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Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305115/the-waterbirth-project-s%C3%A3-o-bernardo-hospital-experience
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Joyce C S Camargo, Vitor Varela, Fernanda M Ferreira, Lucila Pougy, Angela M Ochiai, Maria Elisabete Santos, Maria Catarina L R Grande
INTRODUCTION: The following quantitative observational study aimed to analyse the maternal and neonatal outcomes of 90 low-risk pregnant women who gave birth in water at São Bernardo Hospital. METHODS: A form containing information on the obstetric history of the parturient, the type of immersion, and the labour and birth follow-up was used by midwives to collect the data. BACKGROUND: The Apgar score (at 1min after birth) used in this study, called Aqua Apgar, was adapted by Cornelia Enning...
January 2, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289503/midwifery-management-of-second-degree-perineal-tears-in-new-zealand-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-practice
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Robin S Cronin, Minglan Li, Kate Culliney, Robyn Maude, Katherine Nelson
BACKGROUND: Second-degree tears are the most common form of perineal trauma occurring after vaginal birth managed by New Zealand midwives, although little is known about midwives' perineal practice. AIM: The aim of this study was to identify how midwives managed the last second-degree perineal tear they treated and the level to which their practice reflects National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines. METHODS: An (anonymous) online survey was conducted over a six-week period in 2013...
December 27, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287635/maternal-perception-of-fetal-movements-in-the-third-trimester-a-qualitative-description
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Billie Bradford, Robyn Maude
PROBLEM: Decreased fetal movements is a common reason for unscheduled antenatal assessment and is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. BACKGROUND: Fetal movement counting has not been proven to reduce stillbirths in high-quality studies. AIMS: The aim was to explore a qualitative account of fetal movements in the third trimester as perceived by pregnant women themselves. METHODS: Using qualitative descriptive methodology, interviews were conducted with 19 women experiencing an uncomplicated first pregnancy, at two timepoints in their third trimester...
December 26, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258800/why-does-the-need-for-medication-become-a-barrier-to-breastfeeding-a-narrative-review
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Alyson K McClatchey, Alison Shield, Lynn H Cheong, Sally L Ferguson, Gabrielle M Cooper, Gregory J Kyle
PROBLEM: The need for medication during lactation can contribute to the early cessation of breastfeeding. BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding women may require medication for acute or chronic health conditions. For some women this need for medication can become a barrier to breastfeeding; this is despite the fact that the majority of medications are considered to be compatible with lactation. AIM: This narrative review aims to investigate factors relating to medicines safety that could contribute to medication unnecessarily becoming a barrier to breastfeeding...
December 16, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29254852/herbal-medicines-use-during-pregnancy-in-sierra-leone-an-exploratory-cross-sectional-study
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Peter Bai James, Abdulai Jawo Bah, Michael Steven Tommy, Jon Wardle, Amie Steel
BACKGROUND: The influence of complementary therapies on maternal health has attracted the attention of policy makers, health professionals and researchers globally especially in developing countries. However, there is lack of evidence on whether Sierra Leonean women use herbal medicine during pregnancy which limit the chance of providing better maternity care. AIM: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and pattern of herbal medicines use among pregnant women attending an antenatal clinic at a tertiary maternal hospital in Sierra Leone...
December 15, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249331/exploring-the-fear-of-birth-scale-in-a-mixed-population-of-women-of-childbearing-age-a-swedish-pilot-study
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Ingegerd Hildingsson, Christine Rubertsson, Annika Karlström, Helen Haines
AIM: The aim of this pilot study was to explore the Fear of Birth Scale in a mixed sample of women of childbearing age, by investigating the levels of childbirth fear and the content of women's thoughts when completing the scale. METHODS: A cross-sectional mixed method study of 179 women who completed a short questionnaire and a think aloud interview. RESULTS: The mean score of the Fear of Birth Scale was 40.80 (SD 27.59) and 28.5% were classified as having fear of childbirth (≥60)...
December 14, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241699/sterile-water-injections-for-childbirth-pain-an-evidenced-based-guide-to-practice
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Lena B Mårtensson, Eileen K Hutton, Nigel Lee, Sue Kildea, Yu Gao, Ingrid Bergh
BACKGROUND: About 30% of women in labour suffer from lower back pain. Studies of sterile water injections for management of low back pain have consistently shown this approach to be effective. The objective of this evidence-based guide is to facilitate the clinical use of sterile water injections to relieve lower back pain in labouring women. METHODS: To identify relevant publications our search strategy was based on computerised literature searches in scientific databases...
December 11, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241698/telephone-triage-and-midwifery-a-scoping-review
#8
Carolyn M Bailey, Jennifer M Newton, Helen G Hall
BACKGROUND: Midwives use telephone triage to provide advice and support to childbearing women, and to manage access to maternity services. Telephone triage practises are important in the provision of accurate, timely and appropriate health care. Despite this, there has been very little research investigating this area of midwifery practice. AIM: To explore midwives and telephone triage practises; and to discuss the relevant findings for midwives managing telephone calls from women...
December 11, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229514/how-obstetricians-and-pregnant-women-decide-mode-of-birth-in-light-of-a-recent-regulation-in-brazil
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Rachel Galvao, Nicola L Hawley, Carolina Silveira da Silva, Mariângela F Silveira
BACKGROUND: In Brazil, 88% of births among women with private insurance are caesarean sections, even though a caesarean rate above 15% is associated with greater maternal and child morbidity and mortality. Aiming to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections in the private sector, in July 2015 the Brazilian government enacted Resolução Normativa 368, a regulation requiring the use of partograms, pre-natal cards to document pregnancies, and consent forms for elective caesareans, and recommending that obstetricians provide women with an informational letter about birth...
December 8, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221635/relationship-between-duration-of-second-stage-of-labour-and-postpartum-anaemia
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Nuria Infante-Torres, Milagros Molina-Alarcón, Ana Rubio-Álvarez, Julián Rodríguez-Almagro, Antonio Hernández-Martínez
AIM: To assess the relationship between the duration of the second stage of labour and postpartum anaemia during vaginal birth. METHODS: An observational, analytical retrospective cohort study was performed at the "Mancha-Centro Hospital" (Spain) during the 2013-2016 period. Data were collected from 3437 women who had a vaginal birth. Postpartum anaemia was defined as a haemoglobin level below 11g/dL at 24h postpartum. A univariate analysis was used for potential risk factors and a multivariate analysis with binary logistic regression to control for possible confounding factors...
December 5, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217169/enabling-new-graduate-midwives-to-work-in-midwifery-continuity-of-care-models-a-conceptual-model-for-implementation
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Allison M Cummins, Christine Catling, Caroline S E Homer
BACKGROUND: High-level evidence demonstrates midwifery continuity of care is beneficial for women and babies. Women have limited access to midwifery continuity of care models in Australia. One of the factors limiting women's access is recruiting enough midwives to work in continuity. Our research found that newly graduated midwives felt well prepared to work in midwifery led continuity of care models, were well supported to work in the models and the main driver to employing them was a need to staff the models...
December 4, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217168/the-stories-of-women-who-are-transferred-due-to-threat-of-preterm-birth
#12
Lyn Woodhart, Jessica Goldstone, Donna Hartz
BACKGROUND: Women at risk of preterm birth before 32 weeks gestation are routinely transferred to facilitate birth at a hospital that has Neonatal Intensive Care. The clinical outcomes of being 'in-born" improves newborn and neonatal outcomes is well documented. However little is known about the women's experiences when such a complication occurs. METHOD: Using the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation Patient and Carer stories method, 10 women were purposively invited and consented to tell their stories...
December 4, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198502/pregnant-women-s-choice-of-birthing-hospital-a-qualitative-study-on-individuals-preferences
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Nasrin Tayyari Dehbarez, Stina Lou, Niels Uldbjerg, Anne Møller, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, Rikke Søgaard
OBJECTIVE: To investigate pregnant women's decision making in relation to their choice of birthing hospital and, in particular, their priorities regarding hospital characteristics. METHODS: The focus of this study was the choice of birthing hospital among pregnant women. A qualitative interview design was used and women were recruited during their first pregnancy-related visit to a general practitioner. The interviews were conducted using a semi-structured interview guide, and a thematic analysis of the data was carried out...
November 29, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198501/social-resources-and-arab-women-s-perinatal-mental-health-a-systematic-review
#14
Yara Qutteina, Catherine Nasrallah, Laurie James-Hawkins, Aasli Abdi Nur, Kathryn M Yount, Monique Hennink, Hanan F Abdul Rahim
BACKGROUND: Women's mental health in the perinatal period is understudied worldwide and in Arab countries especially. AIM: This systematic review explores evidence of the association between women's social resources for empowerment in the Arab World and their mental health in the prenatal and postnatal (≤1year postpartum) periods. METHODS: Guided by Kabeer's framework of empowerment, the authors applied a search string in PubMed and Web of Science databases to identify studies in countries of the Arab League (hereafter the Arab World) that address mental health and social resources for women's empowerment in the perinatal period...
November 29, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191725/bonding-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-experiences-of-extremely-preterm-infants-mothers
#15
Isabel María Fernández Medina, José Granero-Molina, Cayetano Fernández-Sola, José Manuel Hernández-Padilla, Marcos Camacho Ávila, María Del Mar López Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: The birth of an extremely preterm infant can disrupt normal mother-infant physical contact and the care provided by the mother. This situation has an impact on the process of bonding between the mother and the child. AIM: The objective of this study was to describe and understand the experiences of mothers who have extremely preterm infants admitted in Neonatal Intensive Care Units with regard to their bonding process. METHODS: An interpretive, qualitative research methodology using Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics was carried out...
November 27, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239805/australian-heterosexual-women-s-experiences-of-healthcare-provision-following-a-pregnancy-loss
#16
Clemence Due, Kate Obst, Damien W Riggs, Catherine Collins
BACKGROUND: Despite increased awareness of the psychological impact of pregnancy loss, a lack of recognition continues with regards to women's experiences. Healthcare professionals have an important role to play in supporting women following a pregnancy loss, yet to date only a relatively small body of research has examined women's experiences with healthcare providers. AIM: This paper seeks to contribute to the literature on women's engagement with healthcare professionals by exploring the experiences of an Australian sample...
November 24, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174274/effects-of-placentophagy-on-maternal-salivary-hormones-a-pilot-trial-part-1
#17
Sharon M Young, Laura K Gryder, Chad Cross, David Zava, David W Kimball, Daniel C Benyshek
BACKGROUND: Recent studies show that human placenta, processed and encapsulated for postpartum consumption, contains a host of trace minerals and hormones that could conceivably affect maternal physiology. Our objective was to investigate whether salivary hormone concentrations of women ingesting their own encapsulated placenta during the early postpartum differed from those of women consuming a placebo. METHODS: Randomly assigned participants (N=27) were given a supplement containing either their dehydrated and homogenized placenta (n=12), or placebo (n=15)...
November 23, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174273/placentophagy-s-effects-on-mood-bonding-and-fatigue-a-pilot-trial-part-2
#18
Sharon M Young, Laura K Gryder, Chad Cross, David Zava, David W Kimball, Daniel C Benyshek
BACKGROUND: Human maternal placentophagy is gaining popularity among a growing number of women who believe it provides maternal benefits, including prevention of postpartum blues/depression, improved maternal bonding, and reduced fatigue. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study (N=27) in which participants consumed either their processed, encapsulated placenta (n=12), or similarly prepared placebo (n=15). Maternal mood, bonding, and fatigue were assessed via validated scales across four time points during late pregnancy and early postpartum...
November 23, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153273/women-s-experiences-of-having-depression-during-pregnancy-and-receiving-acupuncture-treatment-a-qualitative-study
#19
Simone M Ormsby, Hannah G Dahlen, Caroline A Smith
BACKGROUND: Research indicates some women experiencing depression during pregnancy are dissatisfied with conventional depression treatments due to incomplete effectiveness, dislike of side effects, unsatisfactory experiences with providers and concerns regarding in-utero and breastfeeding safety. Consequently, many explore alternative options including acupuncture. To further understand women's views, preferences and motivations in this regard, as well as their experiences of receiving acupuncture as part of a three-armed pragmatic randomised controlled trial evaluating acupuncture for antenatal depression in Sydney, Australia, in-depth interviews were conducted with a group of acupuncture recipients...
November 15, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150350/vitamin-d-supplementation-for-women-during-pregnancy
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Angeliki Antonakou
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November 14, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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