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Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29954689/attitudes-and-perceptions-of-pregnant-women-towards-the-use-of-anti-retroviral-therapy-in-nigeria
#1
Puremeluan B Major, Shuby Puthussery, Yannis Pappas
BACKGROUND: Mother-to-child transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus continues to be a major problem in Nigeria. Despite several initiatives, the number of infected pregnant women receiving Anti-Retroviral Therapy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus remains low in Nigeria. Evidence suggests that attitudes and perceptions of the pregnant women influence their use of Anti-Retroviral Therapy. AIM: To understand the attitudes and perceptions of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infected pregnant women towards the use of Anti-Retroviral Therapy for prevention of mother-to-child transmission in Nigeria...
June 25, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29954688/childbirth-education-in-australia-have-we-lost-our-way
#2
EDITORIAL
Kate Levett, Hannah G Dahlen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 25, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29954687/differences-in-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid-in-an-australian-population-a-retrospective-study
#3
Bethany L Carr, Beverley Copnell, Meredith McIntyre
BACKGROUND: Meconium stained amniotic fluid commonly occurs postdates ( >40 weeks gestation) indicating fetal maturity. Previous literature indicates that different ethnicities mature at different rates. AIM: To compare the rate of meconium stained amniotic fluid of Australian-born and non-Australian born women. METHODS: A retrospective correlation study design was implemented, using data collected in the birth outcomes system at one tertiary hospital...
June 25, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29945774/informational-interventions-on-paternal-outcomes-during-the-perinatal-period-a-systematic-review
#4
REVIEW
Shefaly Shorey, Lina Ang, Wilson W S Tam
PROBLEM: The perinatal period is a stressful transition for new parents. BACKGROUND: Various forms of educational interventions are available and are found to be efficacious in improving maternal and child outcomes. Such interventions for fathers were scarce and western-centric. Fathers should be educated as they have an impact on maternal and child outcomes. AIM: This review aims to evaluate the efficacy of quantitatively-studied informational support-focused interventions for fathers using paternal outcomes only...
June 23, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29945773/asking-different-questions-a-call-to-action-for-research-to-improve-the-quality-of-care-for-every-woman-every-child
#5
H P Kennedy, M Cheyney, H G Dahlen, S Downe, M J Foureur, C S E Homer, E Jefford, A McFadden, M Michel-Schuldt, J Sandall, H Soltani, A M Speciale, J Sevens, S Vedam, M J Renfrew
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29937371/postnatal-quality-of-life-a-content-analysis-of-qualitative-results-to-the-mother-generated-index
#6
Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Thorsten Meyer, Luise Lengler, Edwin van Teijlingen, Jessica Pehlke-Milde, Mechthild M Gross
BACKGROUND: The Mother-Generated Index (MGI) assesses postnatal quality of life (QoL) without providing a predefined checklist, thus offering mothers the opportunity to identify areas of life affected by having a baby. AIM: To identify: (a) details and particularities of areas of life affected after childbirth and thus specific domains defining postnatal quality of life; (b) changes in the importance of domains specifying QoL within the first weeks postpartum; and (c) the potential role of cultural differences with regard to the nature of QoL definitions...
June 21, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29935989/influencing-factors-in-midwives-decision-making-during-childbirth-a-qualitative-study-in-the-netherlands
#7
Meta Weltens, Jascha de Nooijer, Marianne J Nieuwenhuijze
BACKGROUND: Dutch maternity care is based on the principle that pregnancy and childbirth are physiological processes. However, the last decade an increase of intra-partum referrals to obstetric-led care has been observed. Most of these referrals are among nulliparous women, non-urgent and occur during the first stage of labour. The increase in referrals seems not associated with better perinatal outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Gain understanding of underlying factors in the decision-making process prior to referral to obstetric-led care among midwives attending childbirth in midwifery-led care...
June 20, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29933909/developing-reflective-capacities-in-midwifery-students-enhancing-learning-through-reflective-writing
#8
Linda Sweet, Janice Bass, Mary Sidebotham, Jennifer Fenwick, Kristen Graham
BACKGROUND: Practice-based or clinical placements are highly valued for linking theory to practice and enabling students to meet graduate outcomes and industry standards. Post-practicum, the period immediately following clinical experiences, is a time when students have an opportunity to share, compare and engage critically in considering how these experiences impact on their learning. Reflective practice has merit in facilitating this process. AIM: This project aimed to optimise the learning potential of practice-based experiences by enhancing midwifery students' capacity for reflective practice through writing...
June 19, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29929921/b-butterfly-campaign-a-social-marketing-campaign-to-promote-normal-childbirth-among-first-time-pregnant-women
#9
Fatemeh Darsareh, Teamur Aghamolaei, Minoo Rajaei, Abdoulhossain Madani, Shahram Zare
PROBLEM: The steep increase and inappropriateness of caesarean birth represent a healthcare problem in Iran. AIM: The purpose of study was to evaluate the effect of a campaign based on social marketing to promote normal childbirth. METHOD: The study was designed as a prospective case control study. The social marketing campaign was implemented from March 2016 to January 2017. A demographic data questionnaire, obstetrical history questionnaire, maternal knowledge assessment questionnaire, and maternal health belief questionnaire comprised the instruments for this study...
June 18, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29921552/-i-did-a-lot-of-googling-a-qualitative-study-of-exclusive-breastfeeding-support-through-social-media
#10
Narges Alianmoghaddam, Suzanne Phibbs, Cheryl Benn
BACKGROUND: Little qualitative research has been done to explore the quality of breastfeeding support through social media in New Zealand. AIM: This article aims to explore the influence of social media on exclusive breastfeeding practice. METHODS: A qualitative study involving face-to-face postpartum interviews with 30 mothers who were recruited from the lower North Island of New Zealand. Each participant was followed via short monthly audio-recorded telephone interviews until giving up exclusive breastfeeding or until six months after the birth...
June 16, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29914849/teaching-midwives-to-poke-with-needles-on-non-existing-meridians
#11
LETTER
Alain Braillon, Alastair Maclennan, Loretta Marron, Alain Dervaux
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29910026/maternity-experiences-of-mothers-with-multiple-disadvantages-in-england-a-qualitative-study
#12
Jenny McLeish, Maggie Redshaw
BACKGROUND: Disadvantaged mothers and their babies are at increased risk of poor perinatal outcomes and have less positive experiences of maternity care. AIM: To explore the maternity care experiences of mothers with multiple disadvantages. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive study based on semi-structured interviews with 40 mothers with multiple disadvantages, using thematic analysis. FINDINGS: Four themes emerged: 'A confusing and frightening time', 'Longing to be respected as an individual', 'The importance of choice and control', and 'Needing trust to feel safe'...
June 14, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887508/low-socioeconomic-status-increases-effects-of-negative-life-events-on-antenatal-anxiety-and-depression
#13
Tjitte Verbeek, Claudi L H Bockting, Chantal Beijers, Judith L Meijer, Mariëlle G van Pampus, Huibert Burger
PROBLEM: Low socioeconomic status and prior negative life events are documented risk factors for antenatal anxiety and depression, preterm birth and birth weight. We aimed to asses whether the adverse effects of prior negative life events increase with lower socioeconomic status and which aspects of socioeconomic status are most relevant. METHODS: We performed a population-based cohort study in the Netherlands including 5398 women in their first trimester of pregnancy...
June 7, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887507/remote-dwelling-aboriginal-australian-women-and-birthing-a-critical-review-of-literature
#14
REVIEW
Catrina Felton-Busch, Sarah Larkins
PROBLEM: Australian Aboriginal women's aspirations for birthing on country (having our babies born on our traditional land) are increasingly being reported in Australian scholarly and policy literature. However given the paucity of publications authored by Aboriginal Australians from remote areas of Australia, how well can the current knowledge base in Australia inform the development of culturally appropriate maternity services for our communities? OBJECTIVE: The aim of this literature review is to critically analyse the policy documents informing maternity services policy and scholarly literature on the birthing experiences (including the provision of maternity services) of Aboriginal Australian women from remote communities from an Indigenous standpoint...
June 7, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887506/how-australian-dual-registrants-identified-as-midwives-to-meet-national-registration-renewal-requirements
#15
Michelle Gray
AIM: A theoretical discussion using categorisation theory to discuss the final analysis of findings from research which investigated midwives' responses to the changed registration-renewal requirements in Australia after the introduction of national registration. BACKGROUND: In 2010 the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act introduced national registration to standardise the regulation of health professionals in Australia. Annual registration-renewal standards required all health professionals to meet the same standards of clear police check, insurance for scope of practice, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Recency of Practice (ROP)...
June 7, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29859678/the-initial-development-of-the-pregnancy-related-anxiety-scale
#16
Robyn J Brunton, Rachel Dryer, Anthony Saliba, Jane Kohlhoff
PROBLEM/BACKGROUND: Pregnancy-related anxiety is a distinct anxiety characterised by pregnancy-specific concerns. This anxiety is consistently associated with adverse birth outcomes, and obstetric and paediatric risk factors, associations generally not seen with other anxieties. The need exists for a psychometrically sound scale for this anxiety type. This study, therefore, reports on the initial development of the Pregnancy-related Anxiety Scale. METHODS: The item pool was developed following a literature review and the formulation of a definition for pregnancy-related anxiety...
May 30, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29803611/the-role-practice-and-training-of-unregulated-birth-workers-in-australia-a-mixed-methods-study
#17
Elizabeth C Rigg, Virginia Schmied, Kath Peters, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: In Australia, the provision of homebirth services by unregulated birthworkers (doulas, ex-registered midwives, traditional midwives and lay workers) has increased. Accessing a homebirth with a registered midwife via mainstream services is limited. Concern is growing that new legislation aimed at prohibiting unregulated birthworkers practice may result in homebirth going underground. AIM: To explore the role, practice and training of unregulated birthworkers in Australian and establish what they would do if legislation prohibited their practice...
May 23, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793845/review-of-educational-interventions-to-increase-traditional-birth-attendants-neonatal-resuscitation-self-efficacy
#18
REVIEW
Marvesh M Mendhi, Kathleen B Cartmell, Susan D Newman, Shahirose Premji, Charlene Pope
BACKGROUND: Annually, up to 2.7 million neonatal deaths occur worldwide, and 25% of these deaths are caused by birth asphyxia. Infants born in rural areas of low-and-middle-income countries are often delivered by traditional birth attendants and have a greater risk of birth asphyxia-related mortality. AIM: This review will evaluate the effectiveness of neonatal resuscitation educational interventions in improving traditional birth attendants' knowledge, perceived self-efficacy, and infant mortality outcomes in low-and-middle-income countries...
May 21, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778438/does-previous-cesarean-section-influence-neonatal-birth-weight-a-path-analysis-in-china
#19
Chunxiang Qin, Yulong Deng, Wei-Ti Chen, Chunmei Mi, Weiyan Wang, Mei Sun, Jiarui Chen, Wei Liu, Siyuan Tang
BACKGROUND: Since the One-child Policy was revised to a Two-child policy in 2013, the number of pregnancies with previous cesarean section suddenly increased in China. The aim of this study was to test if a previous cesarean section influenced the neonatal birth weight under Chinese background. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. Path analysis was used to test the hypothesized model for the association among previous cesarean section, placenta previa, gestational age and neonatal birth weight...
May 16, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773474/women-with-fear-of-childbirth-might-benefit-from-having-a-known-midwife-during-labour
#20
Ingegerd Hildingsson, Annika Karlström, Christine Rubertsson, Helen Haines
AIM: Having a known midwife at birth is valued by women across the world, however it is unusual for women with fear of childbirth to have access to this model of care. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence and factors related to having access to a known midwife for women referred to counseling due to childbirth fear. We also wanted to explore if women's levels of childbirth fear changed over time. METHODS: A pilot study of 70 women referred to counseling due to fear of birth in 3 Swedish hospitals, and where the counseling midwife, when possible, also assisted during labour and birth...
May 14, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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