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Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215560/-determined-to-breastfeed-a-case-study-of-exclusive-breastfeeding-using-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis
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Samantha J Charlick, Andrea Fielder, Jan Pincombe, Lois McKellar
BACKGROUND: Given the significant benefits of breastfeeding, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend exclusive breastfeeding for six months. Despite numerous strategies aimed at increasing the percentage of babies who are exclusively breastfed, Australia currently has one of the lowest six-month exclusive breastfeeding rates in the developed world. Notably, most research focuses on the early postnatal period (birth-two months) yet the largest decline in exclusive breastfeeding rates is observed between two and six months...
February 16, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190777/how-have-the-lives-of-pregnant-women-changed-in-the-last-30-years
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Ann M Kingsbury, Kristen Gibbons, David McIntyre, Anne Tremellen, Vicki Flenady, Shelley Wilkinson, Abullah Mamun, Jake M Najman
BACKGROUND: To what extent have the characteristics and needs of pregnant women changed over time? This cross-sectional, comparative study describes some socio-demographic, mental health and lifestyle characteristics of two samples of pregnant women assessed 30 years apart. METHODS: We recruited two samples of pregnant women who were attending their first clinic visit at the same large Queensland maternity hospital 30 years apart between 1981 to 1984 (Sample A, N=6753) and 2011-2012 (Sample B, N=2156)...
February 9, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188040/development-of-a-first-peoples-led-cultural-capability-measurement-tool-a-pilot-study-with-midwifery-students
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Roianne West, Somer Wrigley, Kyly Mills, Kate Taylor, Dale Rowland, Debra K Creedy
BACKGROUND: Midwives have a central role in closing the gap in health inequalities between Australias' First Peoples and other childbearing women. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework (The Framework) identifies five core cultural capabilities (respect, communication, safety and quality, reflection and advocacy) to foster culturally safe health care. AIM: To use a decolonising, First Peoples-led approach to develop and validate a tool to measure the development students' cultural capabilities...
February 7, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169157/more-than-a-name-heterogeneity-in-characteristics-of-models-of-maternity-care-reported-from-the-australian-maternity-care-classification-system-validation-study
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Natasha R Donnolley, Georgina M Chambers, Kerryn A Butler-Henderson, Michael G Chapman, Elizabeth A Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Without a standard terminology to classify models of maternity care, it is problematic to compare and evaluate clinical outcomes across different models. The Maternity Care Classification System is a novel system developed in Australia to classify models of maternity care based on their characteristics and an overarching broad model descriptor (Major Model Category). AIM: This study aimed to assess the extent of variability in the defining characteristics of models of care grouped to the same Major Model Category, using the Maternity Care Classification System...
February 4, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169159/barriers-to-a-healthy-lifestyle-post-gestational-diabetes-an-australian-qualitative-study
#5
Tehzeeb Zulfiqar, Fiona E Lithander, Cathy Banwell, Rosemary Young, Lynelle Boisseau, Martha Ingle, Christopher J Nolan
BACKGROUND: Overseas-born-women from certain ethnicities are at high risk of type-2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders. This study explored the barriers and facilitators to long-term healthy lifestyle recommendations among Australian-born and overseas-born-women who attended health promotion sessions at a tertiary Australian Hospital for gestational diabetes 3-4 years previously. METHOD: Face-to-face semi-structured interviews were conducted. Data were analyzed to identify major themes and the differing experiences of both groups of women...
February 3, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169158/maternal-singing-of-lullabies-during-pregnancy-and-after-birth-effects-on-mother-infant-bonding-and-on-newborns-behaviour-concurrent-cohort-study
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Giuseppina Persico, Laura Antolini, Patrizia Vergani, Walter Costantini, Maria Teresa Nardi, Lidia Bellotti
BACKGROUND: Mother-infant bonding is of great importance for the development and the well-being of the baby. The aim of this Concurrent Cohort Study was to investigate the effects of mothers singing lullabies on bonding, newborns' behaviour and maternal stress. METHODS: Eighty-three (singing cohort) and 85 (concurrent cohort) women were recruited at antenatal classes at 24 weeks g.a. and followed up to 3 months after birth. The Prenatal Attachment Inventory (PAI) and the Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale (MIBS) were used to assess maternal-foetal attachment and postnatal bonding...
February 3, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111037/consumption-of-alcohol-during-pregnancy-a-multinational-european-study
#7
Ann-Charlotte Mårdby, Angela Lupattelli, Gunnel Hensing, Hedvig Nordeng
BACKGROUND: Although single-country studies indicate alcohol consumption among some pregnant European women, it is difficult to interpret European differences. Few multinational studies exist using the same methodology. AIM: To estimate the proportion of women consuming alcohol during pregnancy in Europe, and to analyze whether between country variations could be explained by sociodemography and smoking. METHODS: An anonymous online questionnaire was accessible for pregnant women and new mothers in 11 European countries during two months between October 2011 and February 2012 in each country...
January 19, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109623/first-childbirth-experience-of-international-marriage-migrant-women-in-south-korea
#8
Min Sun Chu, Minna Park, Jung A Kim
PROBLEM AND BACKGROUND: Since the mid-1990s, a large number of foreign women have migrated from developing countries to South Korea by means of international marriages. These nulliparous foreign women may experience more difficulties in pregnancy and childbirth than native Koreans. AIM: This study aimed to describe the meaning of the first childbirth experiences of international marriage migrant women marrying Korean men in South Korea. METHODS: This is a descriptive phenomenological study that included 10 participants using the purposive and snowball sampling in one multicultural support center in Seoul, South Korea...
January 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094187/midwives-perceptions-and-experiences-of-engaging-fathers-in-perinatal-services
#9
Holly Rominov, Rebecca Giallo, Pamela D Pilkington, Thomas A Whelan
BACKGROUND: The active engagement of fathers in maternity care is associated with long-term benefits for the father, their partner, and their child. Midwives are ideally placed to engage fathers, but few studies have explored midwives' experiences of working with men. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe midwives' perceptions and experiences of engaging fathers in perinatal services. METHOD: A multi-method approach was utilised. Registered midwives (N=106) providing perinatal services to families in Australia participated in an online survey...
January 13, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073629/needs-of-fathers-during-labour-and-childbirth-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Katrijn Eggermont, Dimitri Beeckman, Ann Van Hecke, Ilse Delbaere, Sofie Verhaeghe
Fathers play an important role in the childbearing process, but are sometimes sidelined by midwives. The objectives were: identify fathers' needs during the labor and childbirth process; determine if their needs were met by midwives; and identify variables influencing these needs. The questionnaire was designed based on a systematic literature search and validated by a multistage consensus method. Data were collected during a cross-sectional study in two maternity wards in Belgium, where a medical-led model is used...
January 7, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057430/women-s-mental-health-during-pregnancy-a-participatory-qualitative-study
#11
Wendy L M Franks, Kenda E Crozier, Bridget L M Penhale
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: British public health and academic policy and guidance promotes service user involvement in health care and research, however collaborative research remains underrepresented in literature relating to pregnant women's mental health. The aim of this participatory research was to explore mothers' and professionals' perspectives on the factors that influence pregnant women's mental health. METHOD: This qualitative research was undertaken in England with the involvement of three community members who had firsthand experience of mental health problems during pregnancy...
January 2, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955951/maternity-health-care-the-experiences-of-sub-saharan-african-women-in-sub-saharan-africa-and-australia
#12
Hlengiwe Mohale, Linda Sweet, Kristen Graham
BACKGROUND: Increasing global migration is resulting in a culturally diverse population in the receiving countries. In Australia, it is estimated that at least four thousand Sub-Saharan African women give birth each year. To respond appropriately to the needs of these women, it is important to understand their experiences of maternity care. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to examine the maternity experiences of Sub-Saharan African women who had given birth in both Sub-Saharan Africa and in Australia...
December 9, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965174/measurement-and-structural-invariance-of-the-us-version-of-the-birth-satisfaction-scale-revised-bss-r-in-a-large-sample
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Colin R Martin, Caroline J Hollins Martin, Ekaterina Burduli, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Colleen Donovan-Batson, Susan E Fleming
BACKGROUND: The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is being increasingly used internationally. The use of the measure and the concept has gathered traction in the United States following the development of a US version of the tool. A limitation of previous studies of the measurement characteristics of the BSS-R is modest sample size. Unplanned pregnancy is recognised as being associated with a range of negative birth outcomes, but the relationship to birth satisfaction has received little attention, despite the importance of birth satisfaction to a range of postnatal outcomes...
December 7, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939911/-unscrambling-what-s-in-your-head-a-mixed-method-evaluation-of-clinical-supervision-for-midwives
#14
Bev Love, Mary Sidebotham, Jennifer Fenwick, Susan Harvey, Greg Fairbrother
BACKGROUND: As a strategy to promote workforce sustainability a number of midwives working in one health district in New South Wales, Australia were trained to offer a reflective model of clinical supervision. The expectation was that these midwives would then be equipped to facilitate clinical supervision for their colleagues with the organisational aim of supporting professional development and promoting emotional well-being. AIM: To identify understanding, uptake, perceptions of impact, and the experiences of midwives accessing clinical supervision...
December 6, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931780/the-development-of-a-caseload-midwifery-service-in-rural-australia
#15
Tara Tran, Jo Longman, Jude Kornelsen, Lesley Barclay
PROBLEM: The past two decades have seen progressive decline in the number of rural birthing services across Australia. BACKGROUND: Despite health system pressures on small birthing units to close there have been examples of resistance and survival. AIM: This descriptive study explored the evolution of a rural birthing service in a small town to offer insight into the process of transition which may be helpful to other small healthcare services in rural Australia...
December 5, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164840/who-can-be-a-legitimate-author-on-an-article
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EDITORIAL
Linda Sweet
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February 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692959/sarah-s-birth-how-the-medicalisation-of-childbirth-may-be-shaped-in-different-settings-vignette-from-a-study-of-routine-intervention-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia
#17
Mandie Scamell, Roa Altaweli, Christine McCourt
BACKGROUND: The expansion of the medicalisation of childbirth has been described in the literature as being a global phenomenon. The vignette described in this paper, selected from an ethnographic study of routine intervention in Saudi Arabian hospitals illustrates how the worldwide spread of the bio-medical model does not take place within a cultural vacuum. AIM: To illuminate the ways in which the medicalisation of birth may be understood and practised in different cultural settings, through a vignette of a specific birth, drawn as a typical case from an ethnographic study that investigated clinical decision-making in the second stage of labour in Saudi Arabia...
February 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665216/a-qualitative-study-of-how-caseload-midwifery-is-experienced-by-couples-in-denmark
#18
Ingrid Jepsen, Edith Mark, Maralyn Foureur, Ellen A Nøhr, Erik E Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Caseload midwifery is expanding in Denmark. There is a need for elaborating in-depth, how caseload midwifery influences the partner and the woman during childbirth and how this model of care influences the early phases of labour. AIM: To follow, explore and elaborate women's and their partner's experiences of caseload midwifery. METHODS: Phenomenology of practice was the analytical approach. The methodology was inspired by ethnography, and applied methods were field observations followed by interviews...
February 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616767/partner-relationship-social-support-and-perinatal-distress-among-pregnant-icelandic-women
#19
Sigridur Sia Jonsdottir, Marga Thome, Thora Steingrimsdottir, Linda Bara Lydsdottir, Jon Fridrik Sigurdsson, Halldora Olafsdottir, Katarina Swahnberg
BACKGROUND: It is inferred that perinatal distress has adverse effects on the prospective mother and the health of the foetus/infant. More knowledge is needed to identify which symptoms of perinatal distress should be assessed during pregnancy and to shed light on the impact of women's satisfaction with their partner relationship on perinatal distress. AIM: The current study aimed to generate knowledge about the association of the partner relationship and social support when women are dealing with perinatal distress expressed by symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress...
February 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612623/models-of-midwifery-care-for-indigenous-women-and-babies-a-meta-synthesis
#20
Patricia M Corcoran, Christine Catling, Caroline S E Homer
ISSUE: Indigenous women in many countries experience a lack of access to culturally appropriate midwifery services. A number of models of care have been established to provide services to women. Research has examined some services, but there has not been a synthesis of qualitative studies of the models of care to help guide practice development and innovations. AIM: To undertake a review of qualitative studies of midwifery models of care for Indigenous women and babies evaluating the different types of services available and the experiences of women and midwives...
February 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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