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Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30448245/evaluating-awareness-of-cultural-safety-in-the-australian-midwifery-workforce-a-snapshot
#1
Tania Fleming, Debra K Creedy, Roianne West
PROBLEM: There are no validated tools to measure midwives' awareness of Cultural Safety. BACKGROUND: Cultural Safety is an important component of midwifery practice. Measurement can inform practice and evaluate professional development strategies. AIM: To adapt and evaluate the Awareness of Cultural Safety Scale with the midwifery workforce. METHODS: An online survey was distributed to members of Australian College of Midwives and Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives...
November 15, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30448244/responding-to-violence-against-women-a-qualitative-study-with-midwives-in-timor-leste
#2
Kayli J Wild, Lidia Gomes, Angelina Fernandes, Guilhermina de Araujo, Isabelita Madeira, Livio da Conceicao Matos, Susan McDonald, Angela Taft
PROBLEM: The health sector is a critical partner in the response to violence against women, but little is known about how to translate international guidelines and sustainable good practice in remote and under-resourced health systems. AIM: This research explores the barriers and enablers that midwives report in responding to domestic and sexual violence in Timor-Leste, a country with a very high rate of violence against women. The aim is to inform a systems approach to health provider training and engagement applicable to Timor-Leste and other low-resource settings...
November 15, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30448103/transformation-of-quality-of-life-in-prenatal-women-with-nausea-and-vomiting
#3
Mei-Chun Liu, Shih-Hsien Kuo, Fan-Hao Chou, Te-Fu Chan, Yi-Hsin Yang
PROBLEM: Nausea and vomiting not only cause physical discomfort in pregnant women but also impact their quality of life. BACKGROUND: Few longitudinal studies have been conducted to investigate QOL of women over the course of pregnancy. AIM: To examine the transformation of health-related QOL and related factors among pregnant women with NV during three trimesters. METHODS: A longitudinal research design with convenience sampling was used...
November 14, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30396795/barriers-and-enablers-for-smoking-cessation-amongst-pregnant-women-an-umbrella-review
#4
REVIEW
Melinda J Barnett, Shanna Fealy, Amanda Wilson
AIM: The aim of this study is to summarise the qualitative findings from systematic reviews to identify what pregnant women perceive as barriers and enablers to smoking cessation during pregnancy. BACKGROUND: Smoking during pregnancy is a predictor of adverse maternal and infant outcomes. Despite known health risks, less than half of pregnant smokers quit during pregnancy. METHODS: An umbrella review using the Johanna Briggs Institute methodology was conducted...
November 2, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30377072/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-from-a-comparison-of-spontaneous-and-directed-pushing-in-second-stage
#5
Nigel Lee, Yu Gao, Lauren Lotz, Sue Kildea
AIM: To compare the effect of directed or spontaneous maternal pushing effort on duration of second stage labour, perineal injury and neonatal condition at birth. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional design provided data for term women with singleton, cephalic presentation experiencing a non-operative vaginal birth without regional analgesia from January 2011 to December 2017 (n=69,066) Participants matching the inclusion criteria (n=19,212) were grouped based upon spontaneous or directed pushing...
October 27, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30344029/labor-pain-control-by-aromatherapy-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#6
Shuo-Fei Chen, Chia-Hui Wang, Pi-Tuan Chan, Hsiu-Wen Chiang, Tsung-Ming Hu, Ka-Wai Tam, El-Wui Loh
BACKGROUND: Aromatherapy is a treatment method that applies fragrant extracts from herbal plants, existed long ago in medical history as a major treatment approach and now used as an auxiliary treatment and sometimes a major treatment for pain and stress management, including those that occur in labor. AIM: We aimed to conduct a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of the effectiveness of aromatherapy on labor pain and duration reduction. METHODS: We searched the Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Google Scholar and Clinicaltrials...
October 18, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30341004/a-survey-of-burnout-and-intentions-to-leave-the-profession-among-western-canadian-midwives
#7
Kathrin Stoll, Jocelyn Gallagher
PROBLEM: Midwives are at high risk for burnout and occupational stress. This has implications for workforce retention and quality of maternity care. AIM: We set out to understand how burnout and occupational stress are experienced by midwives in Western Canada, and whether burnout is linked to intentions to leave the profession and other factors. METHODS: Midwives were invited to participate in the international WHELM (work, health, and emotional lives of midwives) survey through invitations via their professional organizations...
October 17, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30341005/cultural-safety-continuing-professional-development-for-midwifery-academics-an-integrative-literature-review
#8
Tania Fleming, Debra K Creedy, Roianne West
BACKGROUND: Awareness of cultural safety by midwifery academics is integral to the provision of a safe learning and teaching environments, use of effective pedagogies, and academic success of Indigenous midwifery students. However, little is known about the scope and efficacy of continuing professional development activities that aim to develop awareness of cultural safety by midwifery academics. AIMS: To conduct an integrative review of the literature with respect to the scope and efficacy of professional development interventions that aim to increase awareness of cultural safety by midwifery academics...
October 16, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30341003/high-dose-versus-low-dose-of-oxytocin-for-labour-augmentation-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#9
Lotta Selin, Ulla-Britt Wennerholm, Maria Jonsson, Anna Dencker, Gunnar Wallin, Eva Wiberg-Itzel, Elisabeth Almström, Max Petzold, Marie Berg
PROBLEM: Delayed labour progress is common in nulliparous women, often leading to caesarean section despite augmentation of labour with synthetic oxytocin. BACKGROUND: High- or low-dose oxytocin can be used for augmentation of delayed labour, but evidence for promoting high-dose is weak. Aim To ascertain the effect on caesarean section rate of high-dose versus low-dose oxytocin for augmentation of delayed labour in nulliparous women. Methods Multicentre parallel double-blind randomised controlled trial (ClinicalTrials...
October 16, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30322795/women-on-the-move-a-search-for-preferred-birth-services
#10
Alena Pařízková, Jette Aaroe Clausen
BACKGROUND: Women and midwives travel long distances, or abroad, to receive or provide birth services. Travel for birth services is not represented in the existing literature, despite the wide scale research available on medical travel. AIM: We explored the perspectives of women who were seeking better services outside their places of residence and midwives who travel to provide these services. METHOD: We followed a qualitative descriptive approach...
October 12, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30318405/the-therapeutic-role-of-video-diaries-a-qualitative-study-involving-breastfeeding-mothers
#11
Alison M Taylor, Edwin van Teijlingen, Jo Alexander, Kath M Ryan
BACKGROUND: Despite breastfeeding providing maximum health benefits to mother and baby, many women in the United Kingdom do not breastfeed, or do so briefly. PURPOSE: Using tenets of ethnography, this study aimed to explore the everyday experiences of first time breastfeeding mothers in the early weeks following birth. METHODS: Using a camcorder, five mothers in the United Kingdom captured their real-time experiences in a video diary, until they perceived their infant feeding was established...
October 11, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30297184/is-the-birthing-unit-design-spatial-evaluation-tool-valid-for-diverse-groups
#12
Sara Menke, Bec Jenkinson, Maralyn Foureur, Sue Kildea
BACKGROUND: Awareness of the impact of the built environment on health care outcomes and experiences has led to efforts to redesign birthing environments. The Birth Unit Design Spatial Evaluation Tool was developed to inform such improvements, but it has only been validated with caseload midwives and women birthing in caseload models of care. AIM: To assess the content validity of the tool with four new participant groups: Birth unit midwives, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander women; women who had anticipated a vaginal birth after a caesarean; and women from refugee or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds...
October 5, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30287214/association-between-pregnant-women-s-experience-of-stress-and-partners-fly-in-fly-out-work
#13
Dawson C Cooke, Garth Kendall, Jianghong Li, Michael Dockery
BACKGROUND: It is relatively common in Western Australia for men to commute long distances and work away from home for extended periods of time, often referred to as fly-in-fly-out work. Women are particularly susceptible to the effects of stress during pregnancy, and the absence of a partner due to working away could be an additional risk to their wellbeing. While there is little published fly-in-fly-out literature, there is evidence that working non-standard hours, more generally, has a negative impact on health and well-being of workers and their families...
October 1, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30274879/the-association-between-social-support-and-postpartum-depression-in-women-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
Atefeh Vaezi, Fatemeh Soojoodi, Arash Tehrani Banihashemi, Marzieh Nojomi
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of postpartum depression is estimated to be about 10-15% worldwide. Many risk factors are supposed to play a role leading a new mother to maternal postpartum depression which can considerably affect the baby, mother, family and also the society. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of maternal postpartum depression and its association with social support. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional study, 200 new mothers who attended three teaching hospitals in Tehran, Iran were selected with a convenience sampling...
September 28, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30274878/the-relationship-between-maternal-weight-gain-in-pregnancy-and-newborn-weight
#15
Danhua Zhang, Longfei Zhang, Zhiping Wang
AIM: This study investigated the impacts of different pre-pregnancy body mass indexes and gestational weight gain on the risk of delivering a high birth weight infant in China. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted from 2013 to 2014 in the Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital of Jinan City, Shandong Province and 2415 women who had a singleton birth were included in the study. A logistic regression model and restricted cubic spline regression were used to analyse the association...
September 28, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30274877/previous-breastfeeding-experience-and-its-influence-on-breastfeeding-outcomes-in-subsequent-births-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Yi Huang, Yan-Qiong Ouyang, Sharon R Redding
PROBLEM: Despite widely recognized benefits of breastfeeding, the worldwide rate of six months exclusive breastfeeding has not up to the WHO recommendation. Multiparas are considered more likely to initiate breastfeeding and breastfeed much longer. This, however, is not always the case if they have unsuccessful previous breastfeeding experience. Therefore, whether and how previous breastfeeding experience affect subsequent breastfeeding outcomes need to be explored sufficiently. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to summarize the evidence of association between previous breastfeeding experience and subsequent breastfeeding outcomes...
September 28, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30274876/low-back-pain-intensity-among-childbearing-women-and-associated-predictors-a-cohort-study
#17
Mette G Backhausen, Jane M Bendix, Peter Damm, Ann Tabor, Hanne K Hegaard
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a common condition among childbearing women, causing physical disability and an increased risk of sick leave and obstetric complications. AIMS: To assess the prevalence and intensity of low back pain during pregnancy, to describe the physical disability and sick leave in relation to the severity of low back pain and to identify predictors of moderate to severe low back pain in socio-demographic, health and obstetric characteristics among childbearing women...
September 28, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30270017/midwives-attitudes-towards-pregnant-women-using-substances-informing-a-care-pathway
#18
Sadie Geraghty, Gemma Doleman, Annemarie De Leo
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify midwives' attitudes towards women using substances during pregnancy, which informed the development of an integrated care pathway for the provision of optimal care. METHODS: A mixed methods research design was used, that included an online survey via the online survey tool Qualtrics™ which collected quantitative data, and interviews and focus groups were used to collect qualitative data. FINDINGS: Participants held a positive or neutral view towards women who used substances during pregnancy, and the participants had an empathetic perception of the issue of substance use within pregnancy, believing that women were using substances due to the environment and circumstances that they lived in, and that they had been raised and socialised in...
September 27, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30270016/attitudes-toward-prenatal-screening-for-chromosomal-abnormalities-a-focus-group-study
#19
Sarah Munro, Julie Sou, Wei Zhang, Tima Mohammadi, Logan Trenaman, Sylvie Langlois, Aslam H Anis
BACKGROUND: While discrete choice experiments (DCEs) are well established methods to ascertain patient preferences, there is limited literature describing use of qualitative methods in DCE design. AIM: This article provides a case study of the qualitative research process for developing the conceptual attributes for a DCE for prenatal screening and diagnosis. METHODS: Participants were recruited through posters and social media. Four in-depth, semi-structured focus groups with pregnant women and their partners/support people were conducted in Metro Vancouver...
September 27, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30253938/better-together-a-qualitative-exploration-of-women-s-perceptions-and-experiences-of-group-antenatal-care
#20
Louise J Hunter, Giordana Da Motta, Christine McCourt, Octavia Wiseman, Juliet L Rayment, Penny Haora, Meg Wiggins, Angela Harden
PROBLEM: Childbearing women from socio-economically disadvantaged communities and minority ethnic groups are less likely to access antenatal care and experience more adverse pregnancy outcomes. BACKGROUND: Group antenatal care aims to facilitate information sharing and social support. It is associated with higher rates of attendance and improved health outcomes. AIMS: To assess the acceptability of a bespoke model of group antenatal care (Pregnancy Circles) in an inner city community in England, understand how the model affects women's experiences of pregnancy and antenatal care, and inform further development and testing of the model...
September 22, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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