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Adolescent women's perspective of pregnancy in Iran: a qualitative study

This descriptive qualitative study used a thematic analysis approach (Braun and Clarke, 2006), and was conducted by combining data from urban and rural primary healthcare centres. All centres and all...

‘Sunshine’, ‘angels’ and ‘rainbows’: language developed by mothers bereaved by perinatal loss

Data were collected through 40 completed qualitative online surveys and five semi-structured face-to-face interviews with women who had experienced a healthy pregnancy following a perinatal loss. The...

An exploration of midwives' experiences of the transition to practice in the Republic of Ireland

The study investigated the research question ‘what support is required by newly qualified midwives during their first year of clinical practice?’. A convenience sample of seven midwives from a large...

The perception of episiotomy among Iranian women: a qualitative study

Qualitative conventional content analysis was used for this study. Interviews were held with 20 service recipients (nulliparous or multiparous women at least 6 weeks after their episiotomy) with...

Women's experience of their sexual function during pregnancy and after childbirth: a qualitative survey

Women's sexual function is a multifaceted phenomenon that mirrors psychological, physiological, sociocultural, inter- and intra-personal influences, including the health of the whole body and internal...

Using the Solihull Approach in breastfeeding support groups: Maternal perceptions

Breastfeeding is a public health priority in the UK (Public Health England, 2016) While the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends using peer support to increase both initiation and duration of...

Exploring breastfeeding peer supporters' experiences of using the Solihull Approach model

Peer support for breastfeeding mothers is defined by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as:

Homebirth in England: Factors that impact on job satisfaction for community midwives

Homebirth rates in England have been persistently low for more than 5 decades, with just 23% of women giving birth at home in 2013 (Office for National Statistics, 2014)

Midwifery care in the UK for older mothers

In many countries, including the UK, a large proportion of care for women during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period is provided by practising midwives (International Confederation of Midwives...

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