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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320998/the-perceptions-and-experiences-of-women-who-achieved-and-did-not-achieve-a-waterbirth
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Lucy Lewis, Yvonne L Hauck, Caroline Crichton, Courtney Barnes, Corrinne Poletti, Helen Overing, Louise Keyes, Brooke Thomson
BACKGROUND: There is a gap in knowledge and understanding relating to the experiences of women exposed to the opportunity of waterbirth. Our aim was to explore the perceptions and experiences of women who achieved or did not achieve their planned waterbirth. METHODS: An exploratory design using critical incident techniques was conducted between December 2015 and July 2016, in the birth centre of the tertiary public maternity hospital in Western Australia. Women were telephoned 6 weeks post birth...
January 10, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316460/midwifery-education-and-technology-enhanced-learning-evaluating-online-story-telling-in-preregistration-midwifery-education
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Mandie Scamell, Thomas Hanley
BACKGROUND: A major issue regarding the implementation of blended learning for preregistration health programmes is the analysis of students' perceptions and attitudes towards their learning. It is the extent of the embedding of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) into the higher education curriculum that makes this analysis so vital. OBJECTIVES: This paper reports on the quantitative results of a UK based study that was set up to respond to the apparent disconnect between technology enhanced education provision and reliable student evaluation of this mode of learning...
December 8, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310627/continuity-of-care-is-an-important-and-distinct-aspect-of-childbirth-experience-findings-of-a-survey-evaluating-experienced-continuity-of-care-experienced-quality-of-care-and-women-s-perception-of-labor
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Hilde Perdok, Corine J Verhoeven, Jeroen van Dillen, Tjerk Jan Schuitmaker, Karla Hoogendoorn, Jolanda Colli, François G Schellevis, Ank de Jonge
BACKGROUND: To compare experienced continuity of care among women who received midwife-led versus obstetrician-led care. Secondly, to compare experienced continuity of care with a. experienced quality of care during labor and b. perception of labor. METHODS: We conducted a questionnaire survey in a region in the Netherlands in 2014 among 790 women after they gave birth. To measure experienced continuity of care, the Nijmegen Continuity Questionnaire was used. Quality of care during labor was measured with the Pregnancy and Childbirth Questionnaire, and to measure perception of labor we used the Childbirth Perception Scale...
January 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310599/birthplace-choices-what-are-the-information-needs-of-women-when-choosing-where-to-give-birth-in-england-a-qualitative-study-using-online-and-face-to-face-focus-groups
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Lisa Hinton, Carol Dumelow, Rachel Rowe, Jennifer Hollowell
BACKGROUND: Current clinical guidelines and national policy in England support offering 'low risk' women a choice of birth setting. Options include: home, free-standing midwifery unit (FMU), alongside midwifery unit (AMU) or obstetric unit (OU). This study, which is part of a broader project designed to inform policy on 'choice' in relation to childbirth, aimed to provide evidence on UK women's experiences of choice and decision-making in the period since the publication of the Birthplace findings (2011) and new NICE guidelines (2014)...
January 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306890/intrapartum-and-neonatal-mortality-among-low-risk-women-in-midwife-led-versus-obstetrician-led-care-in-the-amsterdam-region-of-the-netherlands-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Melanie M J Wiegerinck, Birgit Y van der Goes, Anita C J Ravelli, Joris A M van der Post, Fayette C D Buist, Pieter Tamminga, Ben W Mol
OBJECTIVE: To compare intrapartum and neonatal mortality in low-risk term women starting labour in midwife-led versus obstetrician-led care. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a propensity score matched study using data from our national perinatal register, completed with data from medical files. We studied women without major risk factors with singleton pregnancies who gave birth at term between 2005 and 2008 in the Amsterdam region of the Netherlands. Major risk factors comprised non-vertex position of the fetus, previous Caesarean birth, hypertension, (gestational) diabetes mellitus, post-term pregnancy (≥42 weeks), prolonged rupture of membranes (>24 hours), vaginal bleeding in the second half of pregnancy or induced labour...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306739/impact-of-enquiry-based-learning-ebl-on-student-midwife-praxis
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Anita Byrne, Jennifer McNeill, Katherine Rogers, Sam Porter
Midwifery training in Ireland moved to Higher Education in 2006. This shift established a physical and educational separation of theory and practice. The adoption of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) by one Irish midwifery education institution attempted to address this division. Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) has the potential to develop student reflexivity and evidence assimilation across the career-span and may therefore enhance student praxis. EBL has been championed as an example of an educational model that supports praxis, helping to create competent practitioners through the use of authentic learning scenarios that address the theory practice divide...
December 28, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306098/exploring-midwives-interactions-with-mothers-when-labour-begins-a-study-using-participatory-action-research
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Helen E D Shallow, Ruth Deery, Mavis Kirkham
OBJECTIVE: to explore the interactions between mothers and midwives when labour begins with a focus on midwives and unexpected birth out of hospital. DESIGN: participatory action research (PAR) that sought to understand and improve interactions between mothers and midwives through interviews, focus groups and a joint workshop. SETTING: maternity services in the north of England, in a district general hospital with one obstetric unit and two birth centres, across two sites and where there was a birth rate of 6000...
October 18, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302570/a-qualitative-study-on-women-s-experiences-of-intrapartum-nursing-care-at-tamale-teaching-hospital-tth-ghana
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Agani Afaya, Vida N Yakong, Richard A Afaya, Solomon M Salia, Peter Adatara, Anthony K Kuug, Flex K Nyande
Introduction: Labor and delivery process is an exciting, anxiety-provoking, but rewarding time for a woman and her family after successful delivery of a newborn. The intrapartum period is the time where mothers expect more care. Taking care of a mother through delivery with no side effects is the task of a professional midwife who is trained with the skill to take the responsibility of caring for mothers and babies. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore mother's experiences regarding quality of intrapartum nursing/midwifery care...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299974/do-pregnant-women-want-to-know-the-sex-of-the-expected-child-at-routine-ultrasound-and-are-they-interested-in-sex-selection
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Margareta Larsson, Minna Berglund, Emelie Jarl, Tanja Tydén
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate if expecting parents wanted to know the sex of the fetus during ultrasound examination and if they had discussed it with the midwife. Another aim was to explore any interest in sex selection. METHODS: A longitudinal survey in early and late pregnancy among 2393 women in Sweden. RESULTS: Almost all (95.8%, n = 2289) women had discussed sex determination with the partner before the ultrasound scan, and 57% (n = 1356) of women and their partners wanted to find out the fetal sex...
January 4, 2018: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277039/the-development-and-validation-of-a-new-postpartum-sexual-function-and-dyspareunia-assessment-tool-the-carol-scale
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Carolina López-Lapeyrere, Noelia Serna-Gómez, Ana Belén Hernández-López, María Francisca Pérez-García, Ana Tejeda-Esteban, Montserrat Solís-Muñoz
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to develop a new tool to evaluate postpartum sexual function and dyspareunia which will facilitate better evaluation of perineal pain in woman after vaginal delivery. DESIGN: The development and validation of the Carol Postpartum Sexual Function and Dyspareunia Assessment Scale. SETTING: The Obstetrics and Gynecology Service of a University Hospital in central Spain. PARTICIPANTS: 102 women after being attended for vaginal birth, and 5 midwife assessors...
December 6, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276150/hiv-related-stigma-among-nursing-students-attending-a-college-of-nursing-that-promotes-nondiscriminatory-care-in-india
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Lourdu Mary Nagothu, Swanand D Tilekar, Anjali K Sebastian, Perpetua R Fernandes, Linda L McCreary, Kathleen F Norr
Bel-Air College of Nursing in India promotes nondiscriminatory care of persons living with HIV throughout its programs, albeit with no specific intervention. We examined whether nursing students' stigmatizing attitudes were related to number of years at Bel-Air. At the start of the 2015 and 2016 academic years, 310 Bachelor's (BScN; 4-year program) and 119 Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM; 2-year program) students completed the Zelaya and colleagues (2008) Stigma Scale (24 Likert-type items). Three subscales (Fear, Blame, Personal Discrimination) measured Overall Personal Stigma...
December 9, 2017: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274269/birth-of-a-midwife
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Jo Jones
Like many experienced midwives and nurses I have a plethora of experience spanning over 13 years. I completed my nursing degree in my home town of Derry City, Northern Ireland before completing my Post Graduate Degree in Midwifery at Queens University, Belfast.
May 2017: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274266/celebrate-through-self-care
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Monique Eccles
International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day, celebrated on 5 May and 12 May respectively, are when nurses and midwives are acknowledged for the job that they do and also thanked for the vital care they give to their patients, their patients' families and each other. Yet while nurses and midwives are good at taking care of others, sometimes they can fall short of taking care of themselves. When celebrating nurses and midwives during May it is important to take time to acknowledge your own achievements as a nurse and/or a midwife, but also review what you are doing to care for yourself...
May 2017: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261235/midwife-blossoms-into-afl-star
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Robert Fedele
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March 2017: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248798/fear-an-unpleasant-experience-among-undergraduate-midwifery-students-a-qualitative-study
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Golnoosh Ahmadi, Mohsen Shahriari, Shahnaz Kohan, Mahmood Keyvanara
Fear is a normal emotion that can evoke an appropriate response when facing threat. However, sometimes the consequences of fear can lead to responses that are maladaptive. Fear can have negative effects on learning. Research has focused on the experience of fear and its consequences among midwifery students during their undergraduate program. A qualitative analysis was conducted of interviews with ten midwifery students in different years of an undergraduate program. The data was analyzed through a content analysis approach...
December 11, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241698/telephone-triage-and-midwifery-a-scoping-review
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Carolyn M Bailey, Jennifer M Newton, Helen G Hall
BACKGROUND: Midwives use telephone triage to provide advice and support to childbearing women, and to manage access to maternity services. Telephone triage practises are important in the provision of accurate, timely and appropriate health care. Despite this, there has been very little research investigating this area of midwifery practice. AIM: To explore midwives and telephone triage practises; and to discuss the relevant findings for midwives managing telephone calls from women...
December 11, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237494/adherence-to-the-integrated-management-of-childhood-illness-guidelines-in-namibia-kenya-tanzania-and-uganda-evidence-from-the-national-service-provision-assessment-surveys
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Carsten Krüger, Monika Heinzel-Gutenbrunner, Mohammed Ali
BACKGROUND: Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) is regarded as a standard public health approach to lowering child mortality in developing countries. However, little is known about how health workers adhere to the guidelines at the national level in sub-Saharan African countries. METHODS: Data from the Service Provision Assessment surveys of Namibia (NA) (survey year: 2009), Kenya (KE) (2010), Tanzania (TZ) (2006) and Uganda (UG) (2007) were analysed for adherence to the IMCI guidelines by health workers...
December 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236524/the-impact-of-the-professional-qualifications-of-the-prenatal-care-provider-on-breastfeeding-duration
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Jordyn T Wallenborn, Juan Lu, Robert A Perera, David C Wheeler, Saba W Masho
BACKGROUND: A prenatal commitment to breastfeed is a strong predictor for breastfeeding success. Prenatal care providers have the opportunity to educate and promote breastfeeding. However, differences in education and training between healthcare providers such as physicians and midwives may result in differing breastfeeding outcomes. This study explores whether breastfeeding initiation and duration differ by prenatal care provider. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Longitudinal data from the Infant Feeding Practices Survey II were analyzed (N = 2,832 women)...
December 13, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227889/nursing-and-midwifery-students-stress-and-coping-during-their-undergraduate-education-programmes-an-integrative-review
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Bridie McCarthy, Anna Trace, Moira O'Donovan, Caroline Brady-Nevin, Margaret Murphy, Maria O'Shea, Patricia O'Regan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to examine the literature related to the sources of stress, coping mechanisms and interventions to support undergraduate nursing and midwifery students to cope with stress during their undergraduate education. DESIGN: Integrative literature review. DATA SOURCES: The databases CINAHL, PubMed and PsycINFO were searched for articles published between 2010 and 2016. Search terms in various combinations were used for example; student nurse, student midwife, undergraduate, stress, coping and interventions...
November 28, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220610/predictors-of-alcohol-use-during-pregnancy-among-women-attending-midwife-obstetric-units-in-the-cape-metropole-south-africa
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Petal Petersen-Williams, Catherine Mathews, Esmé Jordaan, Charles D H Parry
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the nature and extent of substance use among pregnant women in Cape Town (South Africa) despite the very high levels of substance use and related consequences such as FASD in this part of the country. The aim of the study was to determine predictors of alcohol use among pregnant women. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among pregnant women attending 11 Midwife Obstetric Units (MOUs) in greater Cape Town. A two-stage cluster survey design was used...
December 8, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
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