Avoiding induction of labour for prolonged pregnancy; the evidence base for midwives’ advice to women in the north west of England

Avoiding induction of labour for prolonged pregnancy; the evidence base for midwives’ advice to women in the north west of England Katrina Rigby – Senior Research Midwife and Reproductive Health, Childbirth and Children’s Research Team Leader at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Soo Downe – Professor of Midwifery at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Current national guidelines […]

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Original Research: Effect Of Husband Participation On Mental Health During Antenatal Care – A Randomised Clinical Trial

ORIGINAL RESEARCH Effect of husband participation on mental health during antenatal care: a randomised clinical trial This study evaluated the effect of husband participation on pregnant women’s mental health during 2014. A randomised clinical trial was adopted. By randomised sampling, the data of 66 participants were collected among women who regularly attended health centres for […]

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Original Research: A Prospective Chart Review On The Management Of Postpartum Acute Perineal Pain

ORIGINAL RESEARCH A prospective chart review on the management of postpartum acute perineal pain Postpartum acute perineal pain can cause a significant impact on maternal morbidity (Dahlen and Homer 2008). The purpose of this article is to enhance midwives’ understanding and knowledge regarding the management of postpartum perineal pain following perineal lacerations sustained during vaginal […]

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Physiological breech birth: Evaluation of a training programme for birth professionals

Physiological breech birth Evaluation of a training programme for birth professionals This paper reports an evaluation of the Breech Birth Network (BBN) physiological breech birth (PBB) training programme, which has been developed out of consensus research with highly experienced health professionals. The training was delivered in four National Health Service trust hospitals in the north […]

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Hypnosis and hypnobirthing for labour – a critical selective narrative review

Hypnosis and hypnobirthing for labour – a critical selective narrative review The provision of woman-centred care is at the heart of midwifery practice, and there appear to be increasing numbers of women choosing alternative forms of support for their childbearing journey. Women are often fearful of the experience of labour and birth, and in particular […]

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Original Research: Factors associated with postpartum shivering: a cross-sectional study

EVIDENCE Original Research Factors associated with postpartum shivering: a cross-sectional study The objective of this study was to investigate the postpartum shivering phenomenon. We carried out a cross-sectional study on a sample of 597 pregnant women. Logistic regression analyses were built. Independent variables were: parity, labour induction with prostaglandin agonist, oxytocin infusion during labour, amniotomy, […]

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Original Research: Women’s experience of post-term pregnancy

EVIDENCE Original Research Women’s experience of post-term pregnancy In recent years, induction of labour has become increasingly common in many countries and has moved towards an earlier gestational age. The aim of this study was to describe how low-risk pregnant women experienced post-term pregnancy in a large university hospital in Denmark. Qualitative interviews were carried […]

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Midwives caring for asylum-seeking women: research findings

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Midwives caring for asylum-seeking women: research findings Over the past decade, the numbers of women seeking asylum in the United Kingdom (UK) and requiring midwifery care have increased significantly (Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2012). This article describes findings from a small study that explored the experiences of […]

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Women’s engagement with mobile device applications in pregnancy and childbirth

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Women’s engagement with mobile device applications in pregnancy and childbirth Childbearing women are increasingly engaging with social media and technology. The use of apps for pregnancy and childbirth advice is a new approach to maternity provision, and has potential to impact upon midwifery. Apps are ideally placed to […]

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