Midwives

The lived experience of staff caring for women in labour who have a BMI ≥40 kg/m2

The aim of this study was to explore and better understand the experiences of staff who provide care for obese women in labour..

Teaching Compassionate Mind Training to help midwives cope with traumatic clinical incidents

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) aim to help people cultivate compassion for self and others. CFT was created to help people respond to self-criticism and shame...

Midwives' recommendation of electronic cigarettes as a smoking cessation strategy in pregnancy

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were first introduced in China in 2004 (Dockrell et al, 2013); however, their use has only become widespread in recent years (Bareham et al, 2016). An e-cigarette...

Emotional intelligence and coping with stressful conditions: the case of Iranian midwives

Emotional quotient (EQ) – or emotional intelligence – means controlling the internal emotions to reduce stress and to have a positive relationship and be able to communicate with other people (Segal...

Measuring women's experiences of childbirth using the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is a multi-factorial psychometrically robust tool developed for the purpose of measuring women's experiences of labour and childbirth (Hollins...

Guidance for the provision of antenatal services during the COVID-19 pandemic

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus, a new strain of coronavirus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-COV-2) causing COVID-19, had...

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...

Revised standards of proficiencies for midwives: an opportunity to influence childhood health?

The first 1 000 days of life, from conception until a child's second birthday, are significant in terms of influencing childhood health (Black et al, 2016; Cusick and Georgieff, 2018; House of Commons...

Talking about smoking cessation with postnatal women: exploring midwives' experiences

Maintenance of smoking cessation after pregnancy remains a challenge, with many women who quit during pregnancy relapsing by six months (Logan et al, 2017) Factors relating to relapse postnatally are...

An interpretative phenomenological study of midwives supporting home birth for women with complex needs

The landscape of women presenting for care in pregnancy now compared to the 1970s is vastly different thanks in part to the development of technologies which support women with comorbidities,...

Lived experiences of young pregnant women who smoke

Smoking tobacco during pregnancy contributes to numerous adverse pregnancy outcomes (Salihu and Wilson, 2007; Marufu et al, 2015) Early life influences later health outcomes and exposure to problems...

Midwives' evaluation of their role in crowdsourcing activities to improve the maternity experience: part 1

Quality in healthcare services has been a contentious subject over the past decade Recent reports have highlighted previously unacceptable poor practice in failing NHS Trusts (Francis, 2013; Kirkup,...

The role of the PMA and barriers to the successful implementation of restorative clinical supervision

As a profession, there have been recent changes to improve the quality and effectiveness of care and learn from significant incidents The need for change and improved support became apparent following...

Should midwives learn to scan for presentation? Findings from a large survey of midwives in the UK

Fetal lie and presentation in the late third trimester have traditionally been determined by abdominal palpation using Leopold's manoeuvres or a similar technique Although accuracy may be increased...

The effect of a breastfeeding educational workshop on clinicians' knowledge, attitudes and practices

Breastfeeding is an important health promotion strategy that has widely accepted and documented benefits for mothers, infants, and society (Wieczorek et al, 2010; Ahluwalia et al, 2012; Kuyper et al,...

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