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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293791/pregnant-women-s-awareness-knowledge-and-beliefs-about-pelvic-floor-muscles-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Anne-Marie Hill, Steven M McPhail, Judith M Wilson, Richard G Berlach
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Pregnant women benefit from completing pelvic floor muscle exercises (PFMEs). The aims of the study were to evaluate pregnant women's levels of awareness, knowledge, and beliefs about the pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) and PFMEs. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted. Respondents were pregnant women over the age of 18 years who attended antenatal clinics in Western Australia (WA). Questionnaire items measured awareness and knowledge about PFMs, confidence and beliefs about engaging in PFMEs, and attendance at antenatal education (ANE) classes...
March 14, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210508/scoping-review-on-maternal-health-among-immigrant-and-refugee-women-in-canada-prenatal-intrapartum-and-postnatal-care
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REVIEW
N Khanlou, N Haque, A Skinner, A Mantini, C Kurtz Landy
The last fifteen years have seen a dramatic increase in both the childbearing age and diversity of women migrating to Canada. The resulting health impact underscores the need to explore access to health services and the related maternal health outcome. This article reports on the results of a scoping review focused on migrant maternal health within the context of accessible and effective health services during pregnancy and following delivery. One hundred and twenty-six articles published between 2000 and 2016 that met our inclusion criteria and related to this group of migrant women, with pregnancy/motherhood status, who were living in Canada, were identified...
2017: Journal of Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193186/afghan-migrants-face-more-suboptimal-care-than-natives-a-maternal-near-miss-audit-study-at-university-hospitals-in-tehran-iran
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Soheila Mohammadi, Soraya Saleh Gargari, Masoumeh Fallahian, Carina Källestål, Shirin Ziaei, Birgitta Essén
BACKGROUND: Women from low-income settings have higher risk of maternal near miss (MNM) and suboptimal care than natives in high-income countries. Iran is the second largest host country for Afghan refugees in the world. Our aim was to investigate whether care quality for MNM differed between Iranians and Afghans and identify potential preventable attributes of MNM. METHODS: An MNM audit study was conducted from 2012 to 2014 at three university hospitals in Tehran...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109623/first-childbirth-experience-of-international-marriage-migrant-women-in-south-korea
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Min Sun Chu, Minna Park, Jung A Kim
PROBLEM AND BACKGROUND: Since the mid-1990s, a large number of foreign women have migrated from developing countries to South Korea by means of international marriages. These nulliparous foreign women may experience more difficulties in pregnancy and childbirth than native Koreans. AIM: This study aimed to describe the meaning of the first childbirth experiences of international marriage migrant women marrying Korean men in South Korea. METHODS: This is a descriptive phenomenological study that included 10 participants using the purposive and snowball sampling in one multicultural support center in Seoul, South Korea...
January 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109243/neonatal-hyperbilirubinemia-in-a-marginalized-population-on-the-thai-myanmar-border-a-study-protocol
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Laurence Thielemans, Margreet Trip-Hoving, Germana Bancone, Claudia Turner, Julie A Simpson, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn, Michaël Boele van Hensbroek, Patrick van Rheenen, Moo Kho Paw, François Nosten, Rose McGready, Verena I Carrara
BACKGROUND: This study aims to identify risk factors and the neurodevelopmental impact of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in a limited-resource setting among a refugee and migrant population residing along the Thai-Myanmar border, an area with a high prevalence of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase-deficiency. METHODS: This is an analytic, observational, prospective birth cohort study including all infants of estimated gestational age equal to or greater than 28 weeks from mothers who followed antenatal care in the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit clinics...
January 21, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086827/mothers-accounts-of-the-impact-on-emotional-wellbeing-of-organised-peer-support-in-pregnancy-and-early-parenthood-a-qualitative-study
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Jenny McLeish, Maggie Redshaw
BACKGROUND: The transition to parenthood is a potentially vulnerable time for mothers' mental health and approximately 9-21% of women experience depression and/or anxiety at this time. Many more experience sub-clinical symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as stress, low self-esteem and a loss of confidence. Women's emotional wellbeing is more at risk if they have little social support, a low income, are single parents or have a poor relationship with their partner. Peer support can comprise emotional, affirmational, informational and practical support; evidence of its impact on emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and afterwards is mixed...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987406/-i-didn-t-think-we-d-be-dealing-with-stuff-like-this-a-qualitative-study-of-volunteer-support-for-very-disadvantaged-pregnant-women-and-new-mothers
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Jenny McLeish, Maggie Redshaw
OBJECTIVE: to identify the particular issues associated with volunteer support for very disadvantaged mothers (who were young, had insecure immigration status, were recent migrants whose English was poor,misused drugs or alcohol, or were involved in crime), from the perspective of the volunteers. DESIGN: a qualitative descriptive study, informed by phenomenological social psychology. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were carried out between July 2013 and March 2015...
December 6, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910180/internal-migration-and-maternal-health-service-utilisation-in-jiangsu-china
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Hai Gu, Hua You, Weiqing Ning, Hua Zhou, Jianming Wang, Ying Lu, Jun Sun, Yun Kou, Hengjin Dong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the use of maternal health care services by internal migrants in view of their migration status. METHODS: Cross-sectional household survey in two cities of Jiangsu Province. Questions elicited data on socioeconomic information and MHC service use (pre-natal examination, post-natal visit, pre-natal health education). Chi-square tests and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to identify factors associated with MHC service use...
February 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799503/a-case-report-of-schistosoma-haematobium-infection-in-a-pregnant-migrant-raises-concerns-about-lack-of-screening-policies
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Maria Mazzitelli, Giovanni Matera, Carmela Votino, Federica Visconti, Alessio Strazzulla, Maria Teresa Loria, Cinzia Peronace, Pio Settembre, Aida Giancotti, Maria Carla Liberto, Alfredo Focà, Fulvio Zullo, Carlo Torti
Pregnant women with urinary schistosomiasis should be treated, but screening is not implemented in migrants. We report herein a case of a migrant diagnosed late into pregnancy, after diagnosis was made in her husband. Praziquantel was safe and effective. Schistosomiasis should be considered in pregnant women from endemic countries.
July 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756088/-when-chance-decides-about-access-to-health-care-the-case-of-refugees-in-germany
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O Razum, J Wenner, K Bozorgmehr
Health and access to health care are considered a human right. "Regular" immigrants such as work migrants in Germany have the same entitlement to health care coverage through the statutory health insurance as the majority population. This, however, is not the case for refugees and asylum seekers. According to paragraphs 4 and 6 of the Asylum Seekers' Benefit Act, their entitlement is restricted to care for acute pain, pregnancy and childbirth, as well as immunizations in the first 15 months. Additional care can be financed on a case-by-case basis...
November 2016: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745571/going-up-going-down-the-experience-control-and-management-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-among-southeast-asian-migrant-women-living-in-urban-australia
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Sansnee Jirojwong, Suzanne Brownhill, Hannah G Dahlen, Maree Johnson, Virginia Schmied
Issue addressed: In many developed countries the rate of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) for Asian-born women is higher than other groups. Studies suggest that some women have limited knowledge of the disease and poor self-management leading to health problems for themselves and their baby. Few studies report the experience of GDM among Southeast Asian migrant women living in Australia and factors that influence their management of the disease. Methods: A qualitative interpretive design was used to explore Southeast Asian migrant women's experience and management of GDM...
October 13, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734615/fulminant-type-1-diabetes-in-pregnancy
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M T Farrant, J A Rowan, T Cundy
We report two cases of fulminant type 1 diabetes in previously well migrants from South East Asia. This entity, which is rare outside East or South-East Asia, has a high perinatal mortality. The clinical presentation differs markedly from that of typical newly recognised type 1 diabetes in pregnancy. In both our cases, the neonates required intensive care but survived.
October 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666169/pregnant-women-what-do-they-need-to-know-during-pregnancy-a-descriptive-study
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Mona M A Almalik, Sultan M Mosleh
BACKGROUND: Antenatal education programs provide women with essential knowledge and skills in various aspects of maternal and fetal health. Antenatal education is based on improving women's health, reducing the risks of complications and enhancing couples' positive experience during childbirth. There is a lack of formal antenatal educational programs based on women's needs in Jordan. AIM: This study sought to identify and prioritize the learning needs for women during pregnancy...
September 22, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553259/pregnancy-and-birth-outcomes-among-immigrant-women-in-the-us-and-europe-a-systematic-review
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E Villalonga-Olives, I Kawachi, N von Steinbüchel
Human migration is not a new phenomenon, but it has changed significantly with the advance of globalization. We focus on differences in the published literature concerning migration and health (EU vs the US), centering specifically on reproductive health outcomes. We conducted a literature search in the Pubmed and Embase databases. We reviewed papers that contrast migrants to native-born populations and analyzed differences between countries as well as challenges for future research. The prevalence of low birthweight among migrants varies by the host country characteristics as well as the composition of migrants to different regions...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543078/family-planning-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-in-refugee-and-migrant-pregnant-and-post-partum-women-on-the-thailand-myanmar-border-a-mixed-methods-study
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Patricia Salisbury, Layla Hall, Sibylla Kulkus, Moo Kho Paw, Nay Win Tun, Aung Myat Min, Kesinee Chotivanich, Somjet Srikanok, Pranee Ontuwong, Supachai Sirinonthachai, François Nosten, Shawn Somerset, Rose McGready
BACKGROUND: Lack of data in marginalized populations on knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) hampers efforts to improve modern contraceptive practice. A mixed methods study to better understand family planning KAP amongst refugee and migrant women on the Thailand-Myanmar border was conducted as part of an ongoing effort to improve reproductive health, particularly maternal mortality, through Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) antenatal and birthing services. METHODS: Cross-sectional surveys and focus group discussions (FGDs) in currently pregnant women; and in-depth interviews (IDIs) in selected post-partum women with three children or more; were conducted...
August 19, 2016: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540097/impact-of-holding-the-baby-following-stillbirth-on-maternal-mental-health-and-well-being-findings-from-a-national-survey
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Maggie Redshaw, Julie M Hennegan, Jane Henderson
OBJECTIVES: To compare mental health and well-being outcomes at 3 and 9 months after the stillbirth among women who held or did not hold their baby, adjusting for demographic and clinical differences. DESIGN: Secondary analyses of data from a postal population survey. POPULATION: Women with a registered stillbirth in England in 2012. METHODS: 468 eligible responses were compared. Differences in demographic, clinical and care characteristics between those who held or did not hold their infant were described and adjusted for in subsequent analysis...
2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27476457/presentation-for-care-and-antenatal-management-of-hiv-in-the-uk-2009-2014
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C E French, C Thorne, L Byrne, M Cortina-Borja, P A Tookey
OBJECTIVES: Despite very low rates of vertical transmission of HIV in the UK overall, rates are higher among women starting antenatal antiretroviral therapy (ART) late. We investigated the timing of key elements of the care of HIV-positive pregnant women [antenatal care booking, HIV laboratory assessment (CD4 count and HIV viral load) and antenatal ART initiation], to assess whether clinical practice is changing in line with recommendations, and to investigate factors associated with delayed care...
August 1, 2016: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27411855/food-taboos-and-nutrition-related-pregnancy-concerns-among-ethiopian-women
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Vidanka Vasilevski, Mary Carolan-Olah
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To discuss Ethiopian food taboos during pregnancy and their relation to maternal nutritional status and pregnancy outcomes. BACKGROUND: Recent waves of migration have seen large groups of Ethiopian refugees moving to countries around the globe. This is of concern as Ethiopian women are at risk of a number of medical and pregnancy complications. Health is further compromised by poor diet and adherence to cultural food beliefs and taboos. In refugee women, many of these factors correspond with significantly higher rates of pregnancy complications and poor birth outcomes...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27372517/-choice-of-initial-regimen-for-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-patients-analysis-of-motivation
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E Rouveix, E Mortier, A Beauchet, C Dupont, J Gerbe, V Daneluzzi, P Brazille, H Berthe, D Zucman, P Genet, A-M Simonpoli, P de Truchis
OBJECTIVE: Several therapeutic combination antiretroviral therapy regimen are available for initial treatment in naïve HIV infected patients. The choice of a particular regimen remains often subjective. The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with the choice of molecules in initial ARV prescriptions. METHODS: From 01/01 to 30/10/2014, every initial cART prescription was analyzed regarding patients and physicians characteristics. Then, prescriptions were evaluated by an independent committee of ART prescribers...
December 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27364379/interpreting-habits-in-a-new-place-migrants-descriptions-of-geophagia-during-pregnancy
#20
Jo Hunter-Adams
BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION: Previous studies of soil eating, or geophagia, among pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa indicate the practice is widespread. Various explanations have been explored to explain the global phenomenon of soil eating, with the most compelling explanation focused on clay's ability to prevent or treat intestinal infection. The urban South African context for clay eating is not well understood. This paper explores clay consumption amongst pregnant migrants who are nationals of countries where clay consumption may be common...
October 1, 2016: Appetite
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