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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231285/the-mother-s-autonomy-in-decision-making-madm-scale-patient-led-development-and-psychometric-testing-of-a-new-instrument-to-evaluate-experience-of-maternity-care
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Saraswathi Vedam, Kathrin Stoll, Kelsey Martin, Nicholas Rubashkin, Sarah Partridge, Dana Thordarson, Ganga Jolicoeur
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a new instrument that assesses women's autonomy and role in decision making during maternity care. DESIGN: Through a community-based participatory research process, service users designed, content validated, and administered a cross-sectional quantitative survey, including 31 items on the experience of decision-making. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Pregnancy experiences (n = 2514) were reported by 1672 women who saw a single type of primary maternity care provider in British Columbia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229543/developmental-trajectories-of-amphibian-microbiota-response-to-bacterial-therapy-depends-on-initial-community-structure
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Leyla R Davis, Laurent Bigler, Douglas C Woodhams
Improving host health through microbial manipulation requires untangling factors that shape the microbiome. There is currently little understanding of how initial community structure may drive the microbiota trajectory across host development or influence bacterial therapy. Probiotic baths of surface symbionts, Pseudomonas fluorescens and Flavobacterium johnsoniae were administered to 240 tadpoles of the midwife toad, Alytes obstetricans in semi-natural outdoor mesocosms originating from geographically and genetically distinct populations in Switzerland...
February 22, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219333/uk-national-clinical-audit-management-of-pregnancies-in-women-with-hiv
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S Raffe, H Curtis, P Tookey, H Peters, A Freedman, Y Gilleece
BACKGROUND: The potential for HIV transmission between a pregnant woman and her unborn child was first recognized in 1982. Since then a complex package of measures to reduce risk has been developed. This project aims to review UK management of HIV in pregnancy as part of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) audit programme. METHODS: The National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC), a population-based surveillance study, provided data for pregnancies with an expected delivery date from 1/1/13 - 30/6/14...
February 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215984/the-cost-of-nurse-midwifery-care-use-of-interventions-resources-and-associated-costs-in-the-hospital-setting
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Molly R Altman, Sean M Murphy, Cynthia E Fitzgerald, H Frank Andersen, Kenn B Daratha
INTRODUCTION: Obstetrical care often involves multiple expensive, and often elective, interventions that may increase costs to patients, payers and the health care system with little effect on patient outcomes. The objectives of this study were to examine the following hospital related outcomes: 1) use of labor and birth interventions, 2) inpatient duration of stay, and 3) total direct health care costs for patients attended by a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) compared with those attended by an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN), within an environment of safe and high-quality care...
February 15, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214043/-i-just-want-to-be-normal-a-qualitative-study-of-pregnant-women-s-blogs-who-present-themselves-as-overweight-or-obese
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Lovisa Lingetun, Madicken Fungbrant, Ing-Marie Claesson, Christina Baggens
OBJECTIVE: to describe what pregnant women who present themselves as overweight or obese write about their pregnancy in their blogs. SETTING: Swedish private blogs. DESIGN: a qualitative study, using 13 Internet blogs as the source of data. Google was used to find the blogs. The blog content was analysed using thematic analysis. FINDINGS: three main themes were identified: Pregnancy as an excuse, Perspectives on the pregnant body and Becoming a mother...
January 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198041/does-midwife-experience-affect-the-rate-of-severe-perineal-tears
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Yossi Mizrachi, Sophia Leytes, Michal Levy, Zvia Hiaev, Shimon Ginath, Jacob Bar, Michal Kovo
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to study whether midwife experience affects the rate of severe perineal tears (3rd and 4th degree). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of all women with term vertex singleton pregnancies, who underwent normal vaginal deliveries, in a single tertiary hospital, between 2011 and 2015, was performed. Exclusion criteria were instrumental deliveries and stillbirth. All midwives used a "hands on" technique for protecting the perineum. The midwife experience at each delivery was calculated as the time interval between her first delivery and current delivery...
February 15, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191626/intermittent-auscultation-ia-of-fetal-heart-rate-in-labour-for-fetal-well-being
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Ruth Martis, Ova Emilia, Detty S Nurdiati, Julie Brown
BACKGROUND: The goal of fetal monitoring in labour is the early detection of a hypoxic baby. There are a variety of tools and methods available for intermittent auscultation (IA) of the fetal heart rate (FHR). Low- and middle-income countries usually have only access to a Pinard/Laënnec or the use of a hand-held Doppler device. Currently, there is no robust evidence to guide clinical practice on the most effective IA tool to use, timing intervals and length of listening to the fetal heart for women during established labour...
February 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187741/virility-pleasure-and-female-genital-mutilation-cutting-a-qualitative-study-of-perceptions-and-experiences-of-medicalized-defibulation-among-somali-and-sudanese-migrants-in-norway
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R Elise B Johansen
BACKGROUND: The most pervasive form of female genital mutilation/cutting-infibulation-involves the almost complete closure of the vaginal orifice by cutting and closing the labia to create a skin seal. A small opening remains for the passage of urine and menstrual blood. This physical closure has to be re-opened-defibulated-later in life. When they marry, a partial opening is made to enable sexual intercourse. The husband commonly uses his penis to create this opening. In some settings, a circumciser or traditional midwife opens the infibulated scar with a knife or razor blade...
February 10, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186949/impact-of-scheduled-appointments-on-cervical-screening-participation-in-norway-a-randomised-intervention
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Stefan Lönnberg, Trude Andreassen, Birgit Engesæter, Rune Lilleng, Cecilia Kleven, Annelie Skare, Karin Johansson, Christina Stangeland Fredheim, Ameli Tropé
BACKGROUND: The main barrier to optimal effect in many established population-based screening programmes against cervical cancer is low participation. In Norway, a routine health service integrated population-based screening programme has been running since 1995, using open invitations and reminders. The aim of this randomised health service study was to pilot scheduled appointments and assess their potential for increased participation. METHODS: Within the national screening programme, we randomised 1087 women overdue for screening to receive invitations with scheduled appointments (intervention) or the standard open reminders (control)...
November 14, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183709/consequences-of-delivery-at-home-in-a-woman-without-prenatal-care
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Nakul Kumar, Lisa Gilbert, Terry Ellis, Sandeep Krishnan
This is a case report of a 39-year-old multigravida woman without allopathic prenatal care who, after three previous caesarean sections, attempted to deliver her fourth child at home with the help of a direct entry midwife. During labour, fetal movement and fetal heart tones became undetectable, at which time the patient was referred by the midwife to the hospital. The patient was diagnosed with uterine rupture, bladder rupture and fetal demise; she was rushed to emergency surgery. The patient's lack of allopathic prenatal care, attempt of vaginal birth after three previous caesarean sections, coupled with her desire for delivery at home, led to her complicated course...
February 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182599/advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices-recommended-immunization-schedule-for-adults-aged-19-years-or-older-united-states-2017
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David K Kim, Laura E Riley, Kathleen H Harriman, Paul Hunter, Carolyn B Bridges
In October 2016, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to approve the Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older-United States, 2017. The 2017 adult immunization schedule summarizes ACIP recommendations in two figures, footnotes for the figures, and a table of contraindications and precautions for vaccines recommended for adults. These documents are available at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules. The full ACIP recommendations for each vaccine can be found at https://www...
February 10, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181273/first-time-mothers-choice-of-birthplace-influencing-factors-expectations-of-the-midwife-s-role-and-perceived-safety
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Sara E Borrelli, Denis Walsh, Helen Spiby
AIM: To explore first-time pregnant women's expectations and factors influencing their choice of birthplace. BACKGROUND: Although outcomes and advantages for low-risk childbearing women giving birth in midwifery-led units and home compared with obstetric units have been investigated previously, there is little information on the factors that influence women's choice of place of birth. DESIGN: A qualitative Straussian grounded theory methodology was adopted...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178926/framework-for-the-establishment-of-a-feasible-tailored-and-effective-perinatal-education-programme
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Isabel Artieta-Pinedo, Carmen Paz-Pascual, Gonzalo Grandes, Maite Espinosa
BACKGROUND: Antenatal education needs to be renewed and adapted to the needs of women. OBJECTIVES: to assess women needs, identify factors that influence the desired outcomes, and propose a framework for developing new perinatal education based on the guidance published by the UK Medical Research Council for the development and evaluation of complex interventions in primary care. METHODS: For this study: (a) four focus group sessions were held from October to November 2010 in Bizkaia (Spain) with 30 women exploring their needs during pregnancy and postpartum; (b) two literature reviews were conducted on women's needs at these times and theoretical models of healthcare education; and (c) seven discussion and consensus sessions were run with a group of experts composed of midwifes, gynaecologists, paediatricians, and paediatric and postpartum nurses...
February 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176034/patient-satisfaction-with-virtual-obstetric-care
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Bethann Mangel Pflugeisen, Jin Mou
Introduction The importance of patient satisfaction in US healthcare is increasing, in tandem with the advent of new patient care modalities, including virtual care. The purpose of this study was to compare the satisfaction of obstetric patients who received one-third of their antenatal visits in videoconference ("Virtual-care") compared to those who received 12-14 face-to-face visits in-clinic with their physician/midwife ("Traditional-care"). Methods We developed a four-domain satisfaction questionnaire; Virtual-care patients were asked additional questions about technology...
February 7, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166593/impact-of-rare-bleeding-disorders-during-pregnancy-on-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-review-of-29-pregnancies-at-a-single-center
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Gokcen Orgul, Fatih Aktoz, M Sinan Beksac
Objective This study aims to give information about the relationship between different types of factor deficiencies and maternal/obstetric outcomes. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of eight women with factor deficiency disorders. The demographic and clinical features of the patients after their last pregnancies were registered retrospectively. Results There were 29 pregnancies among the 8 patients. The spontaneous abortion rate was relatively high in two patients with factor XIII deficiency (80% and 57...
February 6, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165843/birth-place-preferences-and-women-s-expectations-and-experiences-regarding-duration-and-pain-of-labor
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Tamar M van Haaren-Ten Haken, Marijke J Hendrix, Marianne J Nieuwenhuijze, Raymond G de Vries, Jan G Nijhuis
INTRODUCTION: We know a great deal about how childbirth is affected by setting; we know less about how the experience of birth is shaped by the attitudes women bring with them to the birthing room. In order to better understand how women frame childbirth, we examined the relationship between birth place preference and expectations and experiences regarding duration of labor and labor pain in healthy nulliparous women. METHODS: A prospective cohort study (2007-2011) of 454 women who preferred a home birth (n = 179), a midwife-led hospital birth (n = 133) or an obstetrician-led hospital birth (n = 142) in the Netherlands...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165755/the-relationship-of-the-administration-of-intrapartum-synthetic-oxytocin-and-breastfeeding-initiation-and-duration-rates
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Aurora Fernández-Cañadas Morillo, Miguel A Marín Gabriel, Ibone Olza Fernández, Begoña Martínez Rodríguez, Modesto Durán Duque, Ana M Malalana Martínez, Carmen Gonzalez Armengod, Pilar Pérez Riveiro, Lourdes García Murillo
AIM: The consequences that intrapartum administration of hormones can have on breastfeeding are unclear. The aim of the study is to determine if synthetic intrapartum oxytocin, used routinely for induction/stimulation, has a relationship to initiation/duration of breastfeeding. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a cohort study that was carried out in a tertiary university hospital distinguished by WHO-UNICEF as a BFHI (Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative). A group of 53 mother and newborn dyads who had been exposed to intrapartum synthetic oxytocin were compared with 45 nonexposed dyads...
February 6, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161688/exploring-health-education-with-midwives-as-perceived-by-pregnant-women-in-primary-care-a-qualitative-study-in-the-netherlands
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Ruth Baron, Querine Heesterbeek, Judith Manniën, Eileen K Hutton, Johannes Brug, Marjan J Westerman
OBJECTIVE: to explore the experiences, wishes and needs of pregnant women with respect to health education in primary care with midwives. DESIGN: qualitative semi-structured interview study, using thematic analysis and constant comparison. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: twenty-two pregnant women in midwife-led primary care, varying in socio-demographic characteristics, weeks of pregnancy and region of residence in the Netherlands, were interviewed between April and December 2013...
January 21, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159954/assessment-of-newborn-care-corner-in-public-health-facilities-from-ludhiana-district-of-india
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Samridhi Gulati, Sarit Sharma, Rajinder Gulati
In a cross-sectional Study of 15 public health facilities in Ludhiana District of India, we evaluated 22 delivery points for equipment and trained health personal available at Newborn Care Corner (NBCC) for neonatal resuscitation. NBCCs were established at all the delivery points except one, with radiant warmers in place including non-functional warmers at four (18%) delivery points. Self-inflating resuscitation bag was available at 20 delivery points but shoulder roll and masks of both sizes were available at only 4 (18%) and 5 (27%) delivery points, respectively...
February 2, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159133/danish-women-s-experiences-of-the-rebozo-technique-during-labour-a-qualitative-explorative-study
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Mette Langeland Iversen, Julie Midtgaard, Maria Ekelin, Hanne Kristine Hegaard
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to explore women's experiences of the rebozo technique during labour. METHODS: This was a qualitative study based on individual telephone interviews, analysed by means of qualitative content analysis and inspired by interpretive description. 17 participants were recruited from two different-sized Danish hospitals and identified by applying a purposeful sample strategy. RESULTS: The main theme expressed the women's overall experience with the rebozo: "Joined movements in a harmless effort towards a natural birth"...
March 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
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