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Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153273/women-s-experiences-of-having-depression-during-pregnancy-and-receiving-acupuncture-treatment-a-qualitative-study
#1
Simone M Ormsby, Hannah G Dahlen, Caroline A Smith
BACKGROUND: Research indicates some women experiencing depression during pregnancy are dissatisfied with conventional depression treatments due to incomplete effectiveness, dislike of side effects, unsatisfactory experiences with providers and concerns regarding in-utero and breastfeeding safety. Consequently, many explore alternative options including acupuncture. To further understand women's views, preferences and motivations in this regard, as well as their experiences of receiving acupuncture as part of a three-armed pragmatic randomised controlled trial evaluating acupuncture for antenatal depression in Sydney, Australia, in-depth interviews were conducted with a group of acupuncture recipients...
November 15, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150350/vitamin-d-supplementation-for-women-during-pregnancy
#2
LETTER
Angeliki Antonakou
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November 14, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137874/investigating-antenatal-nutrition-education-preferences-in-south-east-queensland-including-maori-and-pasifika-women
#3
Andrea Cruickshank, Helen E Porteous, Michelle A Palmer
BACKGROUND: Little is reported about the nutrition-related needs and preferences of women seeking maternity services, particularly Maori and Pasifika (M&P) women who have higher chronic disease rates in Queensland. AIM: Nutrition-related knowledge, needs, behaviours and education preferences were compared between women of M&P ancestry and non-Maori and Pasifika women (NMP). METHOD: Women (≥18 years) admitted to the postnatal ward were surveyed...
November 11, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129472/effectiveness-of-intrapartum-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-early-onset-group-b-streptococcal-infection-an-integrative-review
#4
REVIEW
Kathryn Braye, John Ferguson, Deborah Davis, Christine Catling, Amy Monk, Maralyn Foureur
BACKGROUND: In some countries, up to 30% of women are exposed to intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of early-onset group B Streptococcal infection. Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis aims to reduce the risk of neonatal morbidity and mortality from this infection. The intervention may adversely affect non-pathogenic bacteria which are passed to the newborn during birth and are considered important in optimising health. Since many women are offered intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, effectiveness and implications of this intervention need to be established...
November 9, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128437/participatory-action-research-opens-doors-mentoring-indigenous-researchers-to-improve-midwifery-in-urban-australia
#5
Sophie D Hickey, Sarah-Jade Maidment, Kayla M Heinemann, Yvette L Roe, Sue V Kildea
PROBLEM: There is increasing demand for capacity building among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) maternal and infant health workforce to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies; yet few studies describe the steps taken to mentor novice Indigenous researchers to contribute to creating a quality evidence-base in this space. BACKGROUND: The Indigenous Birthing in an Urban Setting study is a partnership project aimed at improving maternity services for Indigenous families in South East Queensland...
November 8, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126796/pregnancy-nutrition-knowledge-and-experiences-of-pregnant-women-and-antenatal-care-clinicians-a-mixed-methods-approach
#6
Amelia Lee, Michelle Newton, Jessica Radcliffe, Regina Belski
BACKGROUND: Dietary intake of pregnant women do not appear to meet the dietary recommendations. Nutrition knowledge and practices of pregnant women and their antenatal care clinicians are factors that may be influential on dietary intakes of pregnant women. AIM: To assess and compare pregnancy nutrition recommendation knowledge and to explore how nutrition knowledge impacts on food choices in pregnant women and nutrition education practices of antenatal care providers...
November 7, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126795/providers-perspectives-of-barriers-experienced-in-maternal-health-care-among-marshallese-women
#7
Britni L Ayers, Nicola L Hawley, Rachel S Purvis, Sarah J Moore, Pearl A McElfish
PROBLEM: Pacific Islanders are disproportionately burdened by poorer maternal health outcomes with higher rates of pre-term births, low birth weight babies, infant mortality, and inadequate or no prenatal care. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to explore maternal health care providers' perceptions and experiences of barriers in providing care to Marshallese women, and (2) providers perceived barriers of access to care among Marshallese women. This is the first paper to explore perceived barriers to maternal health care among a Marshallese community from maternal health care providers' perspectives in the United States...
November 7, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126794/interventions-for-reducing-fear-of-childbirth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
#8
Vahideh MoghaddamHosseini, Milad Nazarzadeh, Shayesteh Jahanfar
INTRODUCTION: Fear of childbirth is a problematic mental health issue during pregnancy. But, effective interventions to reduce this problem are not well understood. OBJECTIVES: To examine effective interventions for reducing fear of childbirth. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, Embase and PsycINFO were searched since inception till September 2017 without any restriction. Randomised controlled trials and quasi-randomised controlled trials comparing interventions for treatment of fear of childbirth were included...
November 7, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113753/best-practices-for-online-canadian-prenatal-health-promotion-a-public-health-approach
#9
Rebecca A Chedid, Rowan M Terrell, Karen P Phillips
BACKGROUND: Prenatal health promotion provides information regarding pregnancy risks, protective behaviours and clinical and community resources. Typically, women obtain prenatal health information from health care providers, prenatal classes, peers/family, media and increasingly, Internet sites and mobile apps. Barriers to prenatal health promotion and related services include language, rural/remote location, citizenship and disability. Online public health platforms represent the capacity to reach underserved women and can be customised to address the needs of a heterogeneous population of pregnant women...
November 4, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103903/predictors-of-breastfeeding-exclusivity-and-duration-in-a-hospital-without-baby-friendly-hospital-initiative-accreditation-a-prospective-cohort-study
#10
Michelle O'Connor, Jyai Allen, Jennifer Kelly, Yu Gao, Sue Kildea
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the maternity care factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding duration at three months and six months postpartum in a setting without BFHI accrediation. METHODS: A prospective cohort design. Participants from one tertiary maternity hospital were eligible if they intended to exclusively breastfeed, had birthed a live, term baby; were breastfeeding at recruitment; were rooming-in with their baby; were healthy and well; and understood English...
November 2, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102526/effectiveness-of-training-to-promote-routine-enquiry-for-domestic-violence-by-midwives-and-nurses-a-pre-post-evaluation-study
#11
Kathleen M Baird, Amornrat S Saito, Jennifer Eustace, Debra K Creedy
BACKGROUND: Asking women about experiences of domestic violence in the perinatal period is accepted best practice. However, midwives and nurses may be reluctant to engage with, or effectively respond to disclosures of domestic violence due a lack of knowledge and skills. AIM: To evaluate the impact of training on knowledge and preparedness of midwives and nurses to conduct routine enquiry about domestic violence with women during the perinatal period. METHOD: A pre-post intervention design was used...
November 1, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100948/gaining-hope-and-self-confidence-an-interview-study-of-women-s-experience-of-treatment-by-art-therapy-for-severe-fear-of-childbirth
#12
Helén Wahlbeck, Linda J Kvist, Kajsa Landgren
BACKGROUND: Fear of childbirth is a serious problem that can have negative effects on both women and babies and to date treatment options are limited. The aim of this study was to elucidate the experience of undergoing art therapy in women with severe fear of childbirth. METHOD: Nineteen women residing in Sweden, who had undergone art therapy for severe fear of childbirth, were interviewed during 2011-2013 about their experiences of the treatment. All women had received both support from a specialist team of midwives and treatment by an art therapist who was also a midwife...
October 31, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107784/incidence-of-postpartum-anaemia-and-risk-factors-associated-with-vaginal-birth
#13
Ana Rubio-Álvarez, Milagros Molina-Alarcón, Antonio Hernández-Martínez
BACKGROUND: Postpartum anaemia is a frequent and potentially preventable complication that has serious repercussions on health and maternal well-being. AIM: Determine the incidence and perinatal risk factors associated with postpartum anaemia in women who gave birth vaginally. METHODS: An observational and analytical retrospective cohort study conducted at the Mancha-Centro Hospital during the 2010-2014 period. Data were collected from 2990 women who gave birth vaginally...
October 26, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102383/maternal-cultural-practices-for-neonates-care-in-upper-egypt
#14
Atiat Osman, Yousr Gaffer, Awatif Sharkawy, Debra Brandon
PROBLEM: Little is known about the home practices and care given to neonates born in Egypt. BACKGROUND: Two thirds of all infant deaths in Egypt occur in the neonatal period and many of these deaths occur in the home environment out of sight of health care providers. Understanding cultural practices and beliefs about caring for neonates may help direct appropriate interventions to improve infant outcomes. AIM: To describe maternal cultural care practices used with neonates and highlight harmful practices in order to identify areas of required change in care...
October 25, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055674/combination-of-a-structured-aerobic-and-resistance-exercise-improves-glycaemic-control-in-pregnant-women-diagnosed-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Iva Sklempe Kokic, Marina Ivanisevic, Gianni Biolo, Bostjan Simunic, Tomislav Kokic, Rado Pisot
PROBLEM: Gestational diabetes mellitus, defined as any carbohydrate intolerance first diagnosed during pregnancy, is associated with a variety of adverse outcomes, both for the mother and her child. AIM: To investigate the impact of a structured exercise programme which consisted of aerobic and resistance exercises on the parameters of glycaemic control and other health-related outcomes in pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Thirty-eight pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus were randomised to two groups...
October 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055673/hemorrhoids-during-pregnancy-sitz-bath-vs-ano-rectal-cream-a-comparative-prospective-study-of-two-conservative-treatment-protocols
#16
Bader Hamza Shirah, Hamza Asaad Shirah, Abdelelah Hussein Fallata, Shaima Nassar Alobidy, Majdah Mohammad Al Hawsawi
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhoids are a very common ano-rectal condition affecting pregnant females worldwide and representing a major medical and socioeconomic problem. In this paper, we aim to compare the effectiveness of the Sitz bath method with an ano-rectal cream as part of a conservative management protocol to treat hemorrhoids among pregnant Saudi Arabian females. METHODS: A prospective comparative study of the results of two conservative treatment protocols of 495 pregnant females diagnosed to have hemorrhoids during pregnancy between January 2010 and December 2014 was done...
October 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054342/timing-of-hospital-admission-in-labour-latent-versus-active-phase-mode-of-birth-and-intrapartum-interventions-a-correlational-study
#17
A Rota, L Antolini, E Colciago, A Nespoli, S E Borrelli, S Fumagalli
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization of women in latent labour often leads to a cascade of unnecessary intrapartum interventions, to avoid potential disadvantages the recommendation should be to stay at home to improve women's experience and perinatal outcomes. AIM: The primary aim of this study was to investigate the association between hospital admission diagnosis (latent vs active phase) and mode of birth. The secondary aim was to explore the relationship between hospital admission diagnosis, intrapartum intervention rates and maternal/neonatal outcomes...
October 17, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037485/temporary-removal-a-tale-of-two-pregnancies-a-critical-interpretive-synthesis-of-women-s-perceptions-about-delayed-initiation-of-antenatal-care
#18
Rosalind Haddrill
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/article-withdrawal.
October 14, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037486/a-research-method-to-explore-midwives-views-of-national-maternity-service-reforms
#19
Bridget Roache, Jennifer Kelly
BACKGROUND: Priorities of the National Maternity Services Plan (NMSP) are a significant contrast to current standard hospital maternity service provision. This paper demonstrates the applicability of case study methods to explore the views of midwives during a period of midwifery reform. AIM: This research aims to highlight key findings and insights surrounding recommended changes facing midwives that can be shared with education providers to incorporate strategies into education programs to ensure contemporary midwifery practice...
October 13, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037484/australian-midwives-views-and-experiences-of-practice-and-politics-related-to-water-immersion-for-labour-and-birth-a-web-based-survey
#20
Megan Cooper, Jane Warland, Helen McCutcheon
BACKGROUND: There is little published research that has examined practitioners' views and experiences of pain relieving measures commonly used during labour and birth, particularly for non-pharmacological measures such as water immersion. Furthermore, there is minimal published research examining the process of policy and guideline development, that is, the translation of published research to usable practice guidance. AIMS: The aims of phase three of a larger study were to explore midwives knowledge, experiences and support for the option of water immersion for labour and birth in practice and their involvement, if any, in development of policy and guidelines pertaining to the option...
October 13, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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