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Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648583/resistance-to-breastfeeding-a-foucauldian-analysis-of-breastfeeding-support-from-health-professionals
#1
Narges Alianmoghaddam, Suzanne Phibbs, Cheryl Benn
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread consensus regarding the health benefits of breastfeeding, the prevalence of six months exclusive breastfeeding is very low in developed countries including New Zealand. AIM: This paper aims to evaluate the role that health professionals play in promoting exclusive breastfeeding in New Zealand. METHODS: Qualitative research involving face to face postpartum interviews conducted four to six weeks after the birth with 30 new mothers who lived in New Zealand and had identified in a short antenatal questionnaire that they intended to practice exclusive breastfeeding for six months...
June 22, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647310/effect-of-a-web-based-positive-psychology-intervention-on-prenatal-well-being-a-case-series-study
#2
Giulia Corno, Ernestina Etchemendy, Macarena Espinoza, Rocío Herrero, Guadalupe Molinari, Alba Carrillo, Constance Drossaert, Rosa Maria Baños
BACKGROUND: Detrimental effects of women's negative feelings during pregnancy have been extensively examined and documented, but research on the influence of positive feelings and protective factors on their prenatal mental health is scarce. Evidence from the positive psychology field has shown that practicing some brief positive exercises, called positive psychology interventions, can maximize well-being by increasing positive emotions, engagement, and meaning. AIM: The aim of this study is to examine the effect of a positive psychology web-based intervention on indices of women's prenatal well-being...
June 21, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642112/breastfeeding-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
#3
REVIEW
G López-Fernández, M Barrios, J Goberna-Tricas, J Gómez-Benito
BACKGROUND: The consequences of breastfeeding during pregnancy (BDP) have not been clearly established. Available studies have addressed isolated aspects of this issue using different methodologies, often resulting in contradictory results. To our knowledge, no systematic review has assessed and compared these studies, making it difficult to obtain a clear picture of the consequences of BDP. AIM: To review and summarise all the scientific evidence relating to BDP, and determine whether this evidence is sufficient to establish clear implications for the mother, breastmilk, breastfed child, current pregnancy, and ultimately, the newborn...
June 19, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642111/response-to-editorial-who-can-be-a-legitimate-author-on-an-article
#4
LETTER
Patricia Jarrett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 19, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625891/who-can-be-a-legitimate-author-on-an-article
#5
LETTER
Linda Sweet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624364/decision-making-in-swiss-home-like-childbirth-a-grounded-theory-study
#6
Yvonne Meyer, Franziska Frank, Franziska Schläppy Muntwyler, Valerie Fleming, Jessica Pehlke-Milde
BACKGROUND: Decision-making in midwifery, including a claim for shared decision-making between midwives and women, is of major significance for the health of mother and child. Midwives have little information about how to share decision-making responsibilities with women, especially when complications arise during birth. AIM: To increase understanding of decision-making in complex home-like birth settings by exploring midwives' and women's perspectives and to develop a dynamic model integrating participatory processes for making shared decisions...
June 14, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576618/giving-birth-expectations-of-first-time-mothers-in-switzerland-at-the-mid-point-of-pregnancy
#7
Valerie Fleming, Yvonne Meyer, Franziska Frank, Susanne van Gogh, Laura Schirinzi, Bénédicte Michoud, Claire de Labrusse
PROBLEM AND BACKGROUND: Despite a generally affluent society, the caesarean section rate in Switzerland has steadily climbed in recent years from 22.9% in 1998 to 33.7% in 2014. Speculation by the media has prompted political questions as to the reasons. However, there is no clear evidence as to why the Swiss rate should be so high especially in comparison with neighbouring countries. AIM: To describe the emerging expectations of giving birth of healthy primigravid women in the early second semester of pregnancy in four Swiss cantons...
May 30, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549841/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-associated-with-cesarean-section-in-lebanon-a-retrospective-study-based-on-a-sample-of-29-270-women
#8
Sandy M Zgheib, Mohammad Kacim, Karel Kostev
BACKGROUND: During the last decades, there has been an alarming and dramatic increase in the number of cesarean births in both developed and undeveloped countries. This increase has not been clinically justified but, nevertheless, has raised an important number of issues. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors associated with the high cesarean section rates in Lebanon. METHODS: This study is based on a sample of 29,270 Lebanese women who were pregnant between 2000 and 2015...
May 23, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545775/vaginal-birth-after-caesarean-views-of-women-from-countries-with-low-vbac-rates
#9
Christina Nilsson, Joan Lalor, Cecily Begley, Margaret Carroll, Mechthild M Gross, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Ingela Lundgren, Andrea Matterne, Sandra Morano, Jane Nicoletti, Patricia Healy
PROBLEM AND BACKGROUND: Vaginal birth after caesarean section is a safe option for the majority of women. Seeking women's views can be of help in understanding factors of importance for achieving vaginal birth in countries where the vaginal birth rates after caesarean is low. AIM: To investigate women's views on important factors to improve the rate of vaginal birth after caesareanin countries where vaginal birth rates after previous caesarean are low. METHODS: A qualitative study using content analysis...
May 22, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529088/pilot-test-of-a-home-based-program-to-prevent-perceived-insufficient-milk
#10
Natsuko K Wood, Elizabeth A Sanders, Frances M Lewis, Nancy F Woods, Susan T Blackburn
PROBLEM: Although the World Health Organization and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, only 22% of U.S. mothers do so. Mothers' perceived insufficient milk (PIM) is the primary reason for breastfeeding discontinuation globally. There are two changeable causes of PIM: (1) mothers' misinterpretation of their infant's behavior, and (2) mothers' lack of confidence in their ability to breastfeed. AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short-term effect of a home-based intervention designed to prevent and/or reduce PIM...
May 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529087/a-critical-analysis-of-australian-policies-and-guidelines-for-water-immersion-during-labour-and-birth
#11
Megan Cooper, Helen McCutcheon, Jane Warland
BACKGROUND: Accessibility of water immersion for labour and/or birth is often dependent on the care provider and also the policies/guidelines that underpin practice. With little high quality research about the safety and practicality of water immersion, particularly for birth, policies/guidelines informing the practice may lack the evidence necessary to ensure practitioner confidence surrounding the option thereby limiting accessibility and women's autonomy. AIM: The aims of the study were to determine how water immersion policies and/or guidelines are informed, who interprets the evidence to inform policies/guidelines and to what extent the policy/guideline facilitates the option for labour and birth...
May 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529086/educating-student-midwives-around-dignity-and-respect
#12
Jenny S Hall, Mary Mitchell
FOCUS: There is currently limited information available on how midwifery students learn to provide care that promotes dignity and respect. BACKGROUND: In recent years the importance of dignity in healthcare and treating people with respect has received considerable emphasis in both a national and international context. AIM: The aim of this discussion paper is to describe an educational workshop that enables learning to promote dignity and respect in maternity care...
May 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522387/australian-private-midwives-with-hospital-visiting-rights-in-queensland-structures-and-processes-impacting-clinical-outcomes
#13
J Fenwick, H Brittain, J Gamble
BACKGROUND: Reporting the outcomes for women and newborns accessing private midwives with visiting rights in Australia is important, especially since this data cannot currently be disaggregated from routinely collected perinatal data. AIM: 1) Evaluate the outcomes of women and newborns cared for by midwives with visiting access at one Queensland facility and 2) explore private midwives views about the structures and processes contributing to clinical outcomes. METHODS: Mixed methods...
May 15, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506686/excessively-delayed-maternal-reaction-after-their-perception-of-decreased-fetal-movements-in-stillbirths-population-based-study-in-japan
#14
Shigeki Koshida, Tetsuo Ono, Shunichiro Tsuji, Takashi Murakami, Hisatomi Arima, Kentaro Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Fetal movement is the most common method to evaluate fetal well-being. Furthermore, maternal perception of decreased fetal movements is associated with perinatal demise. Previously, we showed that perception of decreased fetal movements was the most common reason for mothers visiting the outpatient department among those who had stillbirths in our region. Further investigation of stillbirths with decreased fetal movements is essential to find a possible way of preventing stillbirth...
May 12, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501372/exploring-global-recognition-of-quality-midwifery-education-vision-or-fiction
#15
Ans Luyben, Mary Barger, Melissa Avery, Kuldip Kaur Bharj, Rhona O'Connell, Valerie Fleming, Joyce Thompson, Della Sherratt
BACKGROUND: Midwifery education is the foundation for preparing competent midwives to provide a high standard of safe, evidence-based care for women and their newborns. Global competencies and standards for midwifery education have been defined as benchmarks for establishing quality midwifery education and practice worldwide. However, wide variations in type and nature of midwifery education programs exist. AIM: To explore and discuss the opportunities and challenges of a global quality assurance process as a strategy to promote quality midwifery education...
May 10, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495462/birth-preference-in-women-undergoing-treatment-for-childbirth-fear-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#16
Birgitta Larsson, Annika Karlström, Christine Rubertsson, Elin Ternström, Johanna Ekdahl, Birgitta Segebladh, Ingegerd Hildingsson
BACKGROUND: Childbirth fear is the most common underlying reason for requesting a caesarean section without medical reason. The aim of this randomised controlled study was to investigate birth preferences in women undergoing treatment for childbirth fear, and to investigate birth experience and satisfaction with the allocated treatment. METHODS: Pregnant women classified with childbirth fear (≥60 on the Fear Of Birth Scale) (n=258) were recruited at one university hospital and two regional hospitals over one year...
May 8, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478933/the-predictive-role-of-support-in-the-birth-experience-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
#17
Valgerdur Lisa Sigurdardottir, Jennifer Gamble, Berglind Gudmundsdottir, Hildur Kristjansdottir, Herdis Sveinsdottir, Helga Gottfredsdottir
BACKGROUND: Several risk factors for negative birth experience have been identified, but little is known regarding the influence of social and midwifery support on the birth experience over time. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe women's birth experience up to two years after birth and to detect the predictive role of satisfaction with social and midwifery support in the birth experience. METHOD: A longitudinal cohort study was conducted with a convenience sample of pregnant women from 26 community health care centres...
May 3, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434673/factors-influencing-midwives-use-of-an-evidenced-based-normal-birth-guideline
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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