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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528239/the-experiences-of-women-midwives-and-obstetricians-when-women-decline-recommended-maternity-care-a-feminist-thematic-analysis
#1
Bec Jenkinson, Sue Kruske, Sue Kildea
BACKGROUND: pregnant women, like all competent adults, have the right to refuse medical treatment, although concerns about maternal and fetal safety can make doing so problematic. Empirical research about refusal of recommended maternity care has mostly described the attitudes of clinicians, with women's perspectives notably absent. DESIGN: feminist thematic analysis of in-depth, semi-structured interviews with women's (n=9), midwives' (n=12) and obstetricians' (n=9) about their experiences of refusal of recommended maternity care...
May 11, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505580/factors-affecting-perceived-change-in-physical-activity-in-pregnancy
#2
Astrid Merkx, Marlein Ausems, Luc Budé, Raymond de Vries, Marianne J Nieuwenhuijze
OBJECTIVE: reduction of physical activity (PA) during pregnancy is common but undesirable, as it is associated with negative outcomes, including excessive gestational weight gain. Our objective was to explore changes in five types of activity that occurred during pregnancy and the behavioural determinants of the reported changes in PA. DESIGN: we performed a secondary analysis of a cross sectional survey that was constructed using the ASE-Model - an approach to identifying the factors that drive behaviour change that focuses on Attitude, Social influence, and self-Efficacy...
May 9, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528179/factors-related-to-a-negative-birth-experience-a-mixed-methods-study
#3
Lena Henriksen, Elisabeth Grimsrud, Berit Schei, Mirjam Lukasse
OBJECTIVE: this study aimed to explore factors associated with a negative childbirth experience including descriptions from women themselves. DESIGN: we performed a mixed methods study based on data from the Norwegian cohort of the Bidens study, including a total of 1352 multiparous women. Quantitative information was analysed in addition to thematic analysis of 103 free-text comments provided by women with a prior negative childbirth experience. KEY FINDINGS: the total prevalence of a negative birth experience was 21...
May 8, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500866/presence-of-eating-disorders-and-its-relationship-to-anxiety-and-depression-in-pregnant-women
#4
Amanda Maihara Dos Santos, Gláucia Rosana Guerra Benute, Niraldo Oliveira Dos Santos, Roseli Mieko Yamamoto Nomura, Mara Cristina Souza de Lucia, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco
BACKGROUND: women who have inadequate nutrient intake are more likely to develop a risky pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to determine the presence of eating disorders and its association with anxiety and depression symptomatology in high-risk pregnancies. METHODS: this is a cross-sectional and prospective study conducted at the tertiary university hospital in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. 913 pregnant women waiting for the Obstetrics' outpatient appointment were invited to participate in the study on their 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy...
May 8, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494388/skills-based-childbirth-preparation-reduces-stress-for-midwives
#5
Anne M Howarth, Kate M Scott, Nicola R Swain
OBJECTIVE: to explore the potential benefits of skills-based childbirth preparation on the work related stress levels of midwives. DESIGN: a questionnaire was sent out to midwives who had clients participating in an RCT of an education package for childbirth preparation (The Pink Kit (PK) Method for Birthing Better®) delivered to parents. SETTING: midwives were in private practice and acted as lead maternity carers to New Zealand first time mothers...
May 3, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494225/what-about-me-the-loss-of-self-through-the-experience-of-traumatic-childbirth
#6
Veronica Byrne, Jonathan Egan, Pádraig Mac Neela, Kiran Sarma
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: birth trauma has become an increasingly recognised maternal mental health issue and has important implications for both mother and infant. The importance of subjective birth experience in the development of birth trauma has been identified and may mediate the lack of theoretical consistency in this area. The current study aims to explore the subjective experience of birth trauma among first time mothers in Ireland. It aims to separate the potential effects of peripartum depression (PPD) from this in limiting this qualitative investigation to women who reported birth trauma, without PPD...
May 1, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475916/fathers-satisfaction-with-two-different-models-of-antenatal-care-in-sweden-findings-from-a-quasi-experimental-study
#7
Ewa Andersson, Rhonda Small
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 29, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527301/exploration-of-dietary-patterns-and-alcohol-consumption-in-pregnant-women-in-the-uk-a-mixed-methods-study
#8
Victoria Coathup, Lesley Smith, Mary Boulton
BACKGROUND: fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is a term used to describe a range of physical, cognitive and behavioural deficits in the offspring of women who drank alcohol during pregnancy. A growing body of evidence suggests alcohol consumption in the presence of poor maternal nutrition may increase the risk of harm to the developing fetus. OBJECTIVE: to investigate relationships between maternal dietary patterns and alcohol consumption, and explore which factors influence women's decisions about what to eat and drink during pregnancy...
April 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505479/women-s-self-reported-experience-of-unplanned-caesarean-section-results-of-a-swedish-study
#9
Annika Karlström
BACKGROUND: women´s experience of emergency caesarean section is often described as less positive compared to a vaginal birth or a planned caesarean section. Midwifery care for women where deviations from a normal birth process are present is a challenge. The aim of study was to compare self-reported birth outcomes for women undergoing birth through spontaneous onset of labour between those who actually had a vaginal birth and those who eventually had an emergency caesarean section. DESIGN AND SETTING: the study was part of a prospective longitudinal cohort study of parents' experiences, attitudes, and beliefs related to childbirth...
April 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494389/breastfeeding-support-and-opiate-dependence-a-think-aloud-study
#10
Sonya MacVicar, Tracy Humphrey, Katrina E Forbes-McKay
OBJECTIVE: international guidelines recommend the promotion and protection of breastfeeding for the substance exposed mother and baby. Yet few studies have explored the facilitators, moderators and barriers to successful breastfeeding for women enrolled on opiate maintenance treatment, or suggested targeted support strategies. The aim of this study was to explore the views of women with opiate dependence on proposed elements for inclusion in a breastfeeding support intervention. DESIGN: a qualitative study using think aloud technique...
April 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478375/actively-preparing-for-pregnancy-is-associated-with-healthier-lifestyle-of-women-during-the-preconception-period
#11
Marjolein Poels, Henk F van Stel, Arie Franx, Maria P H Koster
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether actively preparing for pregnancy by women is associated with lifestyle changes during the preconception period. DESIGN: retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: primary care community midwifery practice in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: convenience sample of 283 women who received antenatal care. MEASUREMENTS AND FINDINGS: the association between pregnancy preparation (defined as searching for information and/or consulting a healthcare provider) and preconception lifestyle changes (healthier diet, folic acid, alcohol and tobacco cessation) was measured and adjusted for age, body mass index and educational level...
April 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472741/working-fulltime-throughout-pregnancy-the-norwegian-women-s-perspectives-a-qualitative-approach
#12
Siv-Tonje Selboe, Ann-Karin Skogås
OBJECTIVE: the purpose of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of aspects that influence healthy women's ability to work fulltime throughout the pregnancy, considering women's experiences and individual perspectives, as well as understanding health resources available to them. DESIGN/SETTING: a qualitative approach was selected for the data collection, and the data presented is derived from in-depth interviews. Ten pregnant Norwegian women with uncomplicated pregnancies, aged 24-40, working fulltime throughout their pregnancies with no sick leave, were interviewed during pregnancy week 37-39...
April 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472740/critical-thinking-skills-in-midwifery-practice-development-of-a-self-assessment-tool-for-students
#13
Amanda G Carter, Debra K Creedy, Mary Sidebotham
OBJECTIVE: Develop and test a tool designed for use by pre-registration midwifery students to self-appraise their critical thinking in practice. DESIGN: A descriptive cohort design was used. PARTICIPANTS: All students (n=164) enrolled in a three-year Bachelor of Midwifery program in Queensland, Australia. METHODS: The staged model for tool development involved item generation, mapping draft items to critical thinking concepts and expert review to test content validity, pilot testing of the tool to a convenience sample of students, and psychometric testing...
April 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500997/does-a-policy-of-earlier-induction-affect-labour-outcomes-in-women-induced-for-postmaturity-a-retrospective-analysis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-the-north-of-england
#14
Anna Proctor, Paul Marshall
OBJECTIVES: to investigate whether a change in the management of postmature pregnancy to earlier induction affects the length of labour and the induction process. Secondly, to assess the feasibility of the research process to inform a future larger study. DESIGN: a change in management of postmature pregnancy in an NHS hospital in October 2013, from induction at 42 weeks gestation to induction between 41-42 weeks, provided an opportunity to conduct a retrospective analysis...
April 25, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458124/perceptions-of-nearly-graduated-fourth-year-midwifery-students-regarding-a-good-midwife-in-the-netherlands
#15
Esther I Feijen-de Jong, Liesbeth Kool, Lilian L Peters, Danielle E M C Jansen
OBJECTIVE: Midwifery students have the challenge to learn to be autonomous and capable midwives to ensure a safe and emotionally satisfying experience for mothers (to be) and their babies. They have to develop and acquire knowledge and skills for practice, and they have to adopt and internalize the values and norms of the midwifery profession in order to socialize as a midwife.In this study we explored conceptualisations of 'good midwives' among nearly graduated final year midwifery students as a result of their professional socialization process...
April 25, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463789/effects-of-mindfulness-on-maternal-stress-depressive-symptoms-and-awareness-of-present-moment-experience-a-pilot-randomised-trial
#16
Jill Beattie, Helen Hall, Mary Anne Biro, Christine East, Rosalind Lau
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility and acceptability and measure the effects of a mindfulness intervention compared to a pregnancy support program on stress, depressive symptoms and awareness of present moment experience. DESIGN: A pilot randomised trial using mixed methods. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: Forty-eight women attending a maternity service were randomly allocated to a mindfulness-based or pregnancy support program. MEASURES: Perceived Stress Scale, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale, and Birth Outcomes...
April 22, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478374/deciding-on-the-mode-of-birth-after-a-previous-caesarean-section-an-online-survey-investigating-women-s-preferences-in-western-switzerland
#17
Magali Bonzon, Mechthild M Gross, André Karch, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin
OBJECTIVE: promoting vaginal births after caesarean section (VBAC) for eligible women and increasing rates of successful VBACs are the best strategies to reduce the number of repeat caesarean sections (CS). Knowledge of factors that are associated with women's decision-making around mode of birth after CS is important when developing strategies to promote VBAC. This study assessed which factors are associated with women's preferences for VBAC versus elective repeat caesarean section (ERCS) in a new pregnancy after one previous caesarean in Switzerland...
April 21, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448858/the-development-and-piloting-of-an-ehealth-breastfeeding-resource-targeting-fathers-and-partners-as-co-parents
#18
Jennifer Abbass-Dick, Fangli Xie, Jaymie Koroluk, Shelley Alcock Brillinger, Joanne Huizinga, Amber Newport, William M Goodman, Cindy-Lee Dennis
OBJECTIVE: Traditionally breastfeeding education programs target mothers solely. The objective of this study was to design and pilot test an interactive eHealth breastfeeding co-parenting resource developed to target both mothers and fathers. eHealth resources provide an accessible and engaging format on which to educate parents and assist them in meeting their breastfeeding goals. Best practices to design such resources are not currently known. DESIGN: A three phase pilot study was conducted...
April 18, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458125/a-systematic-mixed-methods-review-of-interventions-outcomes-and-experiences-for-midwives-and-student-midwives-in-work-related-psychological-distress
#19
Sally Pezaro, Wendy Clyne, Emily A Fulton
BACKGROUND: within challenging work environments, midwives and student midwives can experience both organisational and occupational sources of work-related psychological distress. As the wellbeing of healthcare staff directly correlates with the quality of maternity care, this distress must be met with adequate support provision. As such, the identification and appraisal of interventions designed to support midwives and student midwives in work-related psychological distress will be important in the pursuit of excellence in maternity care...
April 13, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419979/clinical-profile-of-persistent-genito-pelvic-postpartum-pain
#20
Jaclyn Cappell, Caroline F Pukall
OBJECTIVE*: the primary aim was to describe the pain characteristics of persistent genito-pelvic postpartum pain (PPP) and compare these characteristics by mode of delivery. The secondary aim was to incorporate psychosocial variables into the conceptualization of PPP by exploring the relationship among postpartum depressive symptoms, fatigue, and PPP. DESIGN: cross-sectional study design. SETTING: online survey. PARTICIPANTS: 106 women recruited from the community who gave birth within twelve months prior to completing the survey...
April 8, 2017: Midwifery
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