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Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health

Avery Plough, Deb Polzin-Rosenberg, Grace Galvin, Amie Shao, Brendan Sullivan, Natalie Henrich, Neel T Shah
INTRODUCTION: Across health care, facility design has been shown to significantly affect quality of care; however, in maternity care, the mechanisms of how facility design affects provision of care are understudied. We aim to identify and illustrate key mechanisms that may explain how facility design helps or hinders clinicians in providing childbirth care. METHODS: We reviewed the literature to select design elements for inclusion. Using a modified Delphi consensus process, we engaged an interdisciplinary advisory board to prioritize these elements with regard to potential effect on care provision...
November 8, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Taylor A Hahn, Fatima McKenzie, Shelley M Hoffman, Joanne Daggy, Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to assess unfulfilled sterilization requests, specifically regarding issues with the Medicaid consent for sterilization, and determine the proportion of women who subsequently received interval sterilization by 3 months postpartum. METHODS: The authors conducted a prospective observational cohort study of women who gave birth over an 8-month period and requested immediate postpartum sterilization. Records of women with unfulfilled requests were reviewed up to 3 months postpartum to determine rates of postpartum follow-up and interval sterilization...
November 8, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Barbara Hackley, Elan Elyachar-Stahl, Anna K Savage, Mia Stange, Arielle Hoffman, Monica Kavanaugh, Melanie M Aviles, Sandra Arévalo, Hildred Machuca, Alan Shapiro
INTRODUCTION: Group prenatal and well-baby care is a system of health care visits that occur in a group setting. Each individual session lasts approximately 2 hours, allowing more time for education and support than can occur in an individual visit. Compared with individual care, research suggests that group care is associated with similar or better short-term outcomes, but no studies have yet examined potential long-term benefits beyond one year postpartum. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to elicit women's recall about content covered in group prenatal and well-baby care and whether they were or were not continuing to use skills discussed during group prenatal and well-baby care 2 or more years after their group ended...
November 8, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Julia C Phillippi, Tekoa L King
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October 29, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Nicole S Carlson
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October 25, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
P Mimi Niles, Ronald Hunt
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to identify existing US midwifery fellowships and their key attributes. METHODS: The study team adapted an internet-search methodology that was recently used to identify nurse practitioner fellowships and residencies and identified 1) search terms likely to locate websites describing or promoting midwifery fellowship or residency programs and 2) program attributes likely to be outlined in the websites. Two investigators conducted full, independent Google searches and then reconciled minor differences in terminology and findings via teleconference and simultaneous reviews of websites...
October 24, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Mary Ann Faucher
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October 24, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Allison Shorten, Brett Shorten, Angela Fagerlin, Jessica Illuzzi, Holly Powell Kennedy, Christian Pettker, Dheeraj Raju, Robin Whittemore
INTRODUCTION: Decision aids are central to shared decision making and are recommended for value-sensitive pregnancy decisions, such as birth after cesarean. However, effective strategies for widespread decision aid implementation, with interactive web-based platforms, are lacking. This study tested the feasibility and acceptability of implementing a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-secure, web-based decision aid to support shared decision making about birth choices after cesarean, within urban, ethnically diverse outpatient settings...
October 18, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Melissa D Avery, Carrie E Neerland, Melissa A Saftner
INTRODUCTION: A physiologic approach to labor and birth is preferred for most women. The United States spends more on birth than any other country. Cesarean rates are currently 32%, and approximately 23% of women with a singleton pregnancy experience induction or augmentation of labor. Most physiologic birth research has focused on care during labor and birth. The purpose of this study was to describe women's perceptions of the care processes, support, and information received during pregnancy that helped them feel confident for physiologic labor and birth...
October 18, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Kelly D Lemon
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October 17, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Elizabeth K Darling, Karen Marie Olsen Lawford, Kathi Wilson, Michelle Kryzanauskas, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the relationship between distance from hospital services and the outcomes of planned home births. We examined whether greater driving distance from a hospital with continuous cesarean capability was associated with a higher risk of adverse neonatal outcome among individuals who were planning to give birth at home. METHODS: Using an intention-to-treat analysis, we conducted a population-based cohort study of 11,869 individuals who planned to give birth at home in Ontario, Canada, between April 1, 2012, and March 31, 2015...
October 16, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Julia C Phillippi, Sharon L Holley, Jennifer L Thompson, Kate Virostko, Kelly Bennett
Team-based, interprofessional models of maternity care can allow women to receive personalized care based on their health needs and personal preferences. However, involvement of multiple health care providers can fragment care and increase communication errors, which are a major cause of preventable maternal morbidity and mortality. In order to improve communication within one health system, a community-engaged approach was used to develop a planning checklist for the care of women who began care with midwives but developed risks for poor perinatal outcomes...
October 16, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Erin M Wright, Maude Theo Matthai, Chakra Budhathoki
INTRODUCTION: Professionally-related stress among midwives has been demonstrated in a global context to have deleterious effects on their professional, physical, and psychological health. Despite global interest in the subject, there has been no study about professional stress in a cohort of US midwives. METHODS: A convergent parallel mixed-methods design was used. The Job-Related Tension Index (JRTI) survey was administered to a self-selected sample of certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives in clinical practice in the United States via email solicitation of the American College of Nurse-Midwives' membership...
October 15, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Kate Woeber, Lynn Sibley
INTRODUCTION: Strategic recruitment, preparation, distribution, and retention of US midwives requires a solid body of knowledge about midwives' education and workforce experiences. Although half of US midwifery education programs currently require or prefer prior registered nurse (RN) employment, data are lacking about whether and how these criteria influence efforts to scale up the workforce to meet reproductive care workforce shortages and maldistributions. METHODS: This cross-sectional research used an online survey, developed using the framework of Social Cognitive Career Theory...
October 7, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Mary K Barger
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October 4, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Madelyne Z Greene, Salimah H Meghani, Marilyn S Sommers, Tonda L Hughes
INTRODUCTION: Sexual minority women (SMW; lesbian, bisexual, nonheterosexual women) may have lower rates of cervical cancer screening than heterosexual women. Health care-related factors may explain some of the variation in cervical cancer screening rates among SMW. We aimed to synthesize published evidence of health care-related correlates of cervical cancer screening among SMW. METHODS: We searched PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycINFO databases for English-language studies published between January 2000 and March 2017 that 1) assessed sexual identity or the sexual partners of female participants, 2) included cervical cancer screening as a main outcome of interest, and 3) measured at least one health care-related variable in addition to cervical cancer screening...
September 25, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Felix Sayinzoga, Tiffany Lundeen, Mathias Gakwerere, Emmanuel Manzi, Yvonne Delphine U Nsaba, M Providence Umuziga, Ina R Kalisa, Sabine F Musange, Dilys Walker
INTRODUCTION: The government of Rwanda is exploring strategies that may reduce the incidence of prematurity and low birth weight. Large-scale implementation of group antenatal care (ANC) and postnatal care (PNC) within the context of the Rwanda national health care system is under consideration. To launch a cluster randomized controlled trial of group ANC and PNC in 5 districts in Rwanda, the implementation team needed a customized group care model for this context and trained health care workers to deliver the program...
September 25, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Kristjana Einarsdóttir, Hjördís Ýr Bogadóttir, Ragnheiður Ingibjörg Bjarnadóttir, Þóra Steingrímsdóttir
INTRODUCTION: Obstetric interventions appear to increase with advancing maternal age, but limited supporting evidence exists, particularly for young women and specifically for prelabor and intrapartum cesarean birth. The aim of this study was to explore the association between obstetric interventions and maternal age in a low-risk population. METHODS: The study was restricted to all low-risk, nulliparous women with singleton, vertex, term births who gave birth in Iceland from 1997 to 2015, identified in the Icelandic Medical Birth Registry...
September 19, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
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September 13, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
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September 12, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
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