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Date Posted: 25/Apr/2015

Maternal and neonatal outcomes of Hepatitus c positive women attending a midwifery led drug and alcohol service: a west australian perspective

Available online 20 April 2015
Angela O’Connor | Lucy Lewis | Renate McLaurin | Lisa Barnett

The Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Service (WANDAS) is a specialist, midwifery-led service providing pregnancy care to women dealing with alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, at the sole tertiary maternity...

The first antenatal appointment: An exploratory study of the experiences of women with a diagnosis of mental illness

Available online 16 April 2015
Louise Phillips | Dona Thomas

To explore and gain insight into the expectations and experiences of women with a pre-existing diagnosis of mental illness, of their first booking appointment; to make recommendations for practice development...

What factors affect documentation by midwives? A prospective study assessing relationship between length of shift, workload and quality of note keeping

Available online 16 April 2015
S Bailey | G Wilson | W Yoong

to assess association between the quality of basic note keeping and partogram documentation with progression of shift and workload on labour ward...

An Evaluation of expectant Parents knowledge, satisfaction and use of a self- instructional infant CPR kit

Available online 16 April 2015
Maebh Barry

In many parts of Europe as in Ireland, maternity services do not provide infant CPR training routinely to expectant or new parents. Little is known of the views of expectant women and their partners...

Midwifery students’ experiences of an innovative clinical placement model embedded within midwifery continuity of care in Australia

Available online 15 April 2015
Amanda G. Carter | Elizabeth Wilkes | Jenny Gamble | Mary Sidebotham | Debra K. Creedy

Midwifery continuity of care experiences can provide high quality clinical learning for students but can be challenging to implement. The Rural and Private Midwifery Education Project (RPMEP) is a strategic...

Women-centred interventions to increase vaginal birth after Caesarean section (VBAC): A systematic review

Available online 15 April 2015
Christina Nilsson | Ingela Lundgren | Valerie Smith | Katri Vehvilainen-Julkunen | Jane Nicoletti | Declan Devane | Annette Bernloehr | Evelien van Limbeek | Joan Lalor | Cecily Begley

To evaluate the effectiveness of women-centred interventions during pregnancy and birth to increase rates of vaginal birth after caesarean....

Back to normal: A retrospective, cross-sectional study of the multi-factorial determinants of normal birth in Queensland, Australia

Available online 15 April 2015
Yvette D. Miller | Samantha J. Prosser | Rachel Thompson

Currently, care providers and policy-makers internationally are working to promote normal birth. In Australia, such initiatives are being implemented without any evidence of the prevalence or determinants...

Mighty Mums –an antenatal health care intervention can reduce gestational weight gain in women with obesity

Available online 9 April 2015
Karin Haby | Anna Glantz | Ragnar Hanas | Åsa Premberg

Overweight and obesity are growing public health problems and around 13% of women assigned to antenatal health care (AHC) in Sweden have obesity (Body Mass Index, BMI≥30). The risk of complications...

Childbirth efficacy: Validating the childbirth self-efficacy inventory in a Greek sample of pregnant women

Available online 9 April 2015
Kleanthi Gourounti | Eleni Kouklaki | Katerina Lykeridou

childbirth self-efficacy has been found to be a factor that influences women׳s decision about their choice of delivery. Greece is a country with a high caesarean section rate and the validation of the...

Promoting a normal birth and a positive birth experience — Norwegian women׳s perspectives

Available online 9 April 2015
Ingvild Aune | Helen Marit Torvik | Siv-Tonje Selboe | Ann-Karin Skogås | Janicke Persen | Unn Dahlberg

the aim of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of a woman׳s internal factors and factors in her environment that are important for a normal birth and a positive birth experience....

The Experience of Psychological Distress, Depression, and Anxiety during Pregnancy: A Meta-synthesis of Qualitative Research

Available online 9 April 2015
Aleksandra A. Staneva | Fiona Bogossian | Anja Wittkowski

to systematically review qualitative research that explores the experience of maternal antenatal psychological distress, such as depression, anxiety and stress during pregnancy....

Healthcare professionals experience with Motivational interviewing in their encounter with obese pregnant women

Available online 8 April 2015
Christina Louise Lindhardt | Sune Rubak | Ole Mogensen | Helle Ploug Hansen | Henri Goldstein | Ronald F. Lamont | Jan Stener Joergensen

To explore and describe how healthcare professionals in the Southern Region of Denmark experienced motivational interviewing as a communication method when working with pregnant women with obesity....

Translation and cultural adaptation of the mother-Generated index into Brazilian portuguese: A postnatal quality of life study

Available online 8 April 2015
Samila Gomes Ribeiro | Andrew Graham Symon | Paula Renata Amorim Lessa | Mirna Fontenele de Oliveira | Priscila de Souza Aquino | Paulo César de Almeida | Ana Karina Bezerra Pinheiro

Objective. Quality of life issues are central to maternal health and wellbeing. Within the context of a study examining postnatal quality of life, we set out to translate into Brazilian Portuguese the...

Assessment of pain associated with childbirth: Women׳s perspectives, preferences and solutions

Available online 7 April 2015
Lester E. Jones | Laura Y. Whitburn | Mary-Ann Davey | Rhonda Small

to develop an understanding of women׳s experiences of pain associated with childbirth and the assessment of labour pain. This exploratory study, informed by modern pain science, sought to explore women׳s...

Immigrant Afghan women's emotional well-being after birth and use of health services in Melbourne, Australia

Available online 7 April 2015
Touran Shafiei | Rhonda Small | Helen McLachlan

to investigate immigrant Afghan women's emotional well-being and experiences of postnatal depression after childbirth and their use of health services....

Practical aspects of setting up obstetric skills laboratories – A literature review and proposed model

April 2015
Bettina Utz | Theresa Kana | Nynke van den Broek

the use of simulation training in obstetrics is an important strategy to improve health-care providers׳ competence to manage obstetric cases. As an increasing number of international programmes focus...

An investigation of the relationship between the caseload model of midwifery for socially disadvantaged women and childbirth outcomes using routine data – A retrospective, observational study

April 2015
Hannah Rayment-Jones | Trevor Murrells | Jane Sandall

the objective of this study was to describe and compare childbirth outcomes and processes for women with complex social factors who received caseload midwifery care, and standard maternity care in the...

Evaluating midwife-led antenatal care: Choice, experience, effectiveness, and preparation for pregnancy

April 2015
Michelle M. Butler | Lucille Sheehy | Mary (Maureen) Kington | Maura C. Walsh | Mary C. Brosnan | Martina Murphy | Corina Naughton | Jonathan Drennan | Theresa Barry

to evaluate midwife-led care (MLC) antenatal care compared with antenatal care provided in traditional obstetric-led hospital antenatal clinics (usual care)....

Healthy late preterm infants and supplementary artificial milk feeds: Effects on breast feeding and associated clinical parameters

April 2015
Elisabet Mattsson | Eva-Lotta Funkquist | Maria Wickström | Kerstin H. Nyqvist | Helena Volgsten

to compare the influence of supplementary artificial milk feeds on breast feeding and certain clinical parameters among healthy late preterm infants given regular supplementary artificial milk feeds...

Maternity care: A narrative overview of what women expect across their care continuum

April 2015
Kim Clark | Shelley Beatty | Tracy Reibel

to provide a narrative overview of the values schema underpinning women׳s expectations of public maternity-care services using an episodes-of-care framework....

The experiences of new graduate midwives working in midwifery continuity of care models in Australia

April 2015
Allison M. Cummins | E. Denney-Wilson | C.S.E. Homer

midwifery continuity of care has been shown to be beneficial to women through reducing interventions and other maternal and neonatal morbidity. In Australia, numerous government reports recognise the...

Higher prevalence of childbirth related fear in foreign born pregnant women – Findings from a community sample in Sweden

April 2015
Elin Ternström | Ingegerd Hildingsson | Helen Haines | Christine Rubertsson

to investigate the prevalence of childbirth related fear (CBRF) in early pregnancy among both Swedish born and foreign born women living in Sweden....

Kairos time at the moment of birth

April 2015
Susan Crowther | Elizabeth Smythe | Deb Spence

there is something extraordinary in the lived experience of being there at the time of birth. Yet the meaning and significance of this special time, named Kairos time in this paper, have received little...

Use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological labour pain management techniques and their relationship to maternal and infant birth outcomes: Examination of a nationally representative sample of 1835 pregnant women

April 2015
Jon Adams | Jane Frawley | Amie Steel | Alex Broom | David Sibbritt

women use various labour pain management techniques during birth. The objective of this study is to investigate women׳s use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological labour pain management techniques...

A mixed methods study to explore women and clinician׳s response to pain associated with suturing second degree perineal tears and episiotomies [PRAISE]

April 2015
Lesley Briscoe | Tina Lavender | Ediri O׳Brien | Malcom Campbell | Linda McGowan

perineal suturing is a common event which affects women across a variety of international settings. Women have expressed pain related to perineal trauma in the postnatal period but little is known about...

‘Negotiating the tensions of having to attach and detach concurrently’: A qualitative study on combining breastfeeding and employment in public education and health sectors in New Delhi, India

April 2015
Amal Omer-Salim | Shoba Suri | Jai Prakash Dadhich | Mohammad Moonis Akbar Faridi | Pia Olsson

the aim of this study was to explore the factors involved in combining breastfeeding and employment in the context of six months of maternity leave in India....

An explorative study of factors contributing to the job satisfaction of primary care midwives

April 2015
J. Catja Warmelink | Kirsten Hoijtink | Marloes Noppers | Therese A. Wiegers | T. Paul de Cock | Trudy Klomp | Eileen K. Hutton

the main objectives of our study was to gain an understanding of how primary care midwives in the Netherlands feel about their work and to identify factors associated with primary care midwives׳ job...

Variation in intrapartum referral rates in primary midwifery care in the Netherlands: A discrete choice experiment

April 2015
Pien M. Offerhaus | Wilma Otten | Jolanda C.G. Boxem-Tiemessen | Ank de Jonge | Karin M. van der Pal-de Bruin | Peer L.H. Scheepers | Antoine L.M. Lagro-Janssen

in midwife-led care models of maternity care, midwives are responsible for intrapartum referrals to the obstetrician or obstetric unit, in order to give their clients access to secondary obstetric care....

Causes of women's postpartum depression symptoms: men's and women's perceptions

Available online 30 March 2015
Catherine Habel | Nancy Feeley | Barbara Hayton | Linda Bell | Phyllis Zelkowitz

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a relatively common mental health disorder that is estimated to affect more than 10% of women in the first year following birth. Little is currently known regarding how...

‘Oh no, no, no, we haven׳t got time to be doing that’: Challenges encountered introducing a breast-feeding support intervention on a postnatal ward

Available online 30 March 2015
Louise Hunter | Julia Magill-Cuerden | Christine McCourt

to identify elements in the environment of a postnatal ward which impacted on the introduction of a breast-feeding support intervention....

‘What about the mother?’ Women׳s and caregivers׳ perspectives on caesarean birth in a low-resource setting with rising caesarean section rates

Available online 30 March 2015
Helena Litorp | Andrew Mgaya | Hussein L. Kidanto | Sara Johnsdotter | Birgitta Essén

in light of the rising caesarean section rates in many developing countries, we sought to explore women׳s and caregivers׳ experiences, perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs in relation to caesarean s...

Feasibility of using partograph by practitioners of Indian system of medicine (AYUSH): An exploratory observation

Available online 18 March 2015
Nomita Chandhiok | Aparna Shrotri | Neelam Sanjay Joglekar | Nayanjeet Chaudhury | Panna Choudhury | Shalini Singh

to understand the use of the partograph by Skilled Birth Attendance/Basic Emergency Obstetric Care (SBA/BEmOC) trained practitioners from Indian systems of medicine called AYUSH practitioners (APs)...

Artificial milk-feeding women׳s views of their feeding choice in Ireland

Available online 11 March 2015
Margaret Carroll | Louise Gallagher | Mike Clarke | Sally Millar | Cecily Begley

despite the well-documented benefits of breast feeding to both mother and child, breast-feeding initiation rates in Ireland are the second lowest in Europe. This study set out to explore the views of...

The influence of childbirth experiences on women׳s postpartum traumatic stress symptoms: A comparison between Israeli Jewish and Arab women

Available online 11 March 2015
Ofra Halperin | Orly Sarid | Julie Cwikel

childbirth is a positive experience for most women yet some women express distress after birth. Traumatic experience can sometimes cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in relation to childbirth....

Retrospective study of the association between epidural analgesia during labour and complications for the newborn

Available online 11 March 2015
A. Herrera-Gómez | O. García-Martínez | J. Ramos-Torrecillas | E. De Luna-Bertos | C. Ruiz | F.M. Ocaña-Peinado

our objective was to determine the association between epidural analgesia and different variables....

Maternity services are not meeting the needs of immigrant women of non-English speaking background: Results of two consecutive Australian population based studies

Available online 10 March 2015
Jane Yelland | Elisha Riggs | Rhonda Small | Stephanie Brown

women of non-English speaking background who migrate by choice or seek refuge in developed countries such as Australia have notably poorer perinatal outcomes than local-born women. Using data collected...

Exploration of preterm birth rates associated with different models of antenatal midwifery care in Scotland: Unmatched retrospective cohort analysis

Available online 10 March 2015
Andrew Symon | Clare Winter | Lynda Cochrane

preterm birth represents a significant personal, clinical, organisational and financial burden. Strategies to reduce the preterm birth rate have had limited success. Limited evidence indicates that...

Diet and Pre-eclampsia: A Prospective Multicentre Case–Control Study in Ethiopia

Available online 10 March 2015
Mulualem Endeshaw | Fantu Abebe | Melkamu Bedimo | Anemaw Asart

Pre-eclampsia is one of the most commonly encountered hypertensive disorders of pregnancy that accounts for 20–80% of maternal mortality in developing countries, including Ethiopia. For many years,...

Risk factors of transient and persistent anxiety during pregnancy

Available online 6 March 2015
Hamideh Bayrampour | Sheila McDonald | Suzanne Tough

chronic poor mental health over the course of pregnancy contributes to greater adverse maternal and child outcomes. Identifying women with chronic depressive or anxiety symptoms can provide opportunities...

Navigating the self in maternity care: How Chinese midwives work on their professional identity in hospital setting

March 2015
Jing Zhang | Elaine Haycock-Stuart | Rosemary Mander | Lorna Hamilton

to explore the strategies Chinese midwives employed to work on their professional identity in hospital setting and the consequence of such identity work....

Antenatal mental health referrals: Review of local clinical practice and pregnant women׳s experiences in England

March 2015
Zoe Darwin | Linda McGowan | Leroy C. Edozien

to investigate (i) the consistency and completeness of mental health assessment documented at hospital booking; (ii) the subsequent management of pregnant women identified as experiencing, or at risk...

Increasing accurate self-report in surveys of pregnancy alcohol use

March 2015
Evelyne Muggli MPH (Senior Research Officer) | Brendan Cook | Colleen O’Leary | Della Forster | Jane Halliday

pregnancy alcohol research relies on self-reports of alcohol consumption. Reporting bias may contribute to ambiguous and conflicting findings on fetal effects of low to moderate pregnancy alcohol e...

Female genital mutilation: Knowledge, attitude and practices of Flemish midwives

March 2015
Sien Cappon | Charlotte L’Ecluse | Els Clays | Inge Tency | Els Leye

health professionals in Belgium are confronted with female genital mutilation (FGM). To date, no survey to assess knowledge, attitudes and practices on FGM was conducted among midwives in the Northern...

Sense and sensibility: Swedish midwives׳ ambiguity to the use of synthetic oxytocin for labour augmentation

March 2015
Maria Ekelin | Judith Svensson | Susanne Evehammar | Linda J. Kvist

The use of intravenous artificial oxytocin for augmentation of labour is very common in midwifery care in Sweden. Studies have shown that oxytocin is often administered to women in labour who have no...

A qualitative study on how Muslim women of Moroccan descent approach antenatal anomaly screening

March 2015
Janneke T. Gitsels-van der Wal | Linda Martin | Judith Manniën | Pieternel Verhoeven | Eileen K. Hutton | Hans S. Reinders

to extend the knowledge on Muslim women׳s approach of antenatal anomaly screening....

A balancing act in an unknown territory: A metasynthesis of first-time mothers׳ experiences in early labour

March 2015
Tine S. Eri | Terese Bondas | Mechthild M. Gross | Patricia Janssen | Josephine M. Green

to integrate findings of individual studies in order to broaden the understanding of first-time mothers׳ experiences of early labour....

Antenatal counselling for congenital anomaly tests: Pregnant Muslim Moroccan women׳s preferences

March 2015
Janneke T. Gitsels-van der Wal | Linda Martin | Judith Manniën | Pieternel Verhoeven | Eileen K. Hutton | Hans S. Reinders

to gain insight into pregnant Muslim Moroccan women׳s preferences regarding the content of and approach to antenatal counselling for anomaly screening....

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