Qualitative research

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..

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...

Early-career midwives' experiences of perineal assessment and repair after normal vaginal birth

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...

Communication with health professionals: The views of pregnant women with a raised BMI

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,...

Attitudes of student midwives caring for women with perinatal mental health problems

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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