Black Lives Matter: A Message and Resources for Midwives
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - August 2, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Michelle L. Drew, Pamela Reis Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - July 25, 2020 Category: Midwifery Tags: Share with Women Source Type: research

Allergies
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - July 13, 2020 Category: Midwifery Tags: Share with Women Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, Volume 65, Issue 3, Page 295-299, May/June 2020. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 27, 2020 Category: Midwifery Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Emergency Preparedness for Childbirth
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, Volume 65, Issue 3, Page 443-444, May/June 2020. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 27, 2020 Category: Midwifery Tags: Share with Women Source Type: research

Intrapartum Care (2020/034)
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, Volume 65, Issue 3, Page 431-432, May/June 2020. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 27, 2020 Category: Midwifery Tags: Continuing Education Form Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Pregnancy Intentions and Diet or Physical Activity Behaviors in the Preconception and Antenatal Periods: A Systematic Review and Meta ‐Analysis
DiscussionPregnancy intentions were not associated with preconception diet or physical activity behaviors. In contrast, antenatally, women with intended pregnancies demonstrated better diet and physical activity behaviors. Given the small number of studies available for meta ‐analyses, further research is needed to consolidate our findings. Meanwhile, health professionals can assess women's pregnancy intentions during preconception and pregnancy and encourage a healthy lifestyle. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 27, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Isaac Nkrumah, Madelon North, Emily Kothe, Tze Lin Chai, Stephanie Pirotta, Siew Lim, Briony Hill Tags: Review Source Type: research

Intrauterine Devices in the Context of Gonococcal Infection, Chlamydial Infection, and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Not Mutually Exclusive
This article reviews screening and management ofNeisseria gonorrhoeae andChlamydia trachomatis infection and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women who are using or want to use an IUD. An IUD may be inserted without prior screening forN gonorrhoeae orC trachomatis in women who are at low risk for sexually transmitted infections and asymptomatic. An in situ IUD may remain in the uterus during and after treatment for gonococcal infection, chlamydial infection, or PID. The risk of PID with an IUD in situ is less than 1%. Following IUD best practices, including their use in the context of sexually transmitted infections, c...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 27, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Christa Palancia Esposito Tags: Clinical Rounds Source Type: research

Narratives of Gestational Diabetes Provide a Lens to Tailor Postpartum Prevention and Monitoring Counseling
This study analyzed women's narratives about their GDM‐affected pregnancies to (1) identify different patterns (narrative archetypes) that capture the GDM experience; (2) explore how these patterns relate to awareness of ongoing risk after pregnancy and affect participati on in self‐care, monitoring, and preventive health care going forward; and (3) explore the use of identified patterns to tailor conversations with patients during prenatal and postpartum care to their actual perceptions and concerns about future risk.MethodsOpen ‐ended interviews elicited women's experiences and perspectives about GDM and its manage...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 22, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Christine Gunn, Judith Bernstein, Barbara Bokhour, Lois McCloskey Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Pregnant Women with Obesity Have Unique Perceptions About Gestational Weight Gain, Exercise, and Support for Behavior Change
DiscussionPregnant women with obesity share other pregnant women's perceptions about weight gain and exercise in pregnancy but also have unique perceptions. Pregnant women with obesity in this study reported feeling stigmatized and fearful of being shamed by their health care providers but paradoxically eager for guidance. The findings offer implications for health care counseling and GWG interventions for this population. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mary Ann Faucher, Ann M. Mirabito Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Listening to Women: Recommendations from Women of Color to Improve Experiences in Pregnancy and Birth Care
This study aims to describe and thematically analyze the recommendations to improve pregnancy and birth care made by women of color with lived experience of perinatal health care.MethodsTwenty ‐two women of color living in the San Francisco Bay Area and receiving support services from a community‐based nonprofit organization participated in semistructured interviews about their experiences receiving health care during pregnancy and birth. Interviews were audio‐recorded and transcrib ed, and transcripts were analyzed using thematic analysis to highlight recommendations for improving perinatal care experiences.ResultsP...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Molly R. Altman, Monica R. McLemore, Talita Oseguera, Audrey Lyndon, Linda S. Franck Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Birth Outcomes Among Women Affected by Reproductive Coercion
DiscussionIn this exploratory study, women who reported reproductive coercion during their most recent completed pregnancy were more likely to report pregnancy ambivalence, other tactics of intimate partner violence, and low ‐birth‐weight neonates. These data provide insight into the impact of violence on women's reproductive outcomes. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 15, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Kathryn E. Fay, Lynn M. Yee Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Beyond Implementation: Sustaining Group Prenatal Care and Group Well ‐Child Care
This study examined barriers to sustainabili ty and offers suggestions for sustaining group care programs.MethodsThis qualitative research was guided by interpretive description. Semistructured interviews with 17 professionals were conducted in 4 sites in one community to explore barriers to sustaining group care and key ingredients for sustainability. Sites were 2 clinics that had provided group prenatal care, a clinic currently providing group prenatal care, and a clinic currently providing group well ‐child care. Two clinics have continued providing group care and 2 have discontinued it. Participants included midwives...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Gina Novick, Julie A. Womack, Lois S. Sadler Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Updates from the Literature, May/June 2020
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Sharon Bond Tags: Updates From the Literature Source Type: research

Digital and Manual Rotation of the Persistent Occiput Posterior Fetus
This article reviews current evidence and recommendations for the management of persistent OP position in the second stage of labor. Further research is needed to guide clinicians on the optimal timing and techniques for digital and manual rotation. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Christina Elmore, Kelly McBroom, Jessica Ellis Tags: Clinical Rounds Source Type: research

Clamping and Cutting the Umbilical Cord After Birth
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Midwifery Tags: Share with Women Source Type: research

An Integrated Review of Uterine Activity Monitoring for Evaluating Labor Dystocia
DiscussionThe use of multiple regression with clinical covariates and a uterine activity measure increased the accuracy of predicting cesarean delivery. Uterine electromyography may be especially useful to evaluate labor dystocia phenotypes to differentiate uterine muscle fatigue from understimulation and lead to algorithms for increased precision in the diagnosis of labor dystocia and innovative approaches to treatment. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Katherine J. Kissler, Nancy K. Lowe, Teri L. Hernandez Tags: Review Source Type: research

Stillbirth at Term: Grief Theories for Care of Bereaved Women and Families in Intrapartum Settings
AbstractDeath in intrapartum settings poses a paradox for providers, whose expertise may be limited in assisting bereaved women and families facing the trauma of stillbirth. Many providers are familiar with K übler‐Ross’ stage theory of grief; however, more recent theories augment her early work in care of bereaved persons. Through an evolving case study of a couple for whom pregnancy ends in stillbirth at term, 4 theories of grief—loss of the assumptive world, the dual process model, continuing b onds, and complicated grief—are presented to assist intrapartum care providers toward more comprehensi...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Beth Perry Black Tags: Review Source Type: research

Nitrous Oxide Use During Labor: Satisfaction, Adverse Effects, and Predictors of Conversion to Neuraxial Analgesia
DiscussionUnderstanding predictors of conversion from inhaled N2O to neuraxial analgesia may assist perinatal care providers in their discussions with women about analgesia options during labor. N2O is a useful, safe option for labor analgesia in the United States. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Priscilla M. Nodine, Michelle R. Collins, Cristina L. Wood, Jessica L. Anderson, Barbara S. Orlando, Bryan K. McNair, David C. Mayer, Deborah J. Stein Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Group B Strep in Pregnancy
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Midwifery Tags: Share with Women Source Type: research

Second Stage of Labor: Pushing Your Baby Out
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Frances Likis Tags: Share with Women Source Type: research

Coping with Labor Pain
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Midwifery Tags: Share with Women Source Type: research

Epidural Analgesia for Labor Pain
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Midwifery Tags: Share with Women Source Type: research

The Use of Tranexamic Acid to Prevent Postpartum Hemorrhage
This article presents a case in which a midwife identifies a woman in active labor who has significant risk factors for PPH. In consultation with the collaborating obstetrician, TXA is given early during the third stage of labor in addition to the recommended components of active management for the purpose of preventing PPH. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Ruth T. Mielke, Sarah Obermeyer Tags: Clinical Rounds Source Type: research

Management Terminology During the Third Stage of Labor
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mavis N. Schorn Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

A Multimethod Improvement Project to Strengthen Intermittent Auscultation Practice Among Nurse ‐Midwives and Nurses
This article describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of a quality improvement program aimed at strengthening the IA skills of nurse‐midwives and nurses.ProcessThe project was implemented in a multisite network of freestanding birth centers and involved clinical practice guideline development, simulation ‐based training, audit and feedback, in‐person training, and electronic health record configuration.OutcomesThe training resulted in self ‐reported increases in knowledge in all areas assessed. The integrated quality improvement initiative resulted in substantial improvements in consistency of practice ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Amy M. Romano, Margaret Buxton Tags: Quality Improvement Report Source Type: research

An Academic Midwifery Fellowship: Addressing a Need for Junior Faculty Development and Interprofessional Education
AbstractThe University of Colorado College of Nursing crafted a midwifery fellowship to address a local need to recruit junior faculty into a large practice caring primarily for an underserved, at ‐risk population. Additional goals for the fellowship included promoting retention and development of interprofessional education teams. The curriculum design drew heavily from 2 national initiatives: (1) the Institute of Medicine's call for nursing residencies to support the transition to advance d practice and build expertise in navigating health systems and caring for patients with complex needs and (2) the American College ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Amy Nacht, Julia Martin Tags: Innovations from the Field Source Type: research

Considering Labor After Cesarean in a Woman with Class 3 Obesity
AbstractBecause of the high cesarean rate in the United States, perinatal care providers are increasingly called upon to counsel women considering labor after cesarean. This counseling can be more complicated for women with class 3 obesity, defined as a body mass index at or exceeding 40. Although labor after cesarean may be less likely to result in successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) for this population, the risks of repeat cesarean are also higher for these women. This case report describes the benefits and risks of labor after cesarean, the chance of successful VBAC, and clinical recommendations to aid women ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Ann Ledbetter Tags: Clinical Rounds Source Type: research

Contemporary Midwifery and Idealized Social Memory of Premedicalized Birth: What's Old Is Not ‐Quite‐New‐Again
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Jessica Dailey Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Midwifery in the Time of COVID ‐19
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Patricia Aikins Murphy Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Accuracy in Reporting of Kentucky Certified Nurse ‐Midwives as Attendants in Birth Registration Data
DiscussionCNMs/CMs should keep personal and practice birth logs and routinely compare these with hospital data kept by the birth registrar. The state office of vital statistics and hospitals should target training to specific facilities that have the most inaccurate data. The Improving Midwifery Birth Numbers Initiative through the American College of Nurse ‐Midwives Division of Research Data Management Section should continue to encourage midwifery students to complete this research in all 50 states. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Kendra Faucett, Holly Powell Kennedy Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Distance to Hospital ‐based Intrapartum Care and Planned Home Birth in Minnesota
This study explores the impact of distance to hospital‐based intrapartum care on planned home birth.MethodsPublic ‐use Minnesota birth certificate data were merged with Minnesota Hospital Annual Report data (2011‐2016) to test the relationship of miles from maternal residence to hospital‐based intrapartum care with planned home birth in Minnesota. Logistic regression models estimated the odds of a planned home birth versus hospital birth as a function of miles to hospital‐based intrapartum care.ResultsThe number of hospitals offering birth services in Minnesota declined by 11% from 2011 to 2016. Moderate (>20 ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Elise Parks Santangelo, Theresa Osypuk, Susan M. Mason Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Women's Perceptions of Barriers and Facilitators to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean in the United States: An Integrative Review
Conclusion drawing and verification were completed using data displays, data analysis, and comparison.ResultsSixteen resources met inclusion criteria. Factors identified by women with a history of cesarean that act as facilitators or barriers to achieving a vaginal birth after cesarean included (1) individual factors (knowledge, body, and psychological), (2) social factors (culture and social support), and (3) systemic factors (perinatal care provider, health system, and financial). Some factors related to barriers and facilitators reflected opposing aspects of the same phenomenon on a continuum.DiscussionEnhancing facilit...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Bridget Basile Ibrahim, Holly Powell Kennedy, Robin Whittemore Tags: Review Source Type: research

Current Resources for Evidence ‐Based Practice, May/June 2020
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mary K. Barger Tags: Evidence ‐Based Practice Source Type: research

The Second Victim Phenomenon: How Are Midwives Affected?
AbstractPerinatal care providers are likely to encounter adverse events such as intrapartum emergencies, traumatic births, or maternal or fetal deaths. As a result of being directly or indirectly involved in an adverse event, health care providers can be considered second victims. The experience of the second victim phenomenon can lead to significant physical, psychological, and psychosocial sequelae that can negatively impact the provider's personal and professional life for either a short or long duration of time. When health care providers experience an adverse event, they may manifest symptoms of guilt, shame, blame, f...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Linda R. McDaniel, Charlotte Morris Tags: Review Source Type: research

Predicting Postpartum Hemorrhage After Vaginal Birth by Labor Phenotype
This study utilized the Consortium for Safe Labor dataset (2002 ‐2008) and examined term, singleton, vaginal births. Using 16 variables describing the labor and birth processes, a latent class analysis was performed to describe distinct labor process phenotypes.ResultsOf 24,729 births, 1167 (4.72%) women experienced PPH. Five phenotypes best fit the data, reflecting labor interventions, duration, and complications. Women who had shorter duration of admission after spontaneous labor onset (admitted in latent or active labor) had the lowest rate of PPH (3.8% ‐3.9%). The 2 phenotypes of labor progress characterized by wom...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Elise N. Erickson, Christopher S. Lee, Nicole S. Carlson Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, Volume 65, Issue 2, Page 1-5, March/April 2020. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Staying Healthy on a Vegetarian Diet During Pregnancy
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, Volume 65, Issue 2, Page 291-292, March/April 2020. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Tags: Share with Women Source Type: research

Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Midwifery
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, Volume 65, Issue 2, Page 193-194, March/April 2020. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Frances E. Likis, Tekoa L. King Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Current Resources for Evidence ‐Based Practice, March/April 2020
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, Volume 65, Issue 2, Page 276-282, March/April 2020. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mary K. Barger Tags: Evidence ‐Based Practice Source Type: research

Updates from the Literature, March/April 2020
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, Volume 65, Issue 2, Page 283-287, March/April 2020. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Amy Alspaugh Tags: Updates From the Literature Source Type: research

Abnormal Pap Test Results
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, Volume 65, Issue 2, Page 289-290, March/April 2020. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Frances Likis Tags: Share with Women Source Type: research

Next Steps for Transforming Maternity Care: What Strong Start Birth Center Outcomes Tell Us
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Jill Alliman, Kate Bauer Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Women's Perceptions on the Use of Video Technology in Early Labor: Being Able to See
This study examined women's perspectives on the potential use of this technology.MethodsFocus groups and individual interviews were conducted with 23 English ‐speaking women who experienced spontaneous labor within the last year. The recordings were transcribed verbatim. Content analysis was used to interpret women's perceptions.ResultsThe women identified potential advantages of video technology in early labor connected to the major theme of being able to see, which could enable closer human connections between the intrapartum care provider, the woman, and her partner, as well as better assessments of labor. This human ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mary Ann Faucher, Holly Powell Kennedy Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Exploring Beliefs About Exercise Among Pregnant Women in Rural Communities
This study was the first to report beliefs about exercise during pregnancy in a rural setting. Responses in the current study suggest potential gaps in knowledge of evidence ‐based information regarding physical activity during pregnancy. Beliefs as well as reported barriers and facilitators of physical activity during pregnancy were similar those reported in other populations. In addition, access to resources (or lack of) appears to be an important facilitator (or ba rrier) among women in rural settings; thus, developing strategies designed to overcome this barrier, specifically in rural areas, is critically important. ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Rachel Tinius, Taniya Singh Nagpal, Kolbi Edens, Cathryn Duchette, Maire Blankenship Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

How Collaborative Practice Agreements Impede the Administration of Vital Women's Health Services
This study used univariable and multivariable logistic regression to examine the financial and administrative constraints collaborative practice agreements place on NPs and CNMs.ResultsThe median fee to establish a collaborative agreement was $500 (n = 25; interquartile range [IQR], $175 ‐$1200; range, $30‐$3000). The monthly median fee to maintain a collaborative agreement was $500 (n = 29; IQR, $250‐$1200; range, $100‐$2000). NPs and CNMs working in rural areas and remotely are more likely to encounter barriers to practice. Similarly, the loss or lack of supervising physic ians and fees were also identified as im...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Brendan Martin, Kyrani Reneau Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

A Pilot Study Evaluating the Effectiveness of the 5As of Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain
DiscussionThe 5As Tool is effective at initiating HCP ‐mediated GWG counseling; further research is needed to examine the usefulness of the 5As in clinical practice throughout the length of a full pregnancy. Whether the uptake of the 5As tool contributes to prenatal behavior change remains to be established. Future steps include modifying the tool ba sed on HCP feedback, the development of novel knowledge translation tools, and improved HCP and patient education. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Ashley Weeks, Lyra Halili, Zachary M. Ferraro, Alysha LJ Harvey, Raywat Deonandan, Kristi B. Adamo Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Toward a Workforce That Reliably Delivers High ‐Value Maternity Care in the United States
Journal of Midwifery& Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Carol Sakala Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Mediolateral Episiotomy: Technique, Practice, and Training
This article describes performance of a mediolateral episiotomy in a situation of fetal bradycardia. Technical aspects of the incision and repair are described, and outcome data and knowledge gaps are summarized. Implications for practice, clinical competency, and education are reviewed. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 29, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: Sally Rollow Hersh, Cathy L. Emeis Tags: Clinical Rounds Source Type: research

Maneuvering Through a Birth Complicated by Shoulder Dystocia
AbstractShoulder dystocia is an unpredictable intrapartum emergency with potentially devastating consequences. In this article, the etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical management of shoulder dystocia are reviewed; institutional readiness and potential legal implications are discussed. Also considered are posttraumatic stress disorder and secondary traumatic stress, adverse psychological consequences that may be experienced by women, midwives, and other intrapartum care providers, including staff. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 4, 2020 Category: Midwifery Authors: J. Frances Sahrphillips, Cheri Van Hoover Tags: Clinical Rounds Source Type: research