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Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320595/brain-death-during-pregnancy-and-prolonged-corporeal-support-of-the-body-a-critical-discussion
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279637/a-qualitative-exploration-of-how-midwives-and-obstetricians-perception-of-risk-affects-care-practices-for-low-risk-women-and-normal-birth
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Sandra Healy, Eileen Humphreys, Catriona Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Maternity care is facing increasing intervention and iatrogenic morbidity rates. This can be attributed, in part, to higher-risk maternity populations, but also to a risk culture in which birth is increasingly seen as abnormal. Technology and intervention are used to prevent perceived implication in adverse outcomes and litigation. QUESTION: Does midwives' and obstetricians' perception of risk affect care practices for normal birth and low-risk women in labour, taking into account different settings? METHODS: The research methods are developed within a qualitative framework...
March 6, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279636/presence-and-process-of-fear-of-birth-during-pregnancy-findings-from-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
#5
Ingegerd Hildingsson, Helen Haines, Annika Karlström, Astrid Nystedt
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of fear of birth has been estimated between 8-30%, but there is considerable heterogeneity in research design, definitions, measurement tools used and populations. There are some inconclusive findings about the stability of childbirth fear. AIM: to assess the prevalence and characteristics of women presenting with scores ≥60 on FOBS-The Fear of Birth Scale, in mid and late pregnancy, and to study change in fear of birth and associated factors...
March 6, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254364/teamwork-among-midwives-during-neonatal-resuscitation-at-a-maternity-hospital-in-nepal
#6
Johan Wrammert, Sabitri Sapkota, Kedar Baral, Ashish Kc, Mats Målqvist, Margareta Larsson
PROBLEM: The ability of health care providers to work together is essential for favourable outcomes in neonatal resuscitation, but perceptions of such teamwork have rarely been studied in low-income settings. BACKGROUND: Neonatal resuscitation is a proven intervention for reducing neonatal mortality globally, but the long-term effects of clinical training for this skill need further attention. Having an understanding of barriers to teamwork among nurse midwives can contribute to the sustainability of improved clinical practice...
February 26, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215560/-determined-to-breastfeed-a-case-study-of-exclusive-breastfeeding-using-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis
#7
Samantha J Charlick, Andrea Fielder, Jan Pincombe, Lois McKellar
BACKGROUND: Given the significant benefits of breastfeeding, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend exclusive breastfeeding for six months. Despite numerous strategies aimed at increasing the percentage of babies who are exclusively breastfed, Australia currently has one of the lowest six-month exclusive breastfeeding rates in the developed world. Notably, most research focuses on the early postnatal period (birth-two months) yet the largest decline in exclusive breastfeeding rates is observed between two and six months...
February 16, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190777/how-have-the-lives-of-pregnant-women-changed-in-the-last-30-years
#8
Ann M Kingsbury, Kristen Gibbons, David McIntyre, Anne Tremellen, Vicki Flenady, Shelley Wilkinson, Abullah Mamun, Jake M Najman
BACKGROUND: To what extent have the characteristics and needs of pregnant women changed over time? This cross-sectional, comparative study describes some socio-demographic, mental health and lifestyle characteristics of two samples of pregnant women assessed 30 years apart. METHODS: We recruited two samples of pregnant women who were attending their first clinic visit at the same large Queensland maternity hospital 30 years apart between 1981 to 1984 (Sample A, N=6753) and 2011-2012 (Sample B, N=2156)...
February 9, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188040/development-of-a-first-peoples-led-cultural-capability-measurement-tool-a-pilot-study-with-midwifery-students
#9
Roianne West, Somer Wrigley, Kyly Mills, Kate Taylor, Dale Rowland, Debra K Creedy
BACKGROUND: Midwives have a central role in closing the gap in health inequalities between Australias' First Peoples and other childbearing women. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework (The Framework) identifies five core cultural capabilities (respect, communication, safety and quality, reflection and advocacy) to foster culturally safe health care. AIM: To use a decolonising, First Peoples-led approach to develop and validate a tool to measure the development students' cultural capabilities...
February 7, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169157/more-than-a-name-heterogeneity-in-characteristics-of-models-of-maternity-care-reported-from-the-australian-maternity-care-classification-system-validation-study
#10
Natasha R Donnolley, Georgina M Chambers, Kerryn A Butler-Henderson, Michael G Chapman, Elizabeth A Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Without a standard terminology to classify models of maternity care, it is problematic to compare and evaluate clinical outcomes across different models. The Maternity Care Classification System is a novel system developed in Australia to classify models of maternity care based on their characteristics and an overarching broad model descriptor (Major Model Category). AIM: This study aimed to assess the extent of variability in the defining characteristics of models of care grouped to the same Major Model Category, using the Maternity Care Classification System...
February 4, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169159/barriers-to-a-healthy-lifestyle-post-gestational-diabetes-an-australian-qualitative-study
#11
Tehzeeb Zulfiqar, Fiona E Lithander, Cathy Banwell, Rosemary Young, Lynelle Boisseau, Martha Ingle, Christopher J Nolan
BACKGROUND: Overseas-born-women from certain ethnicities are at high risk of type-2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders. This study explored the barriers and facilitators to long-term healthy lifestyle recommendations among Australian-born and overseas-born-women who attended health promotion sessions at a tertiary Australian Hospital for gestational diabetes 3-4 years previously. METHOD: Face-to-face semi-structured interviews were conducted. Data were analyzed to identify major themes and the differing experiences of both groups of women...
February 3, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169158/maternal-singing-of-lullabies-during-pregnancy-and-after-birth-effects-on-mother-infant-bonding-and-on-newborns-behaviour-concurrent-cohort-study
#12
Giuseppina Persico, Laura Antolini, Patrizia Vergani, Walter Costantini, Maria Teresa Nardi, Lidia Bellotti
BACKGROUND: Mother-infant bonding is of great importance for the development and the well-being of the baby. The aim of this Concurrent Cohort Study was to investigate the effects of mothers singing lullabies on bonding, newborns' behaviour and maternal stress. METHODS: Eighty-three (singing cohort) and 85 (concurrent cohort) women were recruited at antenatal classes at 24 weeks g.a. and followed up to 3 months after birth. The Prenatal Attachment Inventory (PAI) and the Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale (MIBS) were used to assess maternal-foetal attachment and postnatal bonding...
February 3, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111037/consumption-of-alcohol-during-pregnancy-a-multinational-european-study
#13
Ann-Charlotte Mårdby, Angela Lupattelli, Gunnel Hensing, Hedvig Nordeng
BACKGROUND: Although single-country studies indicate alcohol consumption among some pregnant European women, it is difficult to interpret European differences. Few multinational studies exist using the same methodology. AIM: To estimate the proportion of women consuming alcohol during pregnancy in Europe, and to analyze whether between country variations could be explained by sociodemography and smoking. METHODS: An anonymous online questionnaire was accessible for pregnant women and new mothers in 11 European countries during two months between October 2011 and February 2012 in each country...
January 19, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109623/first-childbirth-experience-of-international-marriage-migrant-women-in-south-korea
#14
Min Sun Chu, Minna Park, Jung A Kim
PROBLEM AND BACKGROUND: Since the mid-1990s, a large number of foreign women have migrated from developing countries to South Korea by means of international marriages. These nulliparous foreign women may experience more difficulties in pregnancy and childbirth than native Koreans. AIM: This study aimed to describe the meaning of the first childbirth experiences of international marriage migrant women marrying Korean men in South Korea. METHODS: This is a descriptive phenomenological study that included 10 participants using the purposive and snowball sampling in one multicultural support center in Seoul, South Korea...
January 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094187/midwives-perceptions-and-experiences-of-engaging-fathers-in-perinatal-services
#15
Holly Rominov, Rebecca Giallo, Pamela D Pilkington, Thomas A Whelan
BACKGROUND: The active engagement of fathers in maternity care is associated with long-term benefits for the father, their partner, and their child. Midwives are ideally placed to engage fathers, but few studies have explored midwives' experiences of working with men. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe midwives' perceptions and experiences of engaging fathers in perinatal services. METHOD: A multi-method approach was utilised. Registered midwives (N=106) providing perinatal services to families in Australia participated in an online survey...
January 13, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073629/needs-of-fathers-during-labour-and-childbirth-a-cross-sectional-study
#16
Katrijn Eggermont, Dimitri Beeckman, Ann Van Hecke, Ilse Delbaere, Sofie Verhaeghe
Fathers play an important role in the childbearing process, but are sometimes sidelined by midwives. The objectives were: identify fathers' needs during the labor and childbirth process; determine if their needs were met by midwives; and identify variables influencing these needs. The questionnaire was designed based on a systematic literature search and validated by a multistage consensus method. Data were collected during a cross-sectional study in two maternity wards in Belgium, where a medical-led model is used...
January 7, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057430/women-s-mental-health-during-pregnancy-a-participatory-qualitative-study
#17
Wendy L M Franks, Kenda E Crozier, Bridget L M Penhale
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: British public health and academic policy and guidance promotes service user involvement in health care and research, however collaborative research remains underrepresented in literature relating to pregnant women's mental health. The aim of this participatory research was to explore mothers' and professionals' perspectives on the factors that influence pregnant women's mental health. METHOD: This qualitative research was undertaken in England with the involvement of three community members who had firsthand experience of mental health problems during pregnancy...
January 2, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164840/who-can-be-a-legitimate-author-on-an-article
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Linda Sweet
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February 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692959/sarah-s-birth-how-the-medicalisation-of-childbirth-may-be-shaped-in-different-settings-vignette-from-a-study-of-routine-intervention-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia
#19
Mandie Scamell, Roa Altaweli, Christine McCourt
BACKGROUND: The expansion of the medicalisation of childbirth has been described in the literature as being a global phenomenon. The vignette described in this paper, selected from an ethnographic study of routine intervention in Saudi Arabian hospitals illustrates how the worldwide spread of the bio-medical model does not take place within a cultural vacuum. AIM: To illuminate the ways in which the medicalisation of birth may be understood and practised in different cultural settings, through a vignette of a specific birth, drawn as a typical case from an ethnographic study that investigated clinical decision-making in the second stage of labour in Saudi Arabia...
February 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665216/a-qualitative-study-of-how-caseload-midwifery-is-experienced-by-couples-in-denmark
#20
Ingrid Jepsen, Edith Mark, Maralyn Foureur, Ellen A Nøhr, Erik E Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Caseload midwifery is expanding in Denmark. There is a need for elaborating in-depth, how caseload midwifery influences the partner and the woman during childbirth and how this model of care influences the early phases of labour. AIM: To follow, explore and elaborate women's and their partner's experiences of caseload midwifery. METHODS: Phenomenology of practice was the analytical approach. The methodology was inspired by ethnography, and applied methods were field observations followed by interviews...
February 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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