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Digitally enabled perinatal mental health programmes: a Scottish perspective

In Scotland, the ‘Matrix’ (NHS Education for Scotland, 2024) was formally launched on a new digital platform on 1 November 2023. It is designed to support evidence-based practice for the delivery of...

Digitally enabled perinatal mental health programmes' role in contemporary maternity care

Families need prompt access to evidence-based treatment to improve outcomes. Adversity faced by infants who have a mentally unwell parent, although not universal, can create lifelong challenges, but...

Short interpregnancy interval and adverse pregnancy outcomes among women in a Middle Eastern country

This study used a quantitative research approach with a retrospective, matched case-control design. It was conducted in the obstetric units of Sultan Qaboos University Hospital and Al-Rustaq Hospital....

Does model of care affect women's health and wellbeing in the perinatal period in Sweden?

This study used a descriptive, retrospective design to review comprehensive register data for low-risk pregnancies between 2010 and 2015. Ethical approval and permission to use data from the register...

A mixed-methods survey of perinatal mental health for Sri Lankan women in the UK

This mixed-methods online survey collected both quantitative and qualitative data simultaneously. These data were analysed separately and synthesised to develop the findings (Creswell and Creswell,...

A qualitative study of women's experience of a perinatal group health-promoting programme

An investment in strategies to promote ‘a healthy start to life’ is thought to reduce health inequalities across the entire course of life (Marmot et al, 2012) Extensive research has been conducted...

Supporting the transition to parenthood: Development of a group health-promoting programme

High-quality perinatal care is of central importance to public health and the broader agenda for global health (ten Hoope-Bender et al, 2014) In antenatal care, the focal point has shifted from...

Do psychosocial interventions have an impact on maternal perception of perinatal depression?

Perinatal mental health is a key issue in contemporary maternity care, with suicide continuing to be a leading cause of maternal death in the UK (Knight et al, 2014) The most recent Confidential...

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