The ARRIVE Trial has finally arrived – a midwife’s summary

By Professor Hannah Dahlen Well everyone the ARRIVE trial has finally arrived. This was the elective induction of labour trial at 39 weeks. A total of 3062 women were assigned to labor induction, and 3044 were assigned to expectant management. The primary outcome of perinatal morbidity for the baby occurred in 4.3% of neonates in […]

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One Born Every Minute – professional assertions and women’s responses – evidence examined

One Born Every Minute – professional assertions and women’s responses – evidence examined Alys Einion – Associate Professor of Midwifery and Reproductive Health at Swansea University Research unwrapped is a popular series to help readers make sense of published research by undertaking a detailed appraisal of an article in a careful and considered manner. In doing […]

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A comparison of three models of care for inpatient induction of labour: an observational analysis

A comparison of three models of care for inpatient induction of labour: an observational analysis Case study This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of inpatient care models during induction of labour (IOL). A prospective observational study involving 1,133 women undergoing IOL in a tertiary obstetric centre was conducted between March 2009 and August 2010. […]

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Research Unwrapped: Discussions between midwives and women around place of birth

EVIDENCE Research Unwrapped Discussions between midwives and women around place of birth The research discussed here involves two reviews focusing on discussions which midwives have with women on place of birth; the research considered the discussions which took place from the midwives’ perspective. A systematic review to examine the evidence regarding discussions by midwives, with […]

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Research Unwrapped: Midwifery practice during birth: ritual companionship

EVIDENCE Research Unwrapped Midwifery practice during birth: ritual companionship The research being discussed here is a qualitative study focusing on perhaps the most fundamental dimension and function of midwifery practice: that of the impact of a midwife on a woman’s birth experience. Reed R, Rowe J and Barnes M (2016) Women and Birth, 29(3): 269-278. […]

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Research Unwrapped: Mindfulness and perinatal mental health: a systematic review

EVIDENCE Research Unwrapped Mindfulness and perinatal mental health: a systematic review Fenwick J, Cullen D, Gamle J et al (2016) ‘Being a young midwifery student: a qualitative exploration’. Midwifery, 39: 27-34. The research being discussed here is a systematic review of articles which look at the implementation of mindfulness approaches and whether these can enhance […]

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Research Unwrapped: Being a young midwifery student: a qualitative exploration

EVIDENCE Research Unwrapped Being a young midwifery student: a qualitative exploration Fenwick J, Cullen D, Gamle J et al (2016) ‘Being a young midwifery student: a qualitative exploration’. Midwifery, 39: 27-34. For many, entry into midwifery occurs directly or soon after leaving full time education, at the time when they first cross the threshold into […]

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Research Unwrapped: Self-hypnosis for intrapartum pain management (SHIP) in pregnant nulliparous women

EVIDENCE Research Unwrapped ‘Self-hypnosis for intrapartum pain management (SHIP) in pregnant nulliparous women: a randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness’ Downe S, Finlayson K, Melvin C et al (2015) – Brit Jour Obs Gyn, 122: 1226–1234 Research unwrapped is a popular series to help readers make sense of published research by undertaking a detailed appraisal […]

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Research Unwrapped: Yoga for prenatal depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis

EVIDENCE Research Unwrapped Yoga for prenatal depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis Gong H et al (2015) BMC Psychiatry, 15(1): 14 This paper explores the role of yoga in reducing depressive symptoms for pregnant women. The research was appraised using the Critical Appraisal Skills Framework (CASP) checklist for systematic reviews (2014) and the Cochrane handbook […]

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Research Unwrapped: ‘Midwives’ experiences of establishing partnerships: working with pregnant women who use illicit drugs’

EVIDENCE Research Unwrapped ‘Midwives’ experiences of establishing partnerships: working with pregnant women who use illicit drugs’ Research unwrapped is a popular series to help readers make sense of published research by undertaking a detailed appraisal of an article in a careful and considered manner. In doing so we can advance our knowledge and understanding of […]

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