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Interactive and non-interactive e-learning in prenatal care

This quasi-experimental study included two groups that were analysed in pre- and post-intervention phases. The research sample consisted of 76 midwives working in treatment centres affiliated with the...

Women's views on the visiting restrictions during COVID-19 in an Irish maternity hospital

This study aimed to gain an understanding of women's experiences of visiting restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 and to provide information to inform policy development in relation to visiting..

A review of the law surrounding female genital mutilation protection orders

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitalia are altered, injured or removed (World Health Organization [WHO], 2020) without medical indication (Crown Prosecution Service...

Caring for women with chronic hypertension

Hypertension in pregnancy affects approximately 10% of women The reported incidence varies between studies, but it is estimated that 13-3% of pregnant women will have chronic hypertension (Sibai,...

The loaded die: Parenting with learning disabilities and the role of the midwife in Scotland

A learning disability has been described as a significant, lifelong condition that starts before adulthood and affects a person's development, meaning they need help to understand information, learn...

Overcoming the barriers of vitamin D in pregnancy: A midwifery public health perspective

Guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2008, 2017a; 2017b) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) (2014a) recommends vitamin D...

Integrating social media into routine midwifery services: Maternity Direct+

The term, ‘social media’ is defined as a group of Internet-based applications (programmes) that allow the creation and exchange of user generated content (Kaplan and Haenlein, 2010) Social media...

Management of shoulder dystocia using the HELPERR mnemonic

Shoulder dystocia occurs when a fetal shoulder becomes impacted, most commonly on the maternal symphysis pubis, or the sacral promontory of the maternal pelvis (Royal College of Obstetricians and...

Cerebrospinal fluid shunts in the maternity context

As a result of advances in medicine, midwives and obstetricians are increasingly seeing a number women with complex medical histories This may include women who have been born with hydro cephalus, or...

Are specially trained midwives the right professionals to perform the newborn physical examination?

It is widely accepted that the midwife, having received specialist training, is the appropriate health professional to conduct the newborn infant physical examination (NIPE) on low-risk infants...

Exploring parents' experiences of care in an Irish hospital following second-trimester miscarriage

Second-trimester miscarriage is defined as pregnancy loss after 12 weeks' and before 24 weeks' gestation (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, (RCOG), 2010) An Irish study found the rate...

As a midwife ‘you must respect a woman's right to confidentiality’: A Northern Ireland perspective

There are pro fes sional standards of practice and behav iour to which a registered midwife must adhere, which are set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Coun cil (NMC) One such obligation is confiden...

Immune thrombocytopaenia in pregnancy: Key principles for the midwife

Midwives are experts in the care of normal pregnancy/birth, but are also professionally accountable for detecting deviations and initiating immediate referral to an appropriate expert (Nursing and...

What should midwives know about Zika virus infection?

On 1 February 2016, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the recent outbreak of cases of fetal microcephaly linked to Zika in South America an international public...

Should left-handed midwives and midwifery students conform to the ‘norm’ or practise intuitively?

It has been suggested that the growing proportion of left-handed people—or, more specifically, the greater acknowledgement of left-handedness over the past century—may be the result of fewer...

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