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Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931780/the-development-of-a-caseload-midwifery-service-in-rural-australia
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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/27889259/episiotomy-and-severe-perineal-trauma-among-eastern-african-immigrant-women-giving-birth-in-public-maternity-care-a-population-based-study-in-victoria-australia
#2
Fetene B Belihu, Rhonda Small, Mary-Ann Davey
BACKGROUND: Eastern African immigrants from countries affected by female genital mutilation have resettled in many developed countries, including Australia. Although possibly at risk of perineal trauma and episiotomy, research investigating their perineal status post-migration is sparse. AIM: To investigate variations in episiotomy use and incidence of severe perineal tear for women born in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan compared with Australian-born women...
November 23, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889258/unilateral-collaboration-the-practices-and-understandings-of-traditional-birth-attendants-in-southeastern-nigeria
#3
Magdalena Ohaja, Jo Murphy-Lawless
BACKGROUND: Despite the promotion of hospital-based maternity care as the safest option, for less developed countries, many women particularly those in the rural areas continue to patronise indigenous midwives or traditional birth attendants. Little is known about traditional birth attendants' perspectives regarding their pregnancy and birth practices. AIM: To explore traditional birth attendants' discourses of their pregnancy and birthing practices in southeast Nigeria...
November 23, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888022/intentions-and-barriers-toward-breastfeeding-among-jordanian-mothers-a-cross-sectional-descriptive-study-using-quantitative-method
#4
Ahmad Yahya Al-Sagarat, Ghada Yaghmour, Lorna Moxham
PROBLEM/BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding is very important for both mother and infant. Within Jordanian hospitals, intentions and barriers to breastfeeding have not been addressed effectively during preparing policies in routine antenatal care or in maternal and child health care. AIM: To identify the intentions and barriers toward breastfeeding among Jordanian mothers with a specific focus on women from low income circumstances. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study using quantitative methods was adopted in this study...
November 22, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884654/a-narrative-review-of-interventions-addressing-the-parental-fetal-relationship
#5
Nicole Borg Cunen, Julie Jomeen, Rita Borg Xuereb, Angela Poat
BACKGROUND: Expectant parents develop varying degrees of emotional affiliation with the unborn child. Interventions supporting this relationship may be beneficial given its link to maternal health behaviour during pregnancy, as well as the parental-infant bond after birth. AIM: To identify and describe the effects of programmes and strategies that have addressed the parental-fetal relationship. METHOD: English-language primary studies, published between 2005-2015, were identified and their methodological quality was assessed...
November 21, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876367/factors-contributing-to-postpartum-blood-loss-in-low-risk-mothers-through-expectant-management-in-japanese-birth-centres
#6
Hiromi Eto, Ayako Hasegawa, Yaeko Kataoka, Sarah E Porter
OBJECTIVE: To describe aspects of expectant midwifery care for low-risk women conducted in midwifery-managed birth centres during the first two critical hours after delivery and to compare differences between midwifery care, client factors and postpartum blood loss volume. METHOD: As a secondary analysis from a larger study, this descriptive retrospective study examined data from birth records of 4051 women who birthed from 2001 to 2006 at nine (21%) of the 43 midwifery centres in Tokyo...
November 19, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866923/how-to-avoid-plagiarism-dual-publication-and-data-fragmentation
#7
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Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
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November 17, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865818/maternity-high-dependency-care-and-the-australian-midwife-a-review-of-the-literature
#8
Emma L Kingwell, Janice Butt, Gavin Leslie
BACKGROUND: Maternity high-dependency care has emerged throughout the 21st century in Australian maternity hospitals as a distinct sub-speciality of maternity care. However, what the care involves, how and why it should be provided, and the role of midwives in the provision of such care remains highly variable. INTRODUCTION: Rising levels of maternal morbidity from non-obstetric causes have led midwives to work with women who require highly complex care, beyond the standard customary midwifery role...
November 16, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865817/development-and-piloting-the-woman-centred-care-scale-wccs
#9
Susannah Brady, Fiona Bogossian, Kristen Gibbons
PROBLEM/BACKGROUND: In midwifery we espouse a woman centred care approach to practice, yet in midwifery education no valid instrument exists with which to measure the performance of these behaviours in midwifery students. AIM: To develop and validate an instrument to measure woman centred care behaviours in midwifery students. METHOD: We identified four core concepts; woman's sphere, holism, self-determination and the shared power relationship...
November 16, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27840072/factors-affecting-intention-to-breastfeed-of-a-group-of-brazilian-childbearing-women
#10
S A S Moimaz, N B Rocha, C A S Garbin, T A Rovida, N A Saliba
BACKGROUND: Knowing the intention of mothers is important to plan actions to improve exclusive breastfeeding rates. AIM: The objective of this retrospective study was to verify the intention to breastfeed and the intended breastfeeding duration of a group of women participating in a public prenatal dental care program in the city of Ara├žatuba, Brazil. METHODS: The records of 933 childbearing women were analyzed and their intention to breastfeed and intended breastfeeding duration were associated to women's age, ethnicity, marital status, education, employment, number of gestations, previous breastfeeding experience, previous breastfeeding guidance, presence of complications during pregnancy, and systemic diseases...
November 10, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825777/normalising-breastfeeding-within-a-formula-feeding-culture-an-irish-qualitative-study
#11
Patricia Leahy-Warren, Mary Creedon, Aoife O'Mahony, Helen Mulcahy
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding rates in Ireland are among the lowest in Europe. Breastfeeding groups can provide support, information, and friendship for women. However, there is little research exploring community breastfeeding groups led by Public Health Nurses providing universal maternal and child care to all postnatal mothers in the community in Ireland. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore breastfeeding women's experiences of a Public Health Nurse led support group...
November 5, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825776/the-woman-partner-and-midwife-an-integration-of-three-perspectives-of-labour-when-intrapartum-transfer-from-a-birth-centre-to-a-tertiary-obstetric-unit-occurs
#12
Lesley J Kuliukas, Yvonne C Hauck, Lucy Lewis, Ravani Duggan
BACKGROUND: When transfer in labour takes place from a birth centre to a tertiary maternity hospital the woman, her partner and the midwife (the triad) are involved, representing three different perspectives. The purpose of this paper is to explore the integration of these intrapartum transfer experiences for the birth triad. METHODS: Giorgi's descriptive phenomenological method of analysis was used to explore the 'lived' experiences of Western Australian women, their partners and midwives across the birth journey...
November 5, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818107/the-continuity-of-care-experience-in-australian-midwifery-education-what-have-we-achieved
#13
Olivia Tierney, Linda Sweet, Don Houston, Lyn Ebert
PROBLEM/BACKGROUND: The Continuity of Care Experience is a mandated workplace based component of midwifery education in Australia. Since its inclusion in midwifery clinical education, the pedagogical approaches used across Australia have varied. AIM: The purpose of this integrative review is to determine the outcomes of the Continuity of Care Experience as an educational model. METHODS: A search for relevant research literature was undertaken in 2015 using a range of databases and by examining relevant bibliographies...
November 3, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818106/influences-on-vaginal-birth-after-caesarean-section-a-qualitative-study-of-taiwanese-women
#14
Mei-Man Chen, Lois McKellar, Jan Pincombe
BACKGROUND: Vaginal birth is a safe mode of birth for most women who have had a prior caesarean with a transverse incision. Despite the evidence, most Taiwanese women who have had a previous caesarean are rarely offered the opportunity to consider any possibility other than a repeat caesarean. AIM: This study explored factors affecting Taiwanese women's decisionmaking regarding vaginal birth after cesarean. METHODS: Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behaviour provided the theoretical framework to underpin the study, which adopted an interpretive descriptive methodology...
November 3, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810284/effects-of-a-novel-positive-psychological-intervention-on-prenatal-stress-and-well-being-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Samantha Dockray
PROBLEM: Low prenatal well-being has adverse outcomes for mother and infant but few interventions currently exist to promote and maintain prenatal well-being. BACKGROUND: Mindfulness and gratitude based interventions consistently demonstrate benefits in diverse populations. Interventions integrating these constructs have potential to improve psychological and physiological health during pregnancy. AIM: The aim of this pilot study is to examine the effect of a novel gratitude and mindfulness based intervention on prenatal stress, cortisol levels, and well-being...
October 31, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773609/impact-of-intervention-on-breastfeeding-outcomes-and-determinants-based-on-theory-of-planned-behavior
#16
Yu Zhu, Zhihong Zhang, Yun Ling, Hongwei Wan
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding knowledge, attitude, subjective norm, and perceived control are significant determinants of breastfeeding, according to the theory of planned behavior (TPB). However, evidence concerning the effectiveness of the TPB-based intervention in breastfeeding promotion is sparse. Meanwhile, the changes of these determinants with time have not been examined in previous studies. AIM: To investigate the effectiveness of the TPB-based intervention program in improving exclusive breastfeeding, and the interaction of time and intervention on these determinants of breastfeeding...
October 20, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773608/breastfeeding-initiation-and-support-a-literature-review-of-what-women-value-and-the-impact-of-early-discharge
#17
Lucy James, Linda Sweet, Roslyn Donnellan-Fernandez
PROBLEM: Early discharge following birth has become an emerging phenomenon in many countries. It is likely early discharge has an impact on the establishment of breastfeeding. OBJECTIVE: To critically appraise the evidence on what women value in relation to breastfeeding initiation and support, and investigate the impact early discharge can have on these values. METHOD: A literature search was conducted for publications since 2005 using the following databases: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Medline, Scopus and PsycINFO; 21 primary articles were selected and included in the review...
October 20, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771321/australian-midwives-experiences-of-their-workplace-culture
#18
Christine J Catling, Fiona Reid, Billie Hunter
BACKGROUND: A number of adverse events in Australia and overseas have highlighted the need to examine the workplace culture in the maternity environment. Little attention has been paid to the midwifery workplace culture in Australia. AIM: The study aimed to explore the midwifery workplace culture from the perspective of midwives themselves. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive design was used. Group and individual interviews were undertaken of urban, regional and rural-based midwives in Australia...
October 19, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771320/-no-pain-no-gain-the-experience-of-women-using-sterile-water-injections
#19
Nigel Lee, Sue Kildea, Helen Stapleton
PROBLEM/BACKGROUND: Sterile water injections (SWI) are gaining popularity amongst women and midwives for the relief of back pain in labour. However the brief but intense pain associated with the injection has been cited as a deterrent to use and may negatively affect the birth experience. AIM: To explore women's experiences of using sterile water injections as analgesia for back pain in labour. DESIGN: A qualitative study, which generated data through individual semi-structured interviews with postnatal women...
October 19, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751685/perinatal-issues-for-women-with-high-functioning-autism-spectrum-disorder
#20
Cath Rogers, Laurence Lepherd, Rahul Ganguly, Sebastian Jacob-Rogers
PROBLEM: Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an increasingly commonly diagnosed disability. People with ASD commonly report challenges in social interaction and a heightened sensory perception. These challenges may be particularly difficult for women during pregnancy, birthing and beyond. BACKGROUND: Very little is known about the experiences and needs of birthing women who have ASD. There is a large body of literature about women who have autistic children, but almost nothing about women who may have this disability themselves...
October 14, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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