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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237386/corrigendum-to-encourages-and-guides-or-diagnoses-and-monitors-woman-centred-ness-in-the-discourse-of-professional-midwifery-bodies-midwifery-43-2016-48-58
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M P O'Malley-Keighran, G Lohan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236734/midwives-provision-of-antimalaria-services-to-pregnant-women-in-uganda
#2
Richard Serunkuma Bbosa, Valerie Janet Ehlers
OBJECTIVES: malaria causes complications during 80% of all pregnancies in Uganda. However, only 48% of Ugandan pregnant women took one dose of intermittent preventive therapy while merely 27% took the second dose during 2011. This study investigated midwives' provision of anti-malaria services in the Buikwe District of Uganda. DESIGN: a quantitative exploratory descriptive design was used. SETTING: prenatal clinics (n=16) in the Buikwe District of Uganda RESPONDENTS: questionnaires were completed by 40 (out of a population of 45) midwives...
February 20, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219015/the-expectations-of-antenatal-screening-and-experiences-of-the-first-trimester-screening-scan
#3
Maarit Nykänen, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Reija Klemetti
AIM: to describe the expectations to and knowledge of antenatal screening of expecting parents, and their experiences concerning the first-trimester screening scan. DESIGN: survey study with a consecutive sampling method. SETTING: two hospital districts in Finland, namely the capital area and Eastern Finland. Together these two districts include the six different municipal units in which the first-trimester screening scans discussed in the study were done during spring 2015...
February 15, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237897/exploring-the-associations-between-intimate-partner-violence-victimization-during-pregnancy-and-delayed-entry-into-prenatal-care-evidence-from-a-population-based-study-in-bangladesh
#4
Md Jahirul Islam, Lisa Broidy, Kathleen Baird, Paul Mazerolle
OBJECTIVE: Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy can have serious health consequences for mothers and newborns. The aim of the study is to explore: 1) the influence of experiencing IPV during pregnancy on delayed entry into prenatal care; and 2) whether women's decision-making autonomy and the support for traditional gender roles act to mediate or moderate the relationship between IPV and delayed entry into prenatal care. DESIGN: cross-sectional survey...
February 7, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236733/influences-on-the-food-choices-and-physical-activity-behaviours-of-overweight-and-obese-pregnant-women-a-qualitative-study
#5
Orna A O'Brien, Karen L Lindsay, Mary McCarthy, Aileen F McGloin, Maria Kennelly, Helena A Scully, Fionnuala M McAuliffe
OBJECTIVE: to qualitatively explore influences identified by overweight/obese pregnant women on food choices and physical activity (PA) behaviours; to determine the impact of pregnancy on these factors; and to inform development of future lifestyle interventions during pregnancy. DESIGN: cross-sectional interview study. SETTING: maternity hospital, Ireland. PARTICIPANTS: pregnant women (n=22), early pregnancy Body Mass Index > 25kg/m(2) MEASURES: barriers to and facilitators of healthy eating and PA in overweight/obese pregnancy...
February 7, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193595/healthcare-professionals-attitudes-knowledge-and-self-efficacy-levels-regarding-the-use-of-self-hypnosis-in-childbirth-a-prospective-questionnaire-survey
#6
Sophie McAllister, Kirstie Coxon, T Murrells, J Sandall
OBJECTIVE: to examine healthcare professionals' attitudes, knowledge and levels of self-efficacy regarding the use of self-hypnosis in childbirth. DESIGN: a prospective survey. SETTING: two large maternity units in London, England. PARTICIPANTS: healthcare professionals (n=129) involved in the care of childbearing women (anaesthetists, midwives and obstetricians). METHODS: online questionnaire assessing healthcare professionals' experience, knowledge, attitudes and self-efficacy relating to self-hypnosis in childbirth...
February 2, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238351/antenatal-weight-management-diet-physical-activity-and-gestational-weight-gain-in-early-pregnancy
#7
Judy A Swift, Kirsty J Elliott-Sale, Jo Pearce, Preeti H Jethwa, Moira A Taylor, Amanda Avery, Sarah Ellis, Simon C Langley-Evans, Sarah McMullen
OBJECTIVE: to investigate women's physical activity levels, diet and gestational weight gain, and their experiences and motivations of behavior change. DESIGN: analysis of cross-sectional data collected during a longitudinal, cohort study examining physiological, psychological, sociodemographic, and self-reported behavioural measures relating to bodyweight. SETTING: women recruited from routine antenatal clinics at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust...
January 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214043/-i-just-want-to-be-normal-a-qualitative-study-of-pregnant-women-s-blogs-who-present-themselves-as-overweight-or-obese
#8
Lovisa Lingetun, Madicken Fungbrant, Ing-Marie Claesson, Christina Baggens
OBJECTIVE: to describe what pregnant women who present themselves as overweight or obese write about their pregnancy in their blogs. SETTING: Swedish private blogs. DESIGN: a qualitative study, using 13 Internet blogs as the source of data. Google was used to find the blogs. The blog content was analysed using thematic analysis. FINDINGS: three main themes were identified: Pregnancy as an excuse, Perspectives on the pregnant body and Becoming a mother...
January 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179065/women-s-dietary-changes-before-and-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
#9
Sarah E Hillier, Ellinor K Olander
BACKGROUND: dietary intake before and during pregnancy has significant health outcomes for both mother and child, including a healthy gestational weight gain. To ensure effective interventions are successfully developed to improve dietary intake during pregnancy, it is important to understand what dietary changes pregnant women make without intervention. AIMS: to systematically identify and review studies examining women's dietary changes before and during pregnancy and to identify characteristics of the women making these changes...
January 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215699/tackling-maternal-obesity-building-an-evidence-base-to-reflect-the-complexity-of-lifestyle-behaviour-change
#10
EDITORIAL
Paige van der Pligt, Debra Bick, Christine Furber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 29, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188998/midwives-experiences-of-working-in-an-obstetric-high-dependency-unit-a-qualitative-study
#11
Isabelle J Eadie, Nicolette F Sheridan
OBJECTIVES: to understand the challenges experienced by midwives providing obstetric high dependency care and identify the training they perceive is needed for work in an obstetric high dependency unit. DESIGN: sixteen midwives who worked in the obstetric high dependency unit participated in one of three focus groups. Focus groups lasted 60-90minutes and were conducted in the workplace and facilitated by author (IE). Data were digitally recorded, transcribed and analysed manually by author (IE), specifically using a 'codebook' model to generate codes, categories and themes...
January 21, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187344/evaluation-of-implementing-a-community-based-exercise-intervention-during-pregnancy
#12
Lene A H Haakstad, Birgitte Sanda, Ingvild Vistad, Linda Reme Sagedal, Hilde Lohne Seiler, Monica K Torstveit
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the implementation of a community-based exercise intervention (the Norwegian Fit for Delivery study) during pregnancy. DESIGN: descriptive, explorative. SETTING: healthcare clinics in southern Norway, including urban and rural settings. PARTICIPANTS: healthy, nulliparous women with singleton pregnancy of ≤20 gestational weeks, age ≥18 years and body mass index ≥19kg/m(2). METHODS: women were randomised to either twice-weekly supervised exercise sessions combined with nutritional counselling (n=303) or standard prenatal care (n=303)...
January 21, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161688/exploring-health-education-with-midwives-as-perceived-by-pregnant-women-in-primary-care-a-qualitative-study-in-the-netherlands
#13
Ruth Baron, Querine Heesterbeek, Judith Manniën, Eileen K Hutton, Johannes Brug, Marjan J Westerman
OBJECTIVE: to explore the experiences, wishes and needs of pregnant women with respect to health education in primary care with midwives. DESIGN: qualitative semi-structured interview study, using thematic analysis and constant comparison. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: twenty-two pregnant women in midwife-led primary care, varying in socio-demographic characteristics, weeks of pregnancy and region of residence in the Netherlands, were interviewed between April and December 2013...
January 21, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232215/comparison-of-subjective-sleep-and-fatigue-in-breast-and-bottle-feeding-mothers
#14
Els Tobback, Katoesjka Behaeghel, Ignace Hanoulle, Liesbeth Delesie, Anne Loccufier, Ann Van Holsbeeck, Dirk Vogelaers, An Mariman
OBJECTIVES: Artificial milk supplementation remains a popular practice in spite of the well documented and indisputable advantages of breast feeding for both mother and child. However, the association between maternal sleep, fatigue and feeding method is understudied and remains unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate whether perceived sleep and fatigue differ between breast- and bottle feeding post partum women. In addition, the relationship between subjective sleep characteristics and fatigue is examined...
January 17, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131329/a-cross-sectional-study-investigating-weight-management-motivations-methods-and-perceived-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-influences-in-women-up-to-five-years-following-childbirth
#15
Lisa Vincze, Megan E Rollo, Melinda J Hutchesson, Tracy L Burrows, Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Michelle Blumfield, Clare E Collins
OBJECTIVE: to explore motivations for weight change, weight loss methods used and factors perceived to influence healthy eating and physical activity for weight management following childbirth, and to evaluate differences by socio-demographic, weight status and pregnancy characteristics. DESIGN: cross-sectional online survey completed from May to August 2013. PARTICIPANTS: Australian women (n=874, aged 32.8±4.5 years, pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index 25...
January 14, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129548/a-preliminary-randomised-control-trial-of-the-effects-of-dru-yoga-on-psychological-well-being-in-northern-irish-first-time-mothers
#16
Deirdre Timlin, Ellen Elizabeth Anne Simpson
BACKGROUND: the transition to motherhood can be stressful, especially for first time mothers. Recent research has shown that yoga can be effective for enhancing psychological well-being. OBJECTIVES: the purpose of this study was to establish if a postpartum Dru yoga intervention improves psychological well-being in first time mothers. DESIGN: a randomised controlled study was conducted. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: first time mothers were recruited from a Sure Start Community Centre and included in the study if they had a baby aged between 6 weeks to one-year-old...
January 13, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131328/obesity-in-pregnancy-where-are-we-where-should-we-go
#17
Lucilla Poston
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126592/freestanding-midwifery-units-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-following-transfer
#18
Amy R Monk, Celia P Grigg, Maralyn Foureur, Mark Tracy, Sally K Tracy
BACKGROUND: the viability of freestanding midwifery units in Australia is restricted, due to concerns over their safety, particularly for women and babies who, require transfer. AIM: to compare the maternal and neonatal birth outcomes of women who planned, to give birth at freestanding midwifery units and subsequently, transferred to a tertiary maternity unit to the maternal and neonatal, outcomes of a low-risk cohort of women who planned to give birth in, tertiary maternity unit...
January 10, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110162/pregnancy-with-gestational-hypertension-or-preeclampsia-a-qualitative-exploration-of-women-s-experiences
#19
Lynne M Roberts, Gregory K Davis, Caroline S E Homer
BACKGROUND: Hypertension complicates 10% of pregnancies and involves specialised care of the woman and her baby, a longer stay in hospital, and an increased risk of physical and mental morbidity. There is limited research reporting the woman's perspective on her experience, how she coped with it psychologically, and whether the care she received influenced her experience. AIM: To gain insight into women's experience of hypertension in pregnancy and to report on what mediating factors may help improve their experience...
January 10, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092814/a-participatory-action-research-study-exploring-women-s-understandings-of-the-concept-of-informed-choice-during-pregnancy-and-childbirth-in-ireland
#20
Denise O'Brien, Michelle M Butler, Mary Casey
OBJECTIVE: to explore women's understandings and definitions of the concept of informed choice during pregnancy and childbirth. METHODS: a three-phase action research approach. In the first phase of the study (reported in this paper), fifteen women were interviewed to establish their understandings and experiences of informed choice. SETTING: Dublin, Ireland in a large maternity hospital. PARTICIPANTS: fifteen postnatal women who gave birth to a live healthy infant, women attended obstetric or midwifery-led care...
January 4, 2017: Midwifery
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