This study was based on the approach of a ‘textual narrative synthesis of the literature relevant to the subject matter’ (Barnett-Page and Thomas, 2009). A literature search was conducted of a number...
The aim of this study was to explore and better understand the experiences of staff who provide care for obese women in labour..
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...
It is estimated that approximately 350 000 women in the UK will experience some degree of perineal trauma during childbirth, and 75% of these will require suturing (Kettle et al, 2002; Thiagamoorthy...
Women with a raised body mass index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m2 have an increased risk of pregnancy-related complications and adverse outcomes (Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries, 2010) For most adults,...
Psychiatric illness is one of the leading indirect causes of maternal mortality and maternal morbidity in the UK A confidential report on the causes of maternal death in the UK suggested a significant...
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