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Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434673/factors-influencing-midwives-use-of-an-evidenced-based-normal-birth-guideline
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Jocelyn Toohill, Mary Sidebotham, Jennifer Gamble, Jennifer Fenwick, Debra K Creedy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434672/women-s-attitudes-towards-the-medicalization-of-childbirth-and-their-associations-with-planned-and-actual-modes-of-birth
#2
Yael Benyamini, Maya Lila Molcho, Uzi Dan, Miri Gozlan, Heidi Preis
PROBLEM: Rates of medical interventions in childbirth have greatly increased in the Western world. BACKGROUND: Women's attitudes affect their birth choices. AIM: To assess women's attitudes towards the medicalization of childbirth and their associations with women's background as well as their fear of birth and planned and unplanned modes of birth. METHODS: This longitudinal observational study included 836 parous woman recruited at women's health centres and natural birth communities in Israel...
April 20, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412037/relationship-between-the-degree-of-perineal-trauma-at-vaginal-birth-and-change-in-haemoglobin-concentration
#3
Ana Rubio-Álvarez, Milagros Molina-Alarcón, Antonio Hernández-Martínez
BACKGROUND: Postpartum anaemia is a problem with high prevalence that significantly affects maternal recovery. Among the causal factors is perineal trauma. However, it is still not known what degree of perineal trauma produces a greater reduction of haemoglobin. AIM: To assess the relationship between the degree of perineal trauma and change in haemoglobin concentration at vaginal birth. METHODS: An observational, analytical retrospective cohort study was performed at the Mancha-Centro Hospital (Spain) during the period 2010-2014...
April 12, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411030/a-critical-and-interpretive-literature-review-of-birthing-women-s-non-elicited-pain-language
#4
Stephanie Power, Fiona E Bogossian, Roland Sussex, Jenny Strong
BACKGROUND: Standardised pain assessment i.e. the McGill Pain Questionnaire provide an elicited pain language. Midwives observe spontaneous non-elicited pain language to guide their assessment of how a woman is coping with labour. This paper examined the labour pain experience using the questions: What type of pain language do women use? Do any of the words match the descriptors of standardised pain assessments? What type of information doverbal and non-verbal cues provide to the midwife? METHODS: A literature search was conducted in 2013...
April 12, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389171/left-lateral-birthing-position-for-woman-with-leg-amputation-a-brief-case-report
#5
LETTER
Guier Chen, Hong Chen, Bei Liu, Xuping Zheng, Zhifen Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389170/women-s-experiences-of-and-attitudes-to-maternity-education-across-the-perinatal-period-in-victoria-australia-a-mixed-methods-approach
#6
Melissa Buultjens, Gregory Murphy, Priscilla Robinson, Jeannette Milgrom, Melissa Monfries
BACKGROUND: While the provision of maternity education across the perinatal period can increase the confidence and self-efficacy in childbearing women, there is still thought to be a lack of effective educational resources for parenthood. This study, conducted in Victoria, Australia, investigated women's experiences of, and attitudes to education communicated in maternity service provision. METHODS: 189 women were recruited from a variety of settings to participate in a mixed-methods survey about their experiences of perinatal health service education...
April 4, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377142/risk-factors-for-preterm-low-birthweight-and-small-for-gestational-age-births-among-aboriginal-women-from-remote-communities-in-northern-australia
#7
Sue V Kildea, Yu Gao, Margaret Rolfe, Jacqueline Boyle, Sally Tracy, Lesley M Barclay
OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors for preterm birth, low birthweight and small for gestational age babies among remote-dwelling Aboriginal women. METHODS: The study included 713 singleton births from two large remote Aboriginal communities in Northern Territory, Australia in 2004-2006 (retrospective cohort) and 2009-2011 (prospective cohort). Demographic, pregnancy characteristics, labour and birth outcomes were described. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was conducted and adjusted odds ratios were reported...
April 1, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373067/collective-action-for-the-development-of-national-standards-for-midwifery-education-in-australia
#8
Nicky Leap, Pat Brodie, Sally K Tracy
This article describes a sequence of events that led to the development of national standards for the accreditation of Australian midwifery education programmes for initial registration. This process occurred within a climate of polarised opinions about the value of the introduction of three-year degree programmes for midwives who are not nurses (known as the BMid in Australia) and concerns about the invisibility of midwifery within nursing regulation, education, policy and nomenclature. Concerted efforts to develop standards to inform the introduction of BMid programmes through a process of collective action are described...
March 31, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366500/peer-to-peer-mentoring-outcomes-of-third-year-midwifery-students-mentoring-first-year-students
#9
Rosemarie Hogan, Deborah Fox, Georgina Barratt-See
PROBLEM: Undergraduate midwifery students commonly experience anxiety in relation to their first clinical placement. BACKGROUND: A peer mentoring program for midwifery students was implemented in an urban Australian university. The participants were first-year mentee and third-year mentor students studying a three-year Bachelor degree in midwifery. The program offered peer support to first-year midwifery students who had little or no previous exposure to hospital clinical settings...
March 30, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365239/breastfeeding-initiation-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-women-in-victoria-analysis-of-routinely-collected-population-based-data
#10
Helen L McLachlan, Touran Shafiei, Della A Forster
BACKGROUND: Increasing breastfeeding rates is one way of improving the short and long term health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (hereafter referred to as Aboriginal). Despite the benefits of breastfeeding and recommendations for strategies to increase breastfeeding among Aboriginal people, there is a lack of available population data. AIM: To use population-based data from Victoria, Australia to compare breastfeeding initiation for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women and to explore factors associated with breastfeeding initiation of Aboriginal women...
March 29, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359754/-better-safe-than-sorry-reasons-for-consulting-care-due-to-decreased-fetal-movements
#11
Anders Linde, Ingela Rådestad, Karin Pettersson, Linn Hagelberg, Susanne Georgsson
BACKGROUND: Experience of reduced fetal movements is a common reason for consulting health care in late pregnancy. There is an association between reduced fetal movements and stillbirth. AIM: To explore why women decide to consult health care due to reduced fetal movements at a specific point in time and investigate reasons for delaying a consultation. METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed at all birth clinics in Stockholm during 2014, to women seeking care due to reduced fetal movements...
March 27, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359753/-the-right-help-at-the-right-time-positive-constructions-of-peer-and-professional-support-for-breastfeeding
#12
Elaine Burns, Virginia Schmied
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359752/development-of-a-model-of-holistic-reflection-to-facilitate-transformative-learning-in-student-midwives
#13
Janice Bass, Jennifer Fenwick, Mary Sidebotham
BACKGROUND: Reflective practice is considered an essential aspect of personal and professional development, and critical reflection is considered the cornerstone of being an accountable and autonomous practitioner. Tertiary education should lay the foundations of lifelong learning by ensuring students develop into critically reflective and reflexive practitioners, who demonstrate self-awareness and an ability to reflect on personal values and beliefs and their impact on the wider healthcare system...
March 27, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344025/any-action-reflections-on-the-australian-midwifery-action-project
#14
Joanne E Gray, Rachel M Smith
BACKGROUND: In 1997 a group of midwifery academics, researchers and practitioners met to discuss issues of concern related to the midwifery profession in Australia. It became clear from this discussion that midwifery in Australia was lagging behind similarly developed countries and that urgent action was required. From this meeting, a plan was developed to seek funding for a major national study into midwifery education and practice standards and as such, the Australian Midwifery Action Project (AMAP) was born...
March 23, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341585/the-experiences-of-last-year-student-midwives-with-high-fidelity-perinatal-simulation-training-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
#15
Joeri Vermeulen, Katrien Beeckman, Rivka Turcksin, Lies Van Winkel, Léonardo Gucciardo, Monika Laubach, Wim Peersman, Eva Swinnen
BACKGROUND: Simulation training is a powerful and evidence-based teaching method in healthcare. It allows students to develop essential competences that are often difficult to achieve during internships. High-Fidelity Perinatal Simulation exposes them to real-life scenarios in a safe environment. Although student midwives' experiences need to be considered to make the simulation training work, these have been overlooked so far. AIM: To explore the experiences of last-year student midwives with High-Fidelity Perinatal Simulation training...
March 21, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336212/impact-of-a-continuing-professional-development-intervention-on-midwifery-academics-awareness-of-cultural-safety
#16
Tania Fleming, Debra K Creedy, Roianne West
BACKGROUND: Cultural safety in higher education learning and teaching environments is paramount to positive educational outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (hereafter called First Peoples) students. There is a lack of research evaluating the impact of continuing professional development on midwifery academics' awareness of cultural safety. AIM: To implement and evaluate a continuing professional development intervention to improve midwifery academics' awareness of cultural safety in supporting First Peoples midwifery students success...
March 20, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336211/the-state-of-midwifery-in-small-island-pacific-nations
#17
Caroline S E Homer, Sabera Turkmani, Michele Rumsey
BACKGROUND: Strengthening midwifery is a global priority. Recently, global evidence has provided momentum toward developing the midwifery workforce. In 2014, the State of the World's Midwifery 2014 Report explored midwifery services in 73 low to middle income countries. In the South Pacific region, only Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands were included. This means that there is little known on the state of midwifery in the small island countries in the South Pacific. AIM: To explore the current situation of the education, regulation and association of midwives in 12 small island nations of the South Pacific and determine the gaps in these areas...
March 20, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320595/brain-death-during-pregnancy-and-prolonged-corporeal-support-of-the-body-a-critical-discussion
#18
Lynne Staff, Meredith Nash
AIM: To discuss corporeal support of the brain-dead pregnant woman and to critically examine important aspects of this complex situation that remain as yet unexplored. BACKGROUND: When brain death of the woman occurs during pregnancy, the fetus may be kept inside the corporeally supported body for prolonged periods to enable continued fetal growth and development. This has been increasingly reported in medical literature since 1982 and has received considerable media attention in the past few years...
March 17, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330583/pregnant-adolescent-women-s-perceptions-of-depression-and-psychiatric-services-in-the-united-states
#19
Sarah E Bledsoe, Cynthia F Rizo, Traci L Wike, Candace Killian-Farrell, Julia Wessel, Anne-Marie O Bellows, Alison Doernberg
PROBLEM: Adolescent mothers and their children are at high-risk for depression and the associated negative educational, social, health, and economic outcomes. BACKGROUND: However, few pregnant adolescent women with depression receive psychiatric services, especially low-income or racial/ethnic minority adolescent women. AIM: This qualitative study explores perceptions of depression, psychiatric services, and barriers to accessing services in a sample of low-income, pregnant racial/ethnic minority adolescent women...
March 15, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283307/obstetric-fistula-and-sociocultural-practices-in-hausa-community-of-northern-nigeria
#20
Oluwakemi C Amodu, Bukola Salami, Solina Richter
BACKGROUND: Obstetric Fistula is a childbirth injury that disproportionately affects women in sub-Saharan Africa. Although poverty plays an important role in perpetuating obstetric fistula, sociocultural practices has a significant influence on susceptibility to the condition. AIM: This paper aims to explore narratives in the literature on obstetric fistula in the context of Hausa ethno-lingual community of Northern Nigeria and the potential role of nurses and midwives in addressing obstetric fistula...
March 7, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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