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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652447/midwifery-unit-network-launch
#1
Deborah Caine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652446/questioning-induction-of-labour-in-older-women-part-1
#2
Sara Wickham
In this column, Sara Wickham takes a sideways look at issues relevant to midwives, students, women and families, inviting us to sit down with a cup of tea and ponder what we think we know. There is a growing trend towards recommending induction of labour in older women. This is the first part of a two-part article in which Sara asks whether this recommendation is supported by the available evidence and asks us to consider how such policies are affecting women.
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652445/reflections-on-the-review
#3
COMMENT
Alys Einion
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652444/induction-of-labour-for-suspected-fetal-macrosomia-boulvain-et-al-2016
#4
COMMENT
Sarah Chapman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652443/understanding-eating-disorders-in-midwifery-practice
#5
Fallon Dyer
Eating disorders (ED) are characterised as a severe disturbance in an individual's eating behaviours and are one of the most misdiagnosed and overlooked mental health conditions in the United Kingdom. Six- eight per cent of the general population are reported to be affected by an ED, although the number is rising. There are two main diagnostic categories of ED: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, though those that do not meet the specific criteria are categorised as having an'eating disorder not otherwise specified' (Dooner 2015)...
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652442/postnatal-care-from-an-international-perspective
#6
Suyai Steinhauer
The postnatal period, defined as beginning with birth and ending after six weeks, is a time of major adaptation at all levels physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically. In the United Kingdom (UK), we put a lot of emphasis on birth preparation and how to look after yourself optimally before the birth, but once the new baby has arrived there is little support or emphasis on self-care. The focus after childbirth is primarily on the baby, with not much thought given to the mother, who is usually discharged from midwifery care on day 10, and whose partner is often back at work after a week or two...
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652441/tell-me-your-story-recovering-from-a-difficult-birth
#7
Roma Norriss, Binnie Dansby
The authors discuss their experience of running after birth workshops as an intervention for women struggling to come to terms with a difficult birth experience. Midwives can use this approach in their practice with women in the postnatal period and also when preparing for a subsequent birth or even during a labour that follows a challenging experience. This article explores the value of supporting women to tell their story and how to do that with suggestions to build on listening skills. It also offers suggestions for self care, so that midwives can be well resourced for emotional support...
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652440/breaking-taboos-about-bodily-fluids-how-midwives-can-help
#8
Emily Maclean
Woman-centred maternity care involves empowering the mother at a time when she may feel physically vulnerable. Bodily fluids can create inhibitions during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. This article explores the background to such stigma and suggests ways midwives might address these issues to create confidence and promote normality.
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652439/-not-available
#9
Natalie Buschman
Postnatal care differs around the world and, in many Western countries, the debate involves optimum hospital stay after birth and the required visits afterwards, if any. Whilst UK postnatal care is at breaking point and struggling, in the Netherlands, they think they have had the answer to good postnatal care for centuries: the 'Kraamverzorgster' - or specialised maternity care assistant. Providing family-centred care in the woman's home, between 24-49 hours, divided into several hours per day in the first 10 days postpartum, the kraamverzorgster is in the unique position of making a difference for mothers and babies and picking up on any pathology that may arise early on...
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652438/concealed-pregnancy-and-newborn-abandonment-a-contemporary-21st-century-issue-part-2
#10
Sylvia Murphy Tighe, Joan Lalor
This second of a two-part article explores the consequences of concealed pregnancy and the association with newborn abandonment, with reference to recent cases of public interest. Concealed pregnancy is a complex process which involves hiding a pregnancy, and can lead to tragic consequences, such as maternal or neonatal morbidity or mortality (Murphy Tighe and Lalor 2016; Chen et al 2007).The psychosocial issues involved will also be explored and points for midwifery practice are presented and considered (Murphy Tighe and Lalor 2016)...
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652437/detecting-fetal-compromise-during-active-labour-and-managing-neonatal-after-effects
#11
Dawn Meredith, Kevin Hugill
Evaluating fetal wellbeing during the intrapartum period to detect fetal compromise and hypoxia is a topic of considerable importance to midwives. In part this is because the events during this time can have profound significance for the physical and emotional wellbeing of all those involved, including the infant, mother and midwife. This article explores the ways midwives can detect fetal compromise, what they can do to limit the effects of cerebral hypoxic-ischaemia, and reviews neonatal treatments that,can optimise infant neurological outcome...
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652436/the-renaissance-of-postnatal-care
#12
Debra Bick, Yan-Shing Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652435/afterbirth-considerations
#13
EDITORIAL
Anna Byrom
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451494/shiphrah-and-puah
#14
Helen King
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451493/the-madness-of-modern-measurement
#15
Sara Wickham
In this column, Sara Wickham takes a sideways look at issues relevant to midwives, students, women and families, inviting us to sit down with a cup of tea and ponder what we think we know. In this article, Sara shares the story of a woman who discovered that the due date calculation made by a machine was considered inalienable, even when another date was known with certainty to be correct. Is this an inevitable consequence of our modern world, or can we act to challenge such situations?
June 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451492/the-national-maternity-review-the-four-cs-choice-continuity-of-carer-communication-and-continuous-quality-improvement
#16
REVIEW
Victoria Morgan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451491/it-s-a-risky-business-midwife-led-care-and-women-s-perceptions-of-safety
#17
Cate Langley, Marie Lewis
This article explores the differences in perceptions of safety between midwives and women. The authors use their experience of providing midwife-led care in a local setting to discuss the impact that language and women's perceptions of safety have on the acceptance of midwife-led care.
June 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451490/resilience-midwifery-and-professional-identity-changing-the-script-of-midwifery-culture-through-narrative-part-1
#18
Alys Einion
Midwives can and should create their own culture through self-development, which fosters both positivity and resilience. One means of cultural and identity re-construction is through developing a critical and conscious awareness of the stories that we tell ourselves, each other and others, understanding how we co-create our identities through interactive narrative sharing. A small, narrative study of student midwives' learning journals shows a number of themes appearing. Characterisation of self and of clients raises questions about midwifery practice and resilience and how to change midwifery culture for the better...
June 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451489/-montgomery-consent-decision-of-the-uk-supreme-court-montgomery-v-lanarkshire-health-board-20151-2015-uksc-11-2015-wlr-768
#19
Heather Beckett, John Radford
This landmark legal case has changed the law on consent in health care. All health care workers must be aware of the implications of this for their practice when 'sharing information' with patients and the assertion of consent by the patient. Essentially, Montgomery banishes medical paternalism, putting the focus firmly with the patient. This is the standard that will now be used by both the courts and the regulators.
June 2016: Practising Midwife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451488/-yummy-mummies-exploring-sexuality-in-the-antenatal-and-postnatal-period
#20
HaKyung Maria Kim, Sadie Geraghty
Sexuality is often bound together with sexual function in contemporary sexual health literature; however, sexuality is a multidimensional phenomenon that has a broader historical concept and cultural meaning. In addition to a significant global decline in sexual function, women may experience decline in emotional satisfaction and physical pleasure up to 4.5 years after giving birth. Midwives have an important role in raising conversations about sexuality on a regular basis during antenatal visits, and informing couples about the decline of libido, desire and orgasm, which may lead to reduction in sexual intercourse frequency, particularly in the last trimester and puerperium...
June 2016: Practising Midwife
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