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Investigating active versus expectant management of third stage labour in a midwife-led unit

The PICOS (Population, Intervention, Comparison and Outcomes, Study) tool was used as a structure to organise a list of terms, addressing the main issues in the research question (Table 1)..

Why research is so important

Jenny Chambers discusses the developments in research about intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy in recent years, that has taken place with the help of the charity ICP Support

Midwife scan clinic: response to increased demand for third trimester ultrasound

In January 2019, a midwife scan clinic was started at Kingston Hospital maternity unit. The unit delivers approximately 5000 babies annually in an obstetric-led delivery suite, a midwife-led birth...

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...

Developing a fast-track COVID-19 vaccination clinic for pregnant people

The first pilot fast-track COVID-19 vaccination clinic for pregnant people was held on 28 June 2021. Phase 2, ‘community expansion’, commenced 29 July 2021. Community midwives provided women and...

Emergency remote teaching for interprofessional education during COVID-19: student experiences

Recently, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led many educational providers to adapt to an online delivery mode. The first article in this series (Power et al, 2021) explored definitions of...

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