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...
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)...
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...
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...
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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