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Midwife, midwifery

Zoe Bradfield, Michelle Kelly, Yvonne Hauck, Ravani Duggan
BACKGROUND: The phenomenon of being 'with woman' is central to the profession of midwifery. There is currently no available evidence that explicitly explores this phenomenon. In Western Australia, over a third of childbearing women choose to engage the services of a private obstetrician who provides antenatal care and manages the care provided by midwives during labour and birth. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore midwives' experiences of being 'with woman' during labour and birth in the private obstetric model...
August 6, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Ling-Ling Gao, Hong Lu, Nicky Leap, Caroline Homer
BACKGROUND: With the recent surging economic and social development in China, midwifery has undergone transformation. AIM: A narrative review of literature relating to midwifery in mainland China was undertaken to examine the characteristics of midwifery's potential development within relevant historical, economic and sociopolitical contexts. The aim was to assist future planning and the setting of strategic directions in policy in China. METHODS: Online bibliographic databases from 2000 to 2015 were searched including MEDLINE, WanFang Data and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure...
August 2, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Prof Dr José Sanders, Prof Dr Raymond de Vries, Susanne Besseling, Prof Dr Marianne Nieuwenhuijze
OBJECTIVE: In the Netherlands, the place of birth, birthing position, and pain relief are subject to preference-sensitive decisions of women, after counseling by their midwife. Dutch midwives are responsible for providing information and advice to guide pregnant women in such decisions. In this study we investigate how midwifery students, who are simultaneously committed to midwifery values and influenced by media culture, approach such preference-oriented communication in midwifery care...
September 2018: Midwifery
Georgina A Sosa, Kenda E Crozier, Andrea Stockl
OBJECTIVE: To explore the transition from midwifery one-to-one support in labour within a midwife-led birth environment to an obstetric-led unit from the perspectives of midwives and women. DESIGN: Ethnographic study. Data was collected from eleven transfers to an obstetric-led unit. The transfer process was observed for four women. Semi-structured interviews were completed following the births with eleven women and eleven midwives. Nine maternity records were also analysed...
July 7, 2018: Midwifery
Annabel Sheehy, Rachel M Smith, Joanne E Gray, Caroline S E Homer
BACKGROUND: Midwives in Australia are educated through a range of routes providing flexible ways to become a midwife. Little is known about whether the route to registration impacts on mid-career experiences, in particular, whether the pathway (post-nursing pathway compared with 'direct-entry') makes any difference. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the midwifery workforce experiences and participation in graduates six to seven years after completing either a post-nursing Graduate Diploma in Midwifery (GradDip) or an undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Midwifery (BMid), from one university in New South Wales, Australia...
July 2, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Alice Lovell
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June 20, 2018: Midwifery
Vanora Hundley, Franka Cadée, Mervi Jokinen
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September 2018: Midwifery
Carmel Bradshaw, Sylvia Murphy Tighe, Owen Doody
BACKGROUND: Globally the safety of mothers and babies is fundamental in maternity care. Central to ensuring this safety is appropriate preparation of midwifery students' to ensure graduates are equipped to assume the responsibilities of delivering safe and effective maternity care. In preparation for autonomous practice Irish midwifery students' undertake a 36 week internship in the final year of the BSc Midwifery programme. Within this paid internship midwifery students' have the opportunity to develop professional behaviours, consolidate knowledge and learn necessary skills to fulfil the role of midwife under the supervision of registered midwives...
September 2018: Nurse Education Today
Yiska Loewenberg Weisband, Mark Klebanoff, Maria F Gallo, Abigail Shoben, Alison H Norris
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have compared midwife-led and physician-led care in the United States. Our objective was to compare the frequency of birth interventions and maternal and neonatal outcomes between women who received prenatal care from a midwife and those who received care from a physician, among women who were low risk when they initiated prenatal care. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of women giving birth at a large public hospital who had at least one prenatal visit before 20 weeks' gestation in the years 2012 through 2015...
June 26, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Maria S Maputle
BACKGROUND: Physical presence during labour offer women opportunity of having positive childbirth experiences as well as childbirth outcomes. The study aimed to determine what support provided by midwives during intrapartum care at a public hospital in Limpopo Province. The study was conducted at a tertiary hospital in Limpopo Province. METHODS: A participant observation approach was used to achieve the objectives of the study. The population comprised of all women who were admitted with labour and for delivery and midwives who were providing midwifery care in the obstetric unit of a tertiary public hospital in Limpopo Province...
June 5, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Ingegerd Hildingsson, Christine Rubertsson, Annika Karlström, Helen Haines
OBJECTIVE: Continuity with a known midwife might benefit women with fear of birth, but is rare in Sweden. The aim was to test a modified caseload midwifery model of care to provide continuity of caregiver to women with fear of birth. METHODS: A feasibility study where women received antenatal and intrapartum care from a known midwife who focused on women's fear during all antenatal visits. The study was performed in one antenatal clinic in central Sweden and one university hospital labor ward...
June 2018: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
Joeri Vermeulen, Wim Peersman, Linda Quadvlieg, Maaike Fobelets, Gerlinde De Clercq, Eva Swinnen, Katrien Beeckman
OBJECTIVES: Currently maternity care organisation is developing worldwide. Therefore insight in the position of the midwife is important. The 'Midwife Profiling Questionnaire' (MidProQ) measures women's preferred perinatal care professional and their knowledge of midwives' legal competences. MidProQ is based on the European legal framework and was tested in a pilot study. This study aims to determine its content and face validity. STUDY DESIGN: A two-phase validation study with a Delphi method questioning content experts (n = 10) on items relevance and clarity as well as its scale and face validity...
June 2018: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
Stephane L Bouchoucha, Kathleen A Moore
Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the attitudes and behaviours of registered nurses and their colleagues around the adoption of standard precautions in order to determine strategies to promote adherence. Design: A qualitative exploratory descriptive design used interviews and focus group to collect data. Setting: Registered nurses and registered midwifes from a tertiary metropolitan hospital took part in the study. Participants: A voluntary sample of 29 adults was recruited from the Australian nursing (n = 25) and midwifery (n = 4) workforce...
May 2018: Journal of Infection Prevention
Sara E Borrelli, Denis Walsh, Helen Spiby
OBJECTIVE: To explore first-time mothers' expectations of labour and birth, coping strategies they adopt during pregnancy towards childbirth and coping strategies they expect to use during labour and birth. DESIGN: A qualitative Straussian grounded theory methodology was adopted, with data collected through semi-structured interviews in the third trimester of pregnancy. Ethical approval was gained. Data analysis included the processes of coding and conceptualising data, with constant comparison between data, literature and memos...
August 2018: Midwifery
Nora L Naber, Suzanne Miller, Sally A Baddock
OBJECTIVE: to consolidate existing research in the field of sibling attended birth (SAB) into a body of knowledge to inform decision-making processes and guide midwifery practice throughout the sibling attended birth experience. DESIGN: An integrative literature review. DATA SOURCES: CINAHL Complete, Cochrane Library, PubMed, Index New Zealand, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre, grey literature databases REVIEW METHODS: An extensive search of five electronic databases as well as 17 grey literature databases was conducted...
August 2018: Midwifery
Georgina A Sosa, Kenda E Crozier, Andrea Stockl
OBJECTIVE: To explore midwifery one-to-one support in labour in a real world context of midwife-led birth environments. DESIGN: Ethnographic study. Data was collected from 30 observations inside and outside the birth environments in three different birth settings. Semi-structured interviews were completed following the births with 29 low-risk women and 30 midwives with at least one year labour support experience to gain their perspectives. Twenty-seven maternity records were also analysed...
July 2018: Midwifery
Noelyn Perriman, Deborah Lee Davis, Sally Ferguson
INTRODUCTION: There are a number of qualitative studies indicating women are more satisfied with a continuity model of midwifery care however, their experiences have not been understood to gain an overall picture of what it is they value, appreciate and want in such a model. A metasynthesis was undertaken in order to examine the current qualitative literature to gain a deeper understanding of the woman's perspective as a consumer of maternity care in a continuity model. AIM: To identify and synthesise research findings presenting childbearing women's perspectives on continuity of midwifery care...
July 2018: Midwifery
Christine A Marsh, Jenny Browne, Jan Taylor, Deborah Davis
BACKGROUND: Being involved in any child protection system is complex and multifaceted and none more so than in non-voluntary Assumption of Care which occurs in New South Wales when, for child protection concerns, the Department of Family and Community Services removes a newborn baby from her/his mother. OBJECTIVE: This research studied childbearing women's and professionals' experiences of Assumption of Care at birth to increase understanding of individual participants' stories, how they made sense of meanings and how these experiences framed their lives...
April 28, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Eveline Mestdagh, Bart Van Rompaey, Lieve Peremans, Kate Meier, Olaf Timmermans
In the process of continuing developments and contemporary working conditions, this study provides an in depth exploration of proactive behavior in midwifery. Exploring 55 midwifery students' perceptions on facilitators and/or barriers of proactive behavior in midwifery practice, this study uncloses additional insights of proactive behavior in midwifery and aims to confirm and/or supplement previous results. Four key themes were identified: 1) Nature-nurture, supported by good communication and lifelong learning...
July 2018: Nurse Education in Practice
Beck Taylor, Catherine Henshall, Laura Goodwin, Sara Kenyon
OBJECTIVE: Traditionally two midwives attend home births in the UK. This paper explores the implementation of a new home birth care model where births to low risk women are attended by one midwife and one Midwifery Support Worker (MSW). DESIGN AND SETTING: The study setting was a dedicated home birth service provided by a large UK urban hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-three individuals over 3 years: 13 home birth midwives, 7 MSWs, 7 commissioners (plan and purchase healthcare), 9 managers, 23 community midwives, 14 hospital midwives...
July 2018: Midwifery
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