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Social support

Sociocultural factors associated with the development of postnatal anxiety symptoms

Childbirth and the postpartum period expose women to various social, biological and psychological changes Although these changes may lead to individual growth and fulfilment, some women may also be...

Measuring the benefits of free pregnancy yoga classes

Antenatal yoga has numerous benefits for women, including increased comfort in labour, decreased pain in labour and decreased length of labour (Chuntharapat et al, 2008; Jahdi et al, 2017)...

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...

Fathers and breastfeeding: Attitudes, involvement and support

A plethora of literature has examined the factors behind low breastfeeding rates and has indicated that a mother's decision to breastfeed is associated with social, cultural, personal and...

Relationship between social support and breastfeeding self-efficacy among women in Tabriz, Iran

Breast milk not only protects the baby from infections and diseases, but it is also thought to predispose a person to good health over his/her lifetime (Varaei et al, 2009) There is a wealth of...

The role of antenatal and postnatal social support for pregnant women with a body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2

Pregnancy is a key time point in a woman's life where behavioural changes can be made (Phelan, 2010) As a result, researchers have started to explore the best way for health professionals to provide...

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