by enabling midwives to reflect on the...

An exploration of midwives' experiences of the transition to practice in the Republic of Ireland

The study investigated the research question ‘what support is required by newly qualified midwives during their first year of clinical practice?’. A convenience sample of seven midwives from a large...

Lived experiences of women with memories of childbirth

The experiences of childbirth memories were narrated against the background of women attempting to live their lives in the present while coping with changes in their lives that accompanied the birth...

Stand and deliver: an integrative review of the evidence around birthing upright

This review followed the recommendations of the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis (PRISMA) checklist (Moher et al, 2009), the Critical Appraisal Skills Program (2018)...

Factors contributing to maternal health inequalities for women who are not white British in the UK

A literature search was conducted on electronic databases (MEDLINE complete, CINAHL, Science Direct, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Scopus) in January 2021; further papers were found from...

Investigating progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery in pre-eclampsia treatment

Participants' baseline sociodemographic characteristics are presented in Table 1 and clinical data are shown in Table 2. Participants' mean ages were 56.95 years for the study group and 59.18 years...

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