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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889682/-stress-anger-fear-and-injustice-an-international-qualitative-survey-of-women-s-experiences-planning-a-vaginal-breech-birth
#1
Karolina Petrovska, Nicole P Watts, Christine Catling, Andrew Bisits, Caroline Se Homer
OBJECTIVE: the outcomes of the Term Breech Trial had a profound impact on women's options for breech birth, with caesarean section now seen as the default method for managing breech birth by many clinicians. Despite this, the demand for planned vaginal breech birth from women does exist. This study aimed to examine the experiences of women who sought a vaginal breech birth to increase understanding as to how to care for women seeking this birth option. DESIGN: an electronic survey was distributed to women online via social media...
November 21, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889681/change-over-time-in-women-s-views-and-experiences-of-maternity-care-in-england-1995-2014-a-comparison-using-survey-data
#2
Jane Henderson, Maggie Redshaw
BACKGROUND: there have been changes in maternity care policy over the last 20 years and women's experience, continuity and satisfaction with care have become more prominent. However there has been no research examining changes over time in women's reported experience. METHODS: this study used secondary analysis of data collected in four postal surveys of maternity care experiences in 1995, 2006, 2010 and 2014. In each case women who had delivered in a specified time period in England were randomly sampled and sent a questionnaire three months after the birth...
November 18, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889680/development-and-measurement-properties-of-the-chinese-breastfeeding-self-regulation-questionnaire
#3
Christine Y K Lau, Daniel Y T Fong, Alice Y Y Choi, Judy W Y Ng, Chu Sing, Marie Tarrant
BACKGROUND: although new mothers are aware of the benefits of breastfeeding, many of them stop breastfeeding early in the postpartum period. Maternal psychosocial factors have been shown to contribute to early breastfeeding cessation. According to Self-Determination Theory (SDT) maternal self-determination is an indispensable factor in studying motivation to breastfeed. There are no validated instruments to assess maternal breastfeeding motivation and self-determination. OBJECTIVE: our aim was to develop and assess the psychometric properties of the Breastfeeding Self -Regulation Questionnaire (BSRQ) for Chinese pregnant women in Hong Kong...
November 5, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865161/experiences-of-student-midwives-learning-and-working-abroad-in-europe-the-value-of-an-erasmus-undergraduate-midwifery-education-programme
#4
Jayne E Marshall
BACKGROUND: universities in the United Kingdom are being challenged to modify policies and curricula that reflect the changing global reality through internationalisation. An aspect of internationalisation is study abroad which the European Commission Erasmus exchange programme is just one means of addressing this. OBJECTIVE: to explore the experiences of student midwives who are engaged in the Erasmus exchange programme and the effect it has on their learning and working in an international context...
November 2, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863294/experiences-of-a-lifestyle-intervention-in-obese-pregnant-women-a-qualitative-study
#5
Karolina Petrov Fieril, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Anna Glantz, Åsa Premberg
OBJECTIVE: to describe obese women's experiences of participating in a lifestyle intervention and its experienced impact on health and lifestyle. DESIGN: qualitative method with a phenomenological lifeworld approach. The interviews were analyzed in accordance with the phenomenological method. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: 11 women who had participated in a lifestyle intervention project, targeting pregnant women with BMI ≥30 in southwestern Sweden, were interviewed a few weeks before delivery...
October 29, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842228/how-domesticity-dictates-behaviour-in-the-birth-space-lessons-for-designing-birth-environments-in-institutions-wanting-to-promote-a-positive-experience-of-birth
#6
T Mondy, Jennifer Fenwick, Nicky Leap, Maralyn Foureur
BACKGROUND: limited efforts have been made to understand the complex relationships between women's experiences of birth and the influence of the design and environment of a birth space. Domestic aesthetics in a birth space are believed to be an important aspect of optimal birth unit design. AIM: to explore the concept of domesticity within the birth space. The specific objectives were to explore, describe and compare birth spaces with different domestic characteristics and subsequently, how laboring women worked within these spaces during the labour process...
October 29, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838526/influences-of-prior-miscarriage-and-weight-status-on-perinatal-psychological-well-being-exercise-motivation-and-behavior
#7
Courtenay A Devlin, Jennifer Huberty, Danielle Symons Downs
OBJECTIVES: women who have experienced miscarriage may be at increased risk for elevated depressive and anxiety symptoms in subsequent pregnancies. Exercise may be a useful strategy for coping with these symptoms. Little is known about how miscarriage influences prenatal exercise behavior. The study purpose was to examine the influences of miscarriage history and prepregnancy weight status on pregnant women's psychological health, exercise motivation, and behavior using the Theory of Planned Behavior...
October 29, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865160/aetiological-relationships-between-factors-associated-with-postnatal-traumatic-symptoms-among-japanese-primiparas-and-multiparas-a-longitudinal-study
#8
Mizuki Takegata, Megumi Haruna, Masayo Matsuzaki, Mie Shiraishi, Tadaharu Okano, Elisabeth Severinsson
OBJECTIVE: this study aims to identify the aetiological relationships of psychosocial factors in postnatal traumatic symptoms among Japanese primiparas and multiparas. DESIGN: a longitudinal, observational survey. SETTING: participants were recruited at three institutions in Tokyo, Japan between April 2013 and May 2014. Questionnaires were distributed to 464 Japanese women in late pregnancy (> 32 gestational weeks, Time 1), on the third day (Time 2) and one month (Time 3) postpartum...
October 28, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846406/encourages-and-guides-or-diagnoses-and-monitors-woman-centred-ness-in-the-discourse-of-professional-midwifery-bodies
#9
M P O'Malley-Keighran, G Lohan
OBJECTIVE: the purpose of this study was to conduct a preliminary exploration of the language used by midwifery professional bodies to define the scope of practice of midwives in relation to woman-centred care. DESIGN: this is a qualitative study in which Critical Discourse Analysis and Transitivity Analysis from the Systemic Functional Linguistics tradition were used. Data were sampled from nine international midwifery professional bodies. FINDINGS: three general types of definitions of scope of practice were identified; a formal type which focused on midwifery practice in which the midwife and woman were largely absent as agents, a second, less formal type which focused on the midwife as agent, from which the woman was largely absent as an active participant and one exception to the pattern which featured the woman as agent...
October 28, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817977/midwives-experiences-of-referring-obese-women-to-either-a-community-or-home-based-antenatal-weight-management-service-implications-for-service-providers-and-midwifery-practice
#10
Lou Atkinson, David P French, Diane Ménage, Ellinor K Olander
OBJECTIVE: a variety of services to support women to undertake weight management behaviours during pregnancy have recently been implemented as a means to reduce the risks to mother and infant. In the UK, midwives lead the care of the majority of pregnant women and are seen as the ideal source of referral into antenatal services. However, midwives have reported concerns regarding raising the topic of weight with obese women and negative referral experiences have been cited as a reason not to engage with a service...
October 22, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814454/spousal-violence-and-receipt-of-skilled-maternity-care-during-and-after-pregnancy-in-nepal
#11
Marie Furuta, Debra Bick, Hiromi Matsufuji, Kirstie Coxon
OBJECTIVES: a substantial number of Nepali women experience spousal violence, which affects their health in many ways, including during and after pregnancy. This study aimed to examine associations between women's experiences of spousal violence and their receipt of skilled maternity care, using two indicators: (1) receiving skilled maternity care across a continuum from pregnancy to the early postnatal period and (2) receiving any skilled maternity care in pregnancy, childbirth, or postpartum...
October 19, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825056/care-provision-during-termination-of-pregnancy-following-diagnosis-of-a-severe-congenital-anomaly-a-qualitative-study-of-what-is-important-to-parents
#12
Robyn Lotto, Natalie Armstrong, Lucy K Smith
OBJECTIVE: to understand the experiences of women and their partners following the decision to terminate a pregnancy affected by a severe congenital anomaly DESIGN: qualitative semi-structured interviews with a purposive sample of women and their partners who underwent a termination of pregnancy following diagnosis of a severe congenital anomaly. SETTING: women referred to four fetal medicine centres across two hospital trusts. ANALYSIS: data analysis was based on the constant comparative approach...
October 10, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825057/how-does-delivery-method-influence-factors-that-contribute-to-women-s-childbirth-experiences
#13
Pierre Carquillat, Michel Boulvain, Marie-Julia Guittier
BACKGROUND: whether delivery method influences factors contributing to women's childbirth experience remains debated. OBJECTIVE: we compared subjective childbirth experience according to different delivery methods. DESIGN: this study used a cross-sectional design. SETTING: the setting comprised two university hospitals: one in Geneva, Switzerland and one in Clermont-Ferrand, France. PARTICIPANTS: a total of 291 primiparous women were recruited from July 2014 to January 2015 during their stay in the maternity wards...
October 8, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769010/secrecy-inhibits-support-a-grounded-theory-of-community-perspectives-of-women-suffering-from-obstetric-fistula-in-kenya
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771592/breast-feeding-basic-competence-in-primary-care-development-and-validation-of-the-capa-questionnaire
#15
Anna Pol-Pons Rn Ibclc, Mercè Aubanell-Serra ScB, Mireia Vidal Rn, Imma Ojeda-Ciurana Rn, Ruth Martí-Lluch PhD, Anna Ponjoan PhD
BACKGROUND: validated and reliable tools measuring the level of competence about breastfeeding amongst health professionals who attend mothers in primary care are scarce. OBJECTIVE: to develop and validate a self-administered online questionnaire to assess basic competence about breastfeeding in the full range of health professionals attending lactating mothers in primary care. DESIGN: methodological study. SETTINGS: the study was conducted in 33 primary care centers administered by the Catalan Health Institute (Institut Català de la Salut) in the Girona Region (northeast Spain)...
October 1, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769011/exploring-dutch-midwives-attitudes-to-promoting-physiological-childbirth-a-qualitative-study
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756643/-if-she-wants-to-eat%C3%A2-and-eat-and-eat%C3%A2-fine-it-s-gonna-feed-the-baby-pregnant-women-and-partners-perceptions-and-experiences-of-pregnancy-with-a-bmi-40kg-m-2
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756642/lifestyle-intervention-to-prevent-obesity-during-pregnancy-implications-and-recommendations-for-research-and-implementation
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751526/what-helps-or-hinders-midwives-to-implement-physical-activity-guidelines-for-obese-pregnant-women-a-questionnaire-survey-using-the-theoretical-domains-framework
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744203/differences-in-pre-conception-and-pregnancy-healthy-lifestyle-advice-by-maternal-bmi-findings-from-a-cross-sectional-survey
#20
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
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