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T Lavender, S Wakasiaka, L McGowan, M Moraa, J Omari, W Khisa
AIM: this study aimed to gain understanding of the views of community members in relation to obstetric fistula. DESIGN AND METHOD: a qualitative, grounded theory approach was adopted. Data were collected using in-depth interviews with 45 community members. The constant comparison method enabled generation of codes and subsequent conceptualisations, from the data. SETTING: participants were from communities served by two hospitals in Kenya; Kisii and Kenyatta...
October 4, 2016: Midwifery
Michelle Gray, Anne Malott, Beth Murray Davis, Christine Sandor
BACKGROUND: contemporary knowledge related to the experiences of new midwifery practitioners is limited to countries that run hospital-based transition to practice programmes within an employment contract arrangement, such as the United Kingdom, and Australia. Less is known of the experiences of New Midwifery Practitioners (NMPs) who transition into autonomous private practice in New Zealand, Canada and the Netherlands. PURPOSE: the purpose of this paper is to report on a scoping review of the way NMPs are transitioned to practice in the first year of registered practice across the selected countries...
September 28, 2016: Midwifery
Suzanne M Thompson, Marianne J Nieuwenhuijze, Lisa Kane Low, Raymond de Vries
OBJECTIVE: to describe Dutch midwives' attitudes toward, and motivations for, the promotion of physiological childbirth and to identify factors associated with those attitudes and motivations. DESIGN: exploratory, qualitative design using focus groups. SETTING: The Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: hospital- and community-based midwives. FINDINGS: four themes emerged: physiological birth as a continuum, navigating the settings, woman-centeredness and competence and confidence...
September 28, 2016: Midwifery
Alice Keely, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Lawrie Elliott, Jane Sandall, Anne Whittaker
INTRODUCTION: women with a raised BMI are more likely to gain excessive weight in pregnancy compared to women with a BMI in the normal range. Recent behaviour change interventions have had moderate to no influence on GWG, and no effect on other perinatal outcomes. Evidence is required regarding the social and cultural contexts of weight and pregnancy. No studies to date have included the views of partners. AIMS: to explore the experiences, attitudes and health-related behaviours of pregnant women with a BMI >40kg/m(2); and to identify the factors and considerations which shape their beliefs, experiences and behaviours, and how these may change during and after pregnancy...
September 28, 2016: Midwifery
Briony Hill, Skye McPhie, Lisa J Moran, Paul Harrison, Terry T-K Huang, Helena Teede, Helen Skouteris
Maternal obesity and excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) are significant contributors to the global obesity epidemic. However, isolated lifestyle interventions to address this in pregnancy appear to have only modest benefit and responses can be variable. This paper aims to address the question of why the success of lifestyle interventions to prevent excessive GWG is suboptimal and variable. We suggest that there are inherent barriers to lifestyle change within pregnancy as a life stage, including the short window available for habit formation; the choice for women not to prioritise their weight; competing demands including physiological, financial, relationship, and social situations; and lack of self-efficacy among healthcare professionals on this topic...
September 28, 2016: Midwifery
Catherine McParlin, Ruth Bell, Stephen C Robson, Colin R Muirhead, Vera Araújo-Soares
OBJECTIVE: to investigate barriers and facilitators to physical activity (PA) guideline implementation for midwives when advising obese pregnant women. DESIGN: a cross-sectional, self-completion, anonymous questionnaire was designed using the Theoretical Domains Framework. this framework was developed to evaluate the implementation of guidelines by health care professionals. A total of 40 questions were included. These were informed by previous research on pregnant women's and midwives views, knowledge and attitudes to PA, and supported by national evidence based guidelines...
September 28, 2016: Midwifery
Amanda Bye, Jill Shawe, Judith Stephenson, Debra Bick, Nataliya Brima, Nadia Micali
OBJECTIVE: Being underweight at pregnancy commencement is associated with a range of adverse maternal and infant outcomes, as is being overweight or obese, yet it is an aspect of maternal health which has been relatively neglected by healthcare professionals and researchers. We aimed to investigate differences in pre-pregnancy and pregnancy healthy lifestyle advice routinely offered by relevant healthcare professionals, including midwives and GPs, to women across three different BMI categories - underweight, normal, and overweight or obese...
September 23, 2016: Midwifery
Jiasi Yao, Xiu Zhu, Hong Lu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the ability of the Birthrate Plus Workforce Planning Methodology (BR+) to forecast midwifery workforce demand in Chinese settings. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of medical records. SETTING: ten hospitals in Beijing District. METHODS: Hospitals were selected using stratified sampling methods. The client category and midwife hours in each hospital were analysed over 1 month in consecutive three years (2013, 2014, and 2015)...
September 22, 2016: Midwifery
Pei-Chao Lin, Chich-Hsiu Hung, Te-Fu Chan, Kuan-Chia Lin, Yu-Yun Hsu, Ya-Ling Tzeng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors for developing GDM among Taiwanese pregnant women. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort and case-control study. SETTING: At a medical centre in Southern Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: The hospitalised pregnant women who were diagnosed with either GDM or normal glucose tolerance (NGT) between 1997 and 2011. The glucose tolerance test results were interpreted according to criteria established by the National Diabetes Data Group for GDM...
September 22, 2016: Midwifery
Eline Skirnisdottir Vik, Gunn Terese Haukeland, Bente Dahl
OBJECTIVE: To explore women's experiences with giving birth before arrival. DESIGN: A qualitative interview study. SETTING: Individual semi structured interviews with women from Western Norway conducted in their homes in 2015. PARTICIPANTS: 10 women who experienced BBA-births in 2014, or the beginning of 2015. Two primiparous and eight multiparous women participated in the study. KEY FINDINGS: Three themes were generated from the analysis...
September 22, 2016: Midwifery
Kirstie Coxon, Caroline Homer, Andrew Bisits, Jane Sandall, Debra Bick
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September 20, 2016: Midwifery
Sharmila Shrestha, Kumiko Adachi, Marcia A Petrini, Sarita Shrestha, Bina Rana Khagi
BACKGROUND: the health and survival of newborns depend on high levels of attention and care from caregivers. The growth and development of some infants are unhealthy because of their mother's or caregiver's lack of knowledge or the use of inappropriate or traditional child-rearing practices that may be harmful. OBJECTIVE: to develop a newborn care educational programme and evaluate its impact on infant and maternal health in Nepal. DESIGN: a randomised controlled trial...
September 15, 2016: Midwifery
Régine Goemaes, Dimitri Beeckman, Joline Goossens, Jill Shawe, Sofie Verhaeghe, Ann Van Hecke
AIM: the concept of 'advanced midwifery practice' is explored to a limited extent in the international literature. However, a clear conception of advanced midwifery practice is vital to advance the discipline and to achieve both internal and external legitimacy. This concept analysis aims to clarify advanced midwifery practice and identify its components. METHODS: a review of the literature was executed using Rodgers' evolutionary method of concept analysis to analyze the attributes, references, related terms, antecedents and consequences of advanced midwifery practice...
September 13, 2016: Midwifery
Atcharawadee Sriyasak, Anna-Lena Almqvist, Chaweewan Sridawruang, Wanwadee Neamsakul, Elisabet Häggström-Nordin
OBJECTIVE: to gain a deeper understanding of Thai teenage parents' perspectives, experiences and reasoning about becoming and being a teenage parent from a gender perspective. DESIGN: an exploratory design using grounded theory methodology. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. An interview guide was developed, a pilot study was undertaken, and interviews were performed on two different occasions: once during the second trimester of pregnancy and again when the infant was 5-6 months old...
September 13, 2016: Midwifery
Annick Bogaerts, Elyne De Baetselier, Lieveke Ameye, Tinne Dilles, Bart Van Rompaey, Roland Devlieger
BACKGROUND: overweight and obesity in women of reproductive age are increasing and are often linked with excessive weight gain in pregnancy and weight retention after birth. Studies on spontaneous maternal weight trajectory after childbirth are scarce. OBJECTIVE: we describe women's spontaneous weight trajectory during the first six weeks of the postpartum period and its relationship between Body Mass Index and socio-demographical, behavioural and psychological variables...
September 2, 2016: Midwifery
Jane Catherine Willcox, Kylie Ball, Karen Jane Campbell, David Andrew Crawford, Shelley Ann Wilkinson
OBJECTIVE: to investigate correlates of pregnant women's gestational weight gain (GWG) knowledge commensurate with GWG guidelines. DESIGN: cross sectional quantitative study. SETTING: an Australian tertiary level maternity hospital. PARTICIPANTS: pregnant women (n=1032) following their first antenatal visit. MEASUREMENTS: survey to assess GWG knowledge and a range of potential correlates of knowledge including socio-economic characteristics, pregnancy characteristics (parity, gestation, pre-pregnancy BMI) and GWG information procurement and GWG attitudinal variables...
September 1, 2016: Midwifery
Shanti Raman, K Srinivasan, Anura Kurpad, Pratibha Dwarkanath, Jan Ritchie, Heather Worth
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October 2016: Midwifery
Christian Inglis, Rachael Sharman, Rachel Reed
OBJECTIVE: the objective behind the current study was to explore the experiences and perceptions of fathers after childbirth trauma, an area of minimal research. This is part two of a two-part series conducted in 2014 researching the mental health of fathers after experiencing a perceived traumatic childbirth. DESIGN: qualitative methodology using semi-structured interviews and reporting of qualitative questions administered in part one's online survey (Inglis, 2014)...
October 2016: Midwifery
Zohreh Ghazivakili, Razieh Lotfi, Kourosh Kabir, Roohangiz Norouzi Nia, Masoumeh Rajabi Naeeni
OBJECTIVE: the maternal near miss approach has been developed by World Health Organization for assessing and improving the quality of care. This study aimed to examine the incidence, characteristics, and features of the care provided for maternal near-miss cases in public and private hospitals in Alborz province, Iran. METHODS: a cross sectional, facility-based study was conducted in all 13 public and private hospitals of Alborz province between April 2012 and December 2012...
October 2016: Midwifery
Sally B Owusu-Addo, Ebenezer Owusu-Addo, Emmanuel S K Morhe
OBJECTIVE: to examine health information-seeking behaviours among pregnant teenagers. DESIGN: qualitative design using semi-structured interviews and focus groups. The study followed the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Studies (COREQ). SETTINGS/PARTICIPANTS: antenatal clinic at Ejisu Government hospital, Ghana. Twenty eight pregnant teenagers aged 15-19 and one midwife participated in the study. METHOD: the participants were interviewed in person at the antenatal clinic...
October 2016: Midwifery
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