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Determinants of caesarean section delivery: a nationwide study in Indonesia

A caesarean section was conducted for 2269 (17.7%) of the 12 789 mothers who gave birth during the 5 years before the survey. The majority of the births were by women aged 20–34 years (73.61%), those...

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,...

Lack of care? Women's experiences of maternity bladder management

Although a healthy urinary system is an essential aspect of every woman's life, health professionals often neglect bladder management during pregnancy, labour, and puerperium (Carr and Cook, 2009) The...

Reviewing the effect of hyperemesis gravidarum on women's lives and mental health

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a pregnancy condition characterised by extreme levels of intractable nausea and vomiting, fatigue, distorted olfaction responses and hypersalivation Symptoms can lead to...

Maternity care for undocumented migrant women: The impact of charging for care

Migrant access to public welfare, including health care, has become increasingly contested throughout Europe In the UK, public services in particular, but also private citizens and civil society...

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