Experiences

Back to the future: midwives' experiences of undertaking a return to midwifery practice programme

Midwifery shortages are a global issue (World Health Organization, 2018) Maintaining an adequate and competent workforce is a major challenge for health service providers An increasingly important...

Perinatal mental ill health: the experiences of women from ethnic minority groups

Mental health disorders are among the most common morbidities experienced during the perinatal period (Megnin-Viggars et al, 2015) These disorders may be pre-existent or they may develop during the...

Women's experiences of outpatient induction of labour

Approximately 326% of labours in the UK are induced, either before or after the estimated due date (NHS Digital, 2018) This number has increased by 122% in the past 10 years (NHS Digital, 2018) and is...

A literature review exploring student midwives' experiences of continuity of mentorship on the labour ward

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) regulates practice for nurses and midwives in the UK It sets standards to support learning and assessment in clinical practice and the education of...

‘You're kinda passing a test’: A phenomenological study of women's experiences of breastfeeding

Despite an increasing research base about what helps or hinders breastfeeding, there is a dramatic drop in breastfeeding prevalence within the first 6 weeks (Health and Social Care Information Centre,...

Exploring community midwives' perceptions of their work experience after deployment in the rural areas of Chitral, Pakistan

Globally, the maternal mortality rate and neonatal mortality rate remain persistently high (World Bank, 2015) Globally, there are 216 maternal deaths per 10 000 live births every year In South Asia,...

Removing babies from mothers at birth: Midwives' experiences

Midwives provide a universal service, their knowledge and expertise in assessing and monitoring the health and wellbeing of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby means that they have an important role...

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