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Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807467/sleeping-for-two-the-importance-of-good-sleep-during-pregnancy
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LETTER
Leandro Lucena, Cristina Frange, Sergio Tufik, Helena Hachul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807466/midwives-being-with-woman-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Zoe Bradfield, Ravani Duggan, Yvonne Hauck, Michelle Kelly
BACKGROUND: Midwives being 'with woman' is embedded in professional philosophy, standards of practice and partnerships with women. In light of the centrality of being 'with woman' to the profession of midwifery, it is timely to review the literature to gain a contemporary understanding of this phenomenon. AIM: This review synthesises research and theoretical literature to report on what is known and published about being 'with woman'. METHODS: A five step framework for conducting an integrative literature reviews was employed...
August 11, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803885/minimalizing-bleeding-and-tearing-at-vaginal-birth-one-practitioner-s-experience
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LETTER
Judy Slome Cohain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803884/challenging-the-colonisation-of-birth-koori-women-s-birthing-knowledge-and-practice
#4
Karen Adams, Shannon Faulkhead, Rachel Stanfield, Petah Atkinson
BACKGROUND: The 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples states that Indigenous peoples have the right to self-determination for social and cultural development. This fundamental right has been impeded worldwide through colonisation where many Indigenous peoples have had to adapt to ensure continuation of cultural knowledge and practice. In South East Australia colonisation was particularly brutal interrupting a 65,000 year-old oral culture and archives have increasing importance for cultural revival...
August 10, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789827/women-s-and-men-s-negative-experience-of-child-birth-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Astrid Nystedt, Ingegerd Hildingsson
BACKGROUND: A negative birth experience may influence both women and men and can limit their process of becoming a parent. AIMS: This study aimed to analyze and describe women's and men's perceptions and experiences of childbirth. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of women and their partners living in one Swedish county were recruited in mid pregnancy and followed up two months after birth. Women (n=928) and men (n=818) completed the same questionnaire that investigated new parents' birth experiences in relation to socio-demographic background and birth related variables...
August 5, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784275/validation-of-the-australian-midwifery-standards-assessment-tool-amsat-a-tool-to-assess-midwifery-competence
#6
Linda Sweet, Maryam Bazargan, Lois McKellar, Joanne Gray, Amanda Henderson
BACKGROUND: There is no current validated clinical assessment tool to measure the attainment of midwifery student competence in the midwifery practice setting. The lack of a valid assessment tool has led to a proliferation of tools and inconsistency in assessment of, and feedback on student learning. OBJECTIVE: This research aimed to develop and validate a tool to assess competence of midwifery students in practice-based settings. DESIGN: A mixed-methods approach was used and the study implemented in two phases...
August 4, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781066/midwives-experiences-of-participating-in-a-midwifery-research-project-a-qualitative-study
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Susanne Åhlund, Sofia Zwedberg, Ingegerd Hildingsson, Malin Edqvist, Helena Lindgren
PROBLEM AND BACKGROUND: In an earlier research project midwives were asked to perform women-centered care focusing on the assumption that the physiological process in the second stage of labour could be trusted and that the midwives role should be encouraging and supportive rather than instructing. There is no knowledge about how midwives participating in such a research project, uses their skills and experience from the study in their daily work. AIM: The aim in this study was to investigate how midwives experienced implementing woman-centered care during second stage of labour...
August 3, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780203/the-impact-of-mediolateral-episiotomy-on-the-incidence-of-obstetrical-anal-sphincter-injuries-oasis-diagnosed-by-endoanal-ultrasound
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LETTER
Angeliki Antonakou, Dimitrios Papoutsis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756932/fear-of-childbirth-and-depressive-symptoms-among-postnatal-women-a-cross-sectional-survey-from-chhattisgarh-india
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Paridhi Jha, Margareta Larsson, Kyllike Christensson, Agneta Skoog Svanberg
BACKGROUND: Prevalence rates of Fear of Birth and postnatal depressive symptoms have not been explored in Chhattisgarh, India. OBJECTIVE: To validate Hindi Wijma Delivery Experience Questionnaire and to study the prevalence of Fear of Birth and depressive symptoms among postnatal women. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey at seventeen public health facilities in two districts of Chhattisgarh, India among postnatal women who gave birth vaginally or through C-section to a live neonate...
July 27, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750937/castor-oil-for-induction-of-labor-in-post-date-pregnancies-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ronit Gilad, Hagit Hochner, Bella Savitsky, Shay Porat, Drorith Hochner-Celnikier
BACKGROUND: Castor oil is a substance used for labor induction in an inpatient setting. However, its efficacy as an agent for the induction of labor, for post-date pregnancies in an outpatient setup is unknown. OBJECTIVE: Efficacy of castor oil as an agent for the induction of labor, for post-date pregnancies in outpatient settings. METHODS: Eighty-one women with a low-risk post-date singleton pregnancy with a Bishop score≤7, without effective uterine contractions were randomized to the intervention, 60ml of castor oil, or the control, 60ml of sun-flower oil...
July 24, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733153/unsettling-moods-in-rural-midwifery-practice
#11
Susan Crowther, Liz Smythe, Deb Spence
BACKGROUND: Rural midwifery and maternity care is vulnerable due to geographical isolation, staffing recruitment and retention. Highlighting the concerns within rural midwifery is important for safe sustainable service delivery. METHOD: Hermeneutic phenomenological study undertaken in New Zealand (NZ). 13 participants were recruited in rural regions through snowball technique and interviewed. Transcribed interview data was interpretively analysed. Findings are discussed through the use of philosophical notions and related published literature...
July 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733152/midwifery-student-reactions-to-workplace-violence
#12
Jesse Shapiro, Malcolm J Boyle, Lisa McKenna
PROBLEM: Workplace violence, incidents against people in their workplaces, is a growing problem in Australia causing untold personal suffering as well as costing Australian businesses in productivity. Midwives have been highlighted as a group particularly at risk, yet in Australia there is little research into workplace violence against midwives and even less into midwifery students. AIM: This study aimed to explore Australian midwifery students' responses to workplace violence as well as to gauge the impact of workplace violence on them...
July 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716549/emotional-labour-and-aboriginal-maternal-infant-care-workers-the-invisible-load
#13
R Kirkham, A Rumbold, E Hoon, D Stuart-Butler, V Moore
BACKGROUND: The term 'emotional labour' has been used to describe the competing demands on midwives to empathize with clients whilst maintaining a level of professional detachment. Previous research indicates that when individuals experience difficulty managing these emotions, burnout may result. Aboriginal health care workers often have roles with large emotional demands, as they are relied upon heavily to engage clients in care. However, the concept of emotional labour has received little attention in relation to this group...
July 14, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716548/maternal-pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-gestational-weight-gain-influence-birth-weight
#14
R Zhao, L Xu, M L Wu, S H Huang, X J Cao
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain have impact on pregnancy and birth weight, yet whether maternal gestational weight gain has a differential effect on the rates of adverse birth weight among women with different pre-pregnancy body mass index categories are unknown. METHODS: We selected 1617 children matched with their mothers as study subjects. The subjects were divided into three categories: weight gain below the American Institute of Medicine guidelines, weight gain within the American Institute of Medicine guidelines and weight gain above the American Institute of Medicine guidelines...
July 14, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712530/regulation-of-unregistered-birth-workers-in-australia-homebirth-and-public-safety
#15
Rebekah McWhirter
BACKGROUND: Australian midwives are regulated under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. Unregistered birth workers may provide midwifery services at homebirths without any regulatory oversight. To address this issue, several states have passed legislation enabling prohibition orders to be made (negative licensing) against unregistered health practitioners who fail to comply with a statutory code of conduct developed for those not covered by the National Scheme. AIM: To explore the consequences for the availability of birth choices for women that arise from the introduction of negative licensing...
July 13, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711398/comprehensive-maternity-support-and-shared-care-in-switzerland-comparison-of-levels-of-satisfaction
#16
Lucia Floris, Olivier Irion, Jocelyne Bonnet, Maria-Pia Politis Mercier, Claire de Labrusse
BACKGROUND: According to the woman-centred care model, continuous care by a midwife has a positive impact on satisfaction. Comprehensive support is a model of team midwifery care implemented in the large Geneva University Hospitals in Switzerland, which has organised shared care according to the biomedical model of practice. This model of care insures a follow up by a specific group of midwives, during perinatal period. AIM: The goal of this study was to evaluate the satisfaction and outcomes of the obstetric and neonatal care of women who received comprehensive support during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, and compare them to women who received shared care...
July 12, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711397/birth-stories-from-south-africa-voices-unheard
#17
Marie Hastings-Tolsma, Anna G W Nolte, Annie Temane
BACKGROUND: The manner that birth events unfold can have a lasting impact on women. Giving voice to women's experiences is key in the creation of care that embodies humanistic, family-centred service. AIM: The aim of this research was to describe the experiences of women receiving care during childbirth. METHODS: The design was qualitative and descriptive using thematic analysis to analyse women's birth stories. A purposive sample of women (N=12) who had recently given birth in South Africa was selected...
July 12, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711396/social-adversity-in-pregnancy-and-trajectories-of-women-s-depressive-symptoms-a-longitudinal-study
#18
Ann M Kingsbury, Maria Plotnikova, Alexandra Clavarino, Abullah Mamun, Jake M Najman
BACKGROUND: Sound evidence has linked the experience of adversity with depression. Less is known about this association over time. AIM: The aim of this study is to determine whether or not social adversity experienced by pregnant women is associated with their patterns of depressive symptoms over their reproductive life course. METHODS: Data were obtained from a cohort of women collected at their first obstetrical clinic visit of an index pregnancy (time-point 1) and at a further six time-points to 27 years following the birth...
July 12, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709778/midwives-personal-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-cam-influences-their-recommendations-to-women-experiencing-a-post-date-pregnancy
#19
Lyndall Mollart, Virginia Skinner, Jon Adams, Maralyn Foureur
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) have increasingly been used by pregnant women with a steady rise in interest by midwives. Literature describing CAM and self-help options midwives recommend to women experiencing a post-date pregnancy is sparse. This study aimed to investigate if Australian midwives' personal CAM use impacts on discussions and recommendations of CAM/Self-help strategies. METHODOLOGY/DESIGN: A survey of a national midwifery association midwifery members (n=3,552) was undertaken at a midwifery conference (October 2015) and via e-bulletins (November 2015-March 2016)...
July 11, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709777/fear-of-childbirth-in-primiparous-italian-pregnant-women-the-role-of-anxiety-depression-and-couple-adjustment
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Sara Molgora, Valentina Fenaroli, Laura Elvira Prino, Luca Rollè, Cristina Sechi, Annamaria Trovato, Laura Vismara, Barbara Volpi, Piera Brustia, Loredana Lucarelli, Renata Tambelli, Emanuela Saita
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of fear of childbirth in pregnant women is described to be about 20-25%, while 6-10% of expectant mothers report a severe fear that impairs their daily activities as well as their ability to cope with labour and childbirth. Research on fear of childbirth risk factors has produced heterogeneous results while being mostly done with expectant mothers from northern Europe, northern America, and Australia. AIMS: The present research investigates whether fear of childbirth can be predicted by socio-demographic variables, distressing experiences before pregnancy, medical-obstetric factors and psychological variables with a sample of 426 Italian primiparous pregnant women...
July 11, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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