What's new in midwifery - 19th February 2024
Not sure where the time went, but here are some things that might be useful to know.   Respectful maternity careRespectful maternity care, a systematic review .  This is a systematic review of definitions and valid measurements of " respectful maternity care " .  There is also an AHRQ (the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Comparative Effectiveness Review on the topic. Recommendations and researchWHO recommendations on the assessment of postpartum blood loss and use of a treatment bundle for postpartum haemorrhage.The effect of subsequent pregnancy and childbir...
Source: Browsing - February 19, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 4th January 2024 (Happy New Year!)
Some things that might be useful to know aboutPerinatal bereavementSANDS Listening Project, learning from the experiences of Black and Asian bereaved parents (PDF)Infant feedingBreastfeeding and once-daily small-volume formula supplementation to prevent infant growth impairment,  (open access research article)Perinatal mental healthPerinatal mental health conditions, SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network) Guideline 169 DeliveryPerinatal morbidity among women with a previous caesarean delivery (PRISMA trial): a cluster-randomised trial, link to PubMed record (subscription needed to read the article...
Source: Browsing - January 4, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 19th December 2023
First of all, season ' s greetings and best wishes for a peaceful and happy 2024.Some new things you might find useful.Royal CollegesRoyal College of Nursing resource for nursing and midwifery practice about female genital mutilation (PDF).  There is alsothis supplement about sexual health care (also PDF)Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Good Practice Paper no. 17, Maternity triage (PDF)New publications from MBRRACEPerinatal confidential enquiry, A comparison of the care of Black and White women who have experienced a stillbirth or neonatal death, published December 2023 (PDF)Perina...
Source: Browsing - December 19, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 8th December 2023
Guidance and education resourcesRoyal College of Nursing,Genital examination in women: a resource for skills development and assessment (PDF)NHS England,Maternity and neonatal voices partnership guidance,  part of theThree year delivery plan for maternity and neonatal services ResearchLabour and childbirthBarriers and facilitators of implementing the practice programme for upright positions in the second stage of labour: A mixed ÔÇÉmethod study  Research undertaken in Chinese healthcare settings.   Subscription or library access may be needed to see the full text.Impact of discontinuing o...
Source: Browsing - December 8, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - other things - 17th November 2023
Some other new (ish) items, that don ' t fit one of the previous posts...RCOG Green top guideline on recurrent miscarriageRCM report on the state of maternity services Scotland RCM Engaging dads pocket guide Three news stories:Why is pre eclampsia still causing deaths Death rate of black babies rising - report about National Child Mortality Database, Home help for 8 days after giving birth, the Dutch kraamzorg (= " maternity care " ) scheme. This page from Amsterdam Mamas, in English, tells you more about the scheme. Infant feeding: WHO guideline for complementary feeding of infants and y...
Source: Browsing - November 17, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - research - 17th November 2023
Not so new, again, but still useful, I hope.Can we improve discussions with pregnant women about previous trauma,  NIHR plain language summary of a research study.Role of midwives (and other health professionals) in responding to gender based violence,  an editorial (open access); and a research study onthe preparedness of nurses and midwives about domestic violence and abuse (also open access).Peripartum cardiomyopathy - 20 year population study (also open access). (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - November 17, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - audit - 17th November 2023
Quite some time since the last post, apologies, so some of this is not so new anymore.   MBBRACE  State of the nation surveillance report, MBRRACE Lessons learned from 2019-21 (PDF)MBRRACE Themed reports, with asecond set.  National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) summary report on 2022 data, National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit 2021 and 2022Acknowledgements: Rotherham Hospital Library and Knowledge Service, HQIP. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - November 17, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Clinical trial protocols and published trials
The Trials part of the Cochrane Library, also referred to as CENTRAL, contains published trials and published protocols, but also trial protocols from a number of trials registries including ClinicalTrials.gov.For those, the Trials (CENTRAL) record does not seem to record publications.   Of course, an ongoing trial won ' t have any, but some records record the existence of results, if not details of  where they were published.Records from ClinicalTrials.gov are linked from CENTRAL.  Those ClinicalTrials.gov records do have a space for publications from the trial, but that may not always be filled i...
Source: Browsing - November 2, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: clinical trials Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 13th September 2023 - other material
And some other types of material.First, aHouse of Commons Library briefing on the quality and safety of maternity care in England (PDF).Then a review article in the New England Journal of Medicine, ondefining the neurologic consequences of preterm birth.  And the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Clinical Practice Guideline no. 6, onViral hepatitis in pregnancy.  The link is to the record in PubMed.   (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - September 14, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 13th September 2023 - Research
First, some original research that it might be useful to know about:Cervical Pessary for Prevention of Preterm Birth in Individuals With a Short Cervix: The TOPS Randomized Clinical Trial.  Effectiveness and Costs of Molecular Screening and Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis to Prevent Preterm Birth: The AuTop Randomized Clinical Trial.   Group vs Individual Prenatal Care and Gestational Diabetes Outcomes: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Mid-trimester uterine artery Doppler for aspirin discontinuation in pregnancies at high risk for preterm pre-eclampsia: Post-hoc analysis ...
Source: Browsing - September 14, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

New variant of COVID-19
A new variant is not a new thing, of course, but BA.2.86, known also as Pirola, seems to be causing some concern in the UK and elsewhere.  It seems a long time ago that I compiled page after page on this blog about COVID-19.  Those pages are still there, hopefully all labelled to make it clear they are no longer being updated.I wondered if a few resources on this new variant would be useful.  In case I am right, here are some.  I don ' t know how long this one will be useful for, but will try to keep it updated.  A PubMed search for BA.2.86 finds a few.  Adding Pi...
Source: Browsing - September 9, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: coronavirus COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

[Browsing] New comments
Any comments on this blog are moderated by me.  If they are a question related to the subject of the post, I will answer it (not always very quickly, I have to confess).But most are not related at all.   For example:Very complementary about my writing style, but included a link to private tutoring service.  Actually there were three at least like this;Opportunities to buy medications - separate offers of NSAIDs, pain medications, benzodiazepines, opioids, barbiturates...;Links to a homoeopathy clinic (as all these comments are, on posts not related to the subject of the comment);Recommendation...
Source: Browsing - August 13, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 2nd August 2023 - reports
Some recent reports you might find useful.  And one piece of research that escaped from the earlier blogpost.Maternal mental health: a briefing for integrated care systems, Maternal Mental Health Alliance.The Independent Pregnancy Loss Review: care and support when baby loss occurs before 24 weeks gestation, presented to Parliament (PDF).Royal College of Midwives:England: State of maternity services, 2023. NHS Race and Health Observatory,Review of neonatal assessment and practice in Black, Asian and minority ethnic newborns: Exploring the Apgar score, the detection of cyanosis, and jaundice (PDF),covere...
Source: Browsing - August 2, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's not so new in midwifery - 2nd August 2023
This selection got as far as a blogpost which I then forgot to publish.  So, a bit late, here it is! From the US Agency for Healthcare Research adn Quality (as the second key question might suggest), asystematic review and meta-analysis of postpartum care up to 1 year after pregnancy.  ACochrane review on hand hygiene in neonatal care. A randomised controlled trialevaluating the efficacy of propanolol to reduce cesarean delivery in prolonged labour.Asystematic review comparing reduced with traditional schedules for routine antenatal visits, and differences in maternal and child outcomes.  (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - August 2, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 2nd August 2023 - Research
Some recent research you might like to know about.  Payment, a subscription, or if you have one, a librarian, might be needed to get full text access.Acupuncture and doxylamine-pyridoxine for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy : a randomized, controlled, 2 x 2 factorial trial. Real-time imaging as visual biofeedback in active second stage of labor among nulliparas: a randomized controlled trial. The effect of virtual reality glasses applied during the episiotomy on pain and satisfaction: a single blind randomized controlled study.Efficacy of early intrauterine balloon tamponade for immediate postpartum hemorrh...
Source: Browsing - August 2, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs