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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144978/attendance-at-prenatal-care-and-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-china-a-follow-up-study-based-on-maternal-and-newborn-s-health-monitoring-system
#1
Aiqun Huang, Keye Wu, Wei Zhao, Huanqing Hu, Qi Yang, Dafang Chen
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the independent association between attendance at prenatal care and adverse birth outcomes in China, measured either as the occurrence of preterm birth or low birth weight. DESIGN: a follow-up study. SETTING: the data was collected from maternal and newborn's health monitoring system at 6 provinces in China. PARTICIPANTS: all pregnant women registered in the system at their first prenatal care visit...
November 13, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132060/traditional-beliefs-and-practices-in-pregnancy-childbirth-and-postpartum-a-review-of-the-evidence-from-asian-countries
#2
Mellissa Withers, Nina Kharazmi, Esther Lim
INTRODUCTION: Asian women suffer the largest proportion of the world's maternal deaths. To reduce this, policymakers and healthcare providers must encourage women with traditionally low rates of maternal health care utilization to access services. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive review of the most common traditional practices in Asia relating to pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. DESIGN: We conducted a literature search of articles: a) focusing on Asia; b) relating to pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum, c) relating to traditional beliefs and/or cultural practices; and 4) published in English in the year 2000 or more recently...
November 10, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144977/birthplace-in-australia-processes-and-interactions-during-the-intrapartum-transfer-of-women-from-planned-homebirth-to-hospital
#3
Deborah Fox, Athena Sheehan, Caroline Homer
OBJECTIVE: the aim of the study was to explore the views and experiences of women, midwives and obstetricians on the intrapartum transfer of women from planned homebirth to hospital in Australia. DESIGN: a Constructivist Grounded Theory approach was taken, to conceptualise the social interactions and processes grounded in the data. SETTING: urban and regional areas in four states of south-eastern Australia. PARTICIPANTS: semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with 36 women, midwives and obstetricians who had experienced an intrapartum homebirth transfer within three years prior to the interview...
November 2, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128739/childbirth-and-parenting-preparation-in-antenatal-classes
#4
M Barimani, K Forslund Frykedal, M Rosander, A Berlin
OBJECTIVES: to describe topics (1) presented by midwives' during antenatal classes and the amount of time spent on these topics and (2) raised and discussed by first-time parents and the amount of time spent on these topics. DESIGN: qualitative; data were gathered using video or tape recordings and analysed using a three-pronged content analysis approach, i.e., conventional, summative, and directed analyses. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 3 antenatal courses in 2 antenatal units in a large Swedish city; 3 midwives; and 34 course participants...
October 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145155/care-and-self-reported-outcomes-of-care-experienced-by-women-with-mental-health-problems-in-pregnancy-findings-from-a-national-survey
#5
Jane Henderson, Julie Jomeen, Maggie Redshaw
BACKGROUND: mental health problems in pregnancy and the postnatal period are relatively common and, in pregnancy, are associated with an increase in adverse outcome. It is recommended that all women are asked about their emotional and mental health and offered treatment if appropriate. OBJECTIVES: to describe the care received by women self-identifying with mental health problems in pregnancy, and to describe the effects of support, advice and treatment on outcomes in the postnatal period...
October 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096279/preconception-lifestyle-changes-in-women-with-planned-pregnancies
#6
Joline Goossens, Dimitri Beeckman, Ann Van Hecke, Ilse Delbaere, Sofie Verhaeghe
OBJECTIVES: (1) to study preconception lifestyle changes and associated factors in women with planned pregnancies; (2) to assess the prevalence of risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes in women not reporting any preconception lifestyle changes; and (3) to explore the need for and use of preconception-related advice. DESIGN: secondary data analysis of a cross-sectional study about pregnancy planning. SETTING: six Flemish Hospitals (Belgium)...
October 24, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121550/attitudes-beliefs-and-comfort-levels-of-midwifery-students-regarding-sexual-counselling-in-turkey
#7
Besey Ören, Neriman Zengin, Saadet Yazıcı, Ayşe Çil Akıncı
OBJECTIVE: this aim of this study was to determine midwifery students' attitudes and beliefs regarding sexual counselling, the factors preventing effective sexual counselling and comfort levels towards sexual counselling. PARTICIPANTS: the study was conducted with 650 students studying in the midwifery departments of eight universities in Turkey (response rate 59.1%). DESIGN: the data were obtained through a self-administered questionnaire in early 2016, which collected sociodemographic characteristics and comfort levels, and used the Sexuality Attitudes and Beliefs Survey...
October 20, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096280/paternal-postnatal-depression-in-ireland-prevalence-and-associated-factors
#8
Lloyd Frank Philpott, Paul Corcoran
BACKGROUND: it is well established that fatherhood has a long term positive and protective effect on men's health. However, there is also evidence that the transition to fatherhood can be complex and demanding and can lead to distress, anxiety and increased risk of depression. OBJECTIVE: this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of paternal postnatal depression, and to examine associations with a range of demographic and clinical factors. METHODS: a cross-sectional study design was used to collect primary data from 100 fathers, whose partner gave birth to an infant in the previous 12 months...
October 20, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101865/maternal-and-paternal-experiences-and-satisfaction-with-a-co-parenting-breastfeeding-support-intervention-in-canada
#9
Jennifer Abbass-Dick, Cindy-Lee Dennis
OBJECTIVE: Long-standing suboptimal breastfeeding rates suggest the design of interventions to assist parents in meeting international recommendations is warranted. Targeting both parents is necessary given research that indicates partner support for breastfeeding increases initiation, duration and exclusivity. The objective of this study was to determine maternal and paternal satisfaction with the intervention they received while participating in a co-parenting breastfeeding support trial...
October 18, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096285/concordance-between-intention-to-use-and-current-use-of-contraceptives-among-six-month-postpartum-women-in-brazil-the-role-of-unplanned-pregnancy
#10
Ana Luiza Vilela Borges, Osmara Alves Dos Santos, Elizabeth Fujimori
OBJECTIVE: to examine the effect of pregnancy planning status in the concordance between intention to use and current use of contraceptives among postpartum women. DESIGN AND SETTING: a prospective study was conducted in 12 primary health care facilities in São Paulo, Brazil, from November 2013 to September 2014. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 264 woman aged 15-44 years old completed a face-to-face interview when they were pregnant (baseline), and were interviewed by phone at 6 months postpartum...
October 18, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101866/the-relationship-between-antenatal-body-attitudes-pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-and-gestational-weight-gain
#11
Bianca Andrews, Briony Hill, Helen Skouteris
OBJECTIVES: an estimated 50% of women experience excessive gestational weight gain (GWG). Maternal body attitudes are associated with GWG, however this relationship is complex and may differ based on pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) or gestational age. The aim of this study was to explore the moderating role of maternal pre-pregnancy BMI on the relationship between body attitudes in early-to-mid and late pregnancy and GWG. DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: pregnant women less than 18 weeks gestation were recruited for a postal questionnaire study via Australian pregnancy online forums, pregnancy and parenting magazines, and antenatal clinics...
October 17, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096283/positions-during-the-first-stage-and-the-passive-second-stage-of-labor-a-survey-of-french-midwives
#12
Chloé Barasinski, Anne Debost-Legrand, Didier Lémery, Françoise Vendittelli
OBJECTIVE: the objective of our study was to describe the practices reported by French midwives during labor (first stage and passive phase of the second stage). DESIGN: this cross-sectional internet questionnaire surveyed French midwives who attended at least one delivery in 2013. SETTING: this open survey was posted on a website from June 15 through December 1, 2014. PARTICIPANTS: 1496 midwives from 377 maternity units participated in the study...
October 17, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096284/psychosocial-predictors-of-gestational-weight-gain-and-the-role-of-mindfulness
#13
Jeni Matthews, Jennifer Huberty, Jenn Leiferman, Matthew Buman
OBJECTIVE: To identify the psychosocial factors (i.e., stress, anxiety, depression, social support) that are associated with gestational weight gain (GWG) and the relationship of mindfulness with GWG during each trimester of pregnancy. DESIGN: In this cross-sectional study, an online survey that assessed physical and mental health and wellness practices was administered to pregnant women. PARTICIPANTS: Pregnant women ≥8 weeks gestation, ≥18 years old, and could read and write in English...
October 16, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096281/student-midwives-experiences-in-relation-to-assessment-of-maternal-postnatal-genital-tract-health-a-case-study-analysis
#14
Valerie Larkin, Gill Smith, Julie Tennant, Alison Steven
OBJECTIVE: to explore student midwives' experiences of postnatal genital tract assessment within midwifery preregistration curricula. DESIGN: a single, instrumental case study design was employed involving final year student midwives. Ethical approval was gained from the Higher Education Institution at the data collection site. Sampling was purposeful and data were collected using a survey (n = 25); narrative style in depth interviews (n = 11), review of programme documentation and a student midwife / researcher data workshop...
October 16, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096278/women-s-experiences-of-pregnancy-related-pelvic-girdle-pain-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Jo Mackenzie, Esther Murray, Joanne Lusher
OBJECTIVE: to systematically review the available studies which relay the experience of pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain and how this affects women psychologically and emotionally. METHOD: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of the experiences of pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain was conducted for qualitative studies dated between 2005 and 2016. Predefined terms were used to search nine central databases and hand searches of two reference lists of identified studies were carried out...
October 16, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096282/women-s-experiences-of-living-with-postnatal-ptsd
#16
Susanne Peeler, Jacqui Stedmon, Man Cheung Chung, Heather Skirton
the mental health of new mothers is a public health concern as it is likely to have an impact on the mother herself, her close relationships and the behavioural and emotional health of her children. Post-traumatic stress disorder affects some women after childbirth. OBJECTIVE: the aim of this study was to explore how women were affected by the memories of a birth that they perceived as traumatic. DESIGN: in this paper the authors report the qualitative analysis of interview data from seven postnatal women reporting symptoms of PTSD...
October 13, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101864/decision-making-about-prenatal-genetic-testing-among-pregnant-korean-american-women
#17
Myunghee Jun, Vipavee Thongpriwan, Jeeyae Choi, Kyung Sook Choi, Gwen Anderson
OBJECTIVE: to understand the prenatal genetic testing decision-making processes among pregnant Korean-American women. DESIGN: a qualitative, descriptive research design. PARTICIPANTS: referrals and snowball sampling techniques were used to recruit 10 Korean-American women who had been recommended for amniocentesis during pregnancy in the United States (U.S.). All participants were born in Korea and had immigrated to the U.S. The number of years living in the U...
October 6, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078074/a-qualitative-study-of-volunteer-doulas-working-alongside-midwives-at-births-in-england-mothers-and-doulas-experiences
#18
Jenny McLeish, Maggie Redshaw
OBJECTIVE: to explore trained volunteer doulas' and mothers' experiences of doula support at birth and their perceptions of how this related to the midwife's role. DESIGN: a qualitative descriptive study, informed by phenomenological social psychology. METHODS: semi-structured interviews were carried out between June 2015 and March 2016. Interview transcripts were analysed using inductive thematic analysis. SETTING: three community volunteer doula projects run by third sector organisations in England...
October 6, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055852/skin-care-for-healthy-babies-at-term-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
#19
REVIEW
Alison Cooke, Carol Bedwell, Malcolm Campbell, Linda McGowan, Steven J Ersser, Tina Lavender
OBJECTIVES: to identify what skin practices are important for the protection of baby skin in healthy term babies (0-6 months) and generate evidence-based conclusions to inform health professionals and parents. DESIGN: eleven databases were searched for all empirical quantitative and qualitative research published between 2000-2015 which explored baby skin care for bathing and cleansing, nappy care, hair and scalp care, management of dry skin or baby massage, for healthy term babies up to 6 months old...
October 6, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024868/introduction-of-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-as-a-first-tier-aneuploidy-screening-test-a-survey-among-dutch-midwives-about-their-role-as-counsellors
#20
Linda Martin, Janneke T Gitsels-van der Wal, Marjon A de Boer, Meredith Vanstone, Lidewij Henneman
In 2014, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for trisomies 21, 18 and 13 was added to the Dutch prenatal screening program as part of the TRIDENT study. Most (85%) pregnant Dutch women are counselled for prenatal aneuploidy screening by primary care midwives. This will remain when NIPT is implemented as a first-tier screening test. We therefore investigated midwife counsellors': 1) Knowledge about NIPT; 2) Attitudes towards NIPT as first-tier screening test; and 3) Experiences with informing clients about NIPT...
September 24, 2017: Midwifery
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