Community midwives views of postnatal care in the UK; A descriptive qualitative study
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: In a context of short postnatal hospital stays, community midwives appear to be responding to women's needs and service pressures in the postnatal period. Wider implementation of specific strategies to organise and deliver support to women and babies may further improve care and outcomes.PMID:34808526 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103183 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 22, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Farina Kokab Eleanor Jones Laura Goodwin Beck Taylor Sara Kenyon Source Type: research

Community midwives views of postnatal care in the UK; A descriptive qualitative study
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: In a context of short postnatal hospital stays, community midwives appear to be responding to women's needs and service pressures in the postnatal period. Wider implementation of specific strategies to organise and deliver support to women and babies may further improve care and outcomes.PMID:34808526 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103183 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 22, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Farina Kokab Eleanor Jones Laura Goodwin Beck Taylor Sara Kenyon Source Type: research

Associations of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time with pregnancy-specific health-related quality of life
Midwifery. 2021 Nov 11;104:103202. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103202. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: To examine associations of objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior (SED) with pregnancy-specific health-related quality of life (QoL) across pregnancy trimesters.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women (N=131, mean age 30.9 years ± 4.9) were recruited from two large health care systems in the United States. MVPA and SED were estimated using a waist-worn ActiGraph GT3X and thigh-worn activPAL3 micro, respectively, for seven days in each trimester of pregnancy. Que...
Source: Midwifery - November 21, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Kara M Whitaker Melissa A Jones McKenzie K Wallace Janet Catov Bethany Barone Gibbs Source Type: research

Associations of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time with pregnancy-specific health-related quality of life
Midwifery. 2021 Nov 11;104:103202. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103202. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: To examine associations of objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior (SED) with pregnancy-specific health-related quality of life (QoL) across pregnancy trimesters.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women (N=131, mean age 30.9 years ± 4.9) were recruited from two large health care systems in the United States. MVPA and SED were estimated using a waist-worn ActiGraph GT3X and thigh-worn activPAL3 micro, respectively, for seven days in each trimester of pregnancy. Que...
Source: Midwifery - November 21, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Kara M Whitaker Melissa A Jones McKenzie K Wallace Janet Catov Bethany Barone Gibbs Source Type: research

'A small person that we made' - Parental conceptualisation of the unborn child: A constructivist grounded theory
CONCLUSIONS: Given the convoluted and individualised nature of the parental-fetal tie, accurate measurement of this through the use of self-report instruments is likely to remain challenging. Instead, midwives can talk to expectant parents in-depth about their feelings regarding the unborn child and seek to address any concerns. Further longitudinal research spanning the transition to parenthood is needed to understand the postpartum sequelae of the processes observed antenatally.PMID:34800776 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103198 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 20, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Nicole Borg Cunen Julie Jomeen Angela Poat Rita Borg Xuereb Source Type: research

'A small person that we made' - Parental conceptualisation of the unborn child: A constructivist grounded theory
CONCLUSIONS: Given the convoluted and individualised nature of the parental-fetal tie, accurate measurement of this through the use of self-report instruments is likely to remain challenging. Instead, midwives can talk to expectant parents in-depth about their feelings regarding the unborn child and seek to address any concerns. Further longitudinal research spanning the transition to parenthood is needed to understand the postpartum sequelae of the processes observed antenatally.PMID:34800776 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103198 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 20, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Nicole Borg Cunen Julie Jomeen Angela Poat Rita Borg Xuereb Source Type: research

Models of Maternal Healthcare for African refugee women in High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review
CONCLUSIONS: The lack of evidence regarding the impact of care models on the maternal healthcare outcomes of African refugees highlights the need to improve care evaluations. These results reinforce the importance of education and interventions to build refugee women's health literacy and strength-based communication approaches supported by multidisciplinary, multilingual and highly trained teams of health professionals. There is also a need to involve African refugee women in shared decision making.IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The findings suggest the need for universal access to a woman-centred whole-of-system care approac...
Source: Midwifery - November 18, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Carolyne Njue Sonia Sharmin Angela Dawson Source Type: research

Models of Maternal Healthcare for African refugee women in High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review
CONCLUSIONS: The lack of evidence regarding the impact of care models on the maternal healthcare outcomes of African refugees highlights the need to improve care evaluations. These results reinforce the importance of education and interventions to build refugee women's health literacy and strength-based communication approaches supported by multidisciplinary, multilingual and highly trained teams of health professionals. There is also a need to involve African refugee women in shared decision making.IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The findings suggest the need for universal access to a woman-centred whole-of-system care approac...
Source: Midwifery - November 18, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Carolyne Njue Sonia Sharmin Angela Dawson Source Type: research

Trauma informed care education for midwives: An integrative review
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Midwives are well placed to deliver trauma informed care. Trauma informed care education for midwives is limited. Given the impact of perinatal trauma, further trauma informed care education and research is paramount.PMID:34788724 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103197 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 17, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Trish Long Christina Aggar Sandra Grace Tamsin Thomas Source Type: research

Weight stigma and prenatal physical activity: Exploring the perspectives of pregnant women living with obesity
CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: By increasing body positive representation of pregnant women exercising and offering person-centered prenatal PA recommendations, maternal PA may improve including women living with obesity. Findings from this work can inform future PA interventions, health promotion programming, and prescriptions from prenatal care providers to implement person-oriented strategies to prevent weight stigma and improve the delivery of care for pregnant women living with obesity.PMID:34788725 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103186 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 17, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Taniya S Nagpal Rebecca H Liu Maxine Myre Laura Gaudet Jocelynn Cook Danilo F da Silva Kristi B Adamo Source Type: research

Trauma informed care education for midwives: An integrative review
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Midwives are well placed to deliver trauma informed care. Trauma informed care education for midwives is limited. Given the impact of perinatal trauma, further trauma informed care education and research is paramount.PMID:34788724 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103197 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 17, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Trish Long Christina Aggar Sandra Grace Tamsin Thomas Source Type: research

Weight stigma and prenatal physical activity: Exploring the perspectives of pregnant women living with obesity
CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: By increasing body positive representation of pregnant women exercising and offering person-centered prenatal PA recommendations, maternal PA may improve including women living with obesity. Findings from this work can inform future PA interventions, health promotion programming, and prescriptions from prenatal care providers to implement person-oriented strategies to prevent weight stigma and improve the delivery of care for pregnant women living with obesity.PMID:34788725 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103186 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 17, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Taniya S Nagpal Rebecca H Liu Maxine Myre Laura Gaudet Jocelynn Cook Danilo F da Silva Kristi B Adamo Source Type: research

Adherence to Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (IFAS) intake among pregnant women: A systematic review meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: This review yielded evidence that having one pregnancy, having anaemia, and having satisfactory knowledge of both anaemia and iron and folic acid supplementation were positively associated with iron and folic acid supplementation adherence.PMID:34784576 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103185 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 16, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Ita Daryanti Saragih Eva Felipe Dimog Ice Septriani Saragih Chia-Ju Lin Source Type: research

Adherence to Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (IFAS) intake among pregnant women: A systematic review meta-analysis
CONCLUSIONS: This review yielded evidence that having one pregnancy, having anaemia, and having satisfactory knowledge of both anaemia and iron and folic acid supplementation were positively associated with iron and folic acid supplementation adherence.PMID:34784576 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103185 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 16, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Ita Daryanti Saragih Eva Felipe Dimog Ice Septriani Saragih Chia-Ju Lin Source Type: research

Sexual health issues postpartum-A mixed methods study of women's help-seeking behavior after the birth of their first baby
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Very few women consulted with a clinician about their experience of sexual health issues after birth. Findings will contribute to and assist policy makers in planning future postnatal services for women to include extending the final postnatal assessment beyond six weeks after birth.PMID:34767981 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103196 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 12, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Deirdre O'Malley Valerie Smith Agnes Higgins Source Type: research

Sexual health issues postpartum-A mixed methods study of women's help-seeking behavior after the birth of their first baby
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Very few women consulted with a clinician about their experience of sexual health issues after birth. Findings will contribute to and assist policy makers in planning future postnatal services for women to include extending the final postnatal assessment beyond six weeks after birth.PMID:34767981 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103196 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 12, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Deirdre O'Malley Valerie Smith Agnes Higgins Source Type: research

Sexual health issues postpartum-A mixed methods study of women's help-seeking behavior after the birth of their first baby
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Very few women consulted with a clinician about their experience of sexual health issues after birth. Findings will contribute to and assist policy makers in planning future postnatal services for women to include extending the final postnatal assessment beyond six weeks after birth.PMID:34767981 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103196 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 12, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Deirdre O'Malley Valerie Smith Agnes Higgins Source Type: research

Deaf women's experiences of maternity and primary care: An integrative review
CONCLUSIONS: Current care provisions do not always meet the needs of the deaf BSL using women who use maternity services. Midwives should be aware of deafness as a culture and how to best meet the needs of the community to improve health outcomes for women and their babies.PMID:34763178 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103190 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 11, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Meghan Luton Helen T Allan Herminder Kaur Source Type: research

Monitored but not sufficiently guided - A qualitative descriptive interview study of maternity care experiences and needs in women with chronic medical conditions
CONCLUSIONS: Across various types of chronic medical conditions, women expressed a need for increased continuity in specialised maternity care. Healthcare professionals should help women with chronic medical conditions navigate the healthcare system and interpret complex information.IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Pregnancy should be recognised as a significant life event, even though the childbearing woman is living with a chronic medical condition, and professionals should emphasise the aspects of pregnancy that develop uncomplicated. Information about the anticipated development of chronic medical conditions postpartum and c...
Source: Midwifery - November 11, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mette K Hansen Julie Midtgaard Hanne K Hegaard Lotte Broberg Mie G de Wolff Source Type: research

Deaf women's experiences of maternity and primary care: An integrative review
CONCLUSIONS: Current care provisions do not always meet the needs of the deaf BSL using women who use maternity services. Midwives should be aware of deafness as a culture and how to best meet the needs of the community to improve health outcomes for women and their babies.PMID:34763178 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103190 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 11, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Meghan Luton Helen T Allan Herminder Kaur Source Type: research

Monitored but not sufficiently guided - A qualitative descriptive interview study of maternity care experiences and needs in women with chronic medical conditions
CONCLUSIONS: Across various types of chronic medical conditions, women expressed a need for increased continuity in specialised maternity care. Healthcare professionals should help women with chronic medical conditions navigate the healthcare system and interpret complex information.IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Pregnancy should be recognised as a significant life event, even though the childbearing woman is living with a chronic medical condition, and professionals should emphasise the aspects of pregnancy that develop uncomplicated. Information about the anticipated development of chronic medical conditions postpartum and c...
Source: Midwifery - November 11, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mette K Hansen Julie Midtgaard Hanne K Hegaard Lotte Broberg Mie G de Wolff Source Type: research

Exploring pain characteristics in nulliparous women; A precursor to developing support for women in the latent phase of labour
Midwifery. 2021 Oct 25;104:103174. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103174. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Admission to hospital in the latent phase of labour is associated with a cascade of unnecessary intervention. Women who seek early hospital admission may have heightened fear and anxiety in relation to pain routed in their pre-pregnancy experiences.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of pain catastrophising in a healthy non-pregnant population and explore previous pain experiences and fear of childbirth as characteristics that might predict pain catastrophising.DESIGN: Prospective observational study across two ...
Source: Midwifery - November 9, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Carol J Clark Guste Kalanaviciute Vanessa Bartholomew Helen Cheyne Vanora A Hundley Source Type: research

Evaluation of psychological training for nurses and midwives to optimise care for women with perinatal depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Midwifery. 2021 Sep 30;104:103160. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103160. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTObjective Perinatal depression is linked to poor maternal health and infant development outcomes. The World Health Organization recommends expanding the mental health education and training of primary care providers to improve the quality of perinatal depression care. The present study evaluated the effect of various psychological training methods on nurses' and midwives' competence in administering care to and alleviating symptoms in patients with perinatal depression. Methods A comprehensive search of the PubMed, MEDLINE, Co...
Source: Midwifery - November 9, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Tsuei-Hung Wang Ya-Ling Tzeng Yu-Kuei Teng Lee-Wen Pai Tzu-Pei Yeh Source Type: research

The effectiveness of psychoeducation interventions on prenatal attachment: A systematic review
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The preliminary evidence suggests that psychoeducation interventions have potential favorable effects on maternal fetal attachment and can enhance paternal fetal attachment. However, more studies are needed for investigating the effects of psychoeducation on paternal fetal attachment and for enhancing the validity of the evidence. Our review recommends that healthcare professionals to include psychoeducation as a part of their prenatal care for promoting prenatal attachment. Common characteristics of the interventions could act as references when designing psychoeducation programs...
Source: Midwifery - November 9, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Wing Shan Yuen Hiu Ching Lo Wing Nga Wong Fei Wan Ngai Source Type: research

Exploring pain characteristics in nulliparous women; A precursor to developing support for women in the latent phase of labour
Midwifery. 2021 Oct 25;104:103174. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103174. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Admission to hospital in the latent phase of labour is associated with a cascade of unnecessary intervention. Women who seek early hospital admission may have heightened fear and anxiety in relation to pain routed in their pre-pregnancy experiences.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of pain catastrophising in a healthy non-pregnant population and explore previous pain experiences and fear of childbirth as characteristics that might predict pain catastrophising.DESIGN: Prospective observational study across two ...
Source: Midwifery - November 9, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Carol J Clark Guste Kalanaviciute Vanessa Bartholomew Helen Cheyne Vanora A Hundley Source Type: research

Evaluation of psychological training for nurses and midwives to optimise care for women with perinatal depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Midwifery. 2021 Sep 30;104:103160. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103160. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTObjective Perinatal depression is linked to poor maternal health and infant development outcomes. The World Health Organization recommends expanding the mental health education and training of primary care providers to improve the quality of perinatal depression care. The present study evaluated the effect of various psychological training methods on nurses' and midwives' competence in administering care to and alleviating symptoms in patients with perinatal depression. Methods A comprehensive search of the PubMed, MEDLINE, Co...
Source: Midwifery - November 9, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Tsuei-Hung Wang Ya-Ling Tzeng Yu-Kuei Teng Lee-Wen Pai Tzu-Pei Yeh Source Type: research

The effectiveness of psychoeducation interventions on prenatal attachment: A systematic review
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The preliminary evidence suggests that psychoeducation interventions have potential favorable effects on maternal fetal attachment and can enhance paternal fetal attachment. However, more studies are needed for investigating the effects of psychoeducation on paternal fetal attachment and for enhancing the validity of the evidence. Our review recommends that healthcare professionals to include psychoeducation as a part of their prenatal care for promoting prenatal attachment. Common characteristics of the interventions could act as references when designing psychoeducation programs...
Source: Midwifery - November 9, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Wing Shan Yuen Hiu Ching Lo Wing Nga Wong Fei Wan Ngai Source Type: research

Exploring pain characteristics in nulliparous women; A precursor to developing support for women in the latent phase of labour
Midwifery. 2021 Oct 25;104:103174. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103174. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Admission to hospital in the latent phase of labour is associated with a cascade of unnecessary intervention. Women who seek early hospital admission may have heightened fear and anxiety in relation to pain routed in their pre-pregnancy experiences.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of pain catastrophising in a healthy non-pregnant population and explore previous pain experiences and fear of childbirth as characteristics that might predict pain catastrophising.DESIGN: Prospective observational study across two ...
Source: Midwifery - November 9, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Carol J Clark Guste Kalanaviciute Vanessa Bartholomew Helen Cheyne Vanora A Hundley Source Type: research

Evaluation of psychological training for nurses and midwives to optimise care for women with perinatal depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Midwifery. 2021 Sep 30;104:103160. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103160. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTObjective Perinatal depression is linked to poor maternal health and infant development outcomes. The World Health Organization recommends expanding the mental health education and training of primary care providers to improve the quality of perinatal depression care. The present study evaluated the effect of various psychological training methods on nurses' and midwives' competence in administering care to and alleviating symptoms in patients with perinatal depression. Methods A comprehensive search of the PubMed, MEDLINE, Co...
Source: Midwifery - November 9, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Tsuei-Hung Wang Ya-Ling Tzeng Yu-Kuei Teng Lee-Wen Pai Tzu-Pei Yeh Source Type: research

The effectiveness of psychoeducation interventions on prenatal attachment: A systematic review
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The preliminary evidence suggests that psychoeducation interventions have potential favorable effects on maternal fetal attachment and can enhance paternal fetal attachment. However, more studies are needed for investigating the effects of psychoeducation on paternal fetal attachment and for enhancing the validity of the evidence. Our review recommends that healthcare professionals to include psychoeducation as a part of their prenatal care for promoting prenatal attachment. Common characteristics of the interventions could act as references when designing psychoeducation programs...
Source: Midwifery - November 9, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Wing Shan Yuen Hiu Ching Lo Wing Nga Wong Fei Wan Ngai Source Type: research

"Putting the baby back in the body": The re-embodiment of pregnancy to enhance safety in a free-standing birth center
Midwifery. 2021 Oct 25;104:103172. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103172. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe general discourse in most countries is that technological surveillance during pregnancy and childbirth is synonymous with safety, while women's individual experiences are less likely regarded as critical. The aim of this ethnographic study at a birth center in Germany was to describe how midwives and their clients construct risk and safety. The data collection methods included participant observation and semi-structured interviews. 'Putting the baby back in the body' was the major theme that emerged, supported by three sub...
Source: Midwifery - November 8, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Nancy Iris Stone Soo Downe Fiona Dykes Barbara Katz Rothman Source Type: research

Fear of childbirth: Validation study of the Chinese version of Wijma delivery expectancy/experience questionnaire version A
CONCLUSION: The Chinese version of the Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire (Version A) is a reliable and valid instrument to measure antenatal fear of childbirth among Chinese women.PMID:34749123 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103188 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 8, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Theodora Hei Tung Lai Shuk Tak Kwok Weilan Wang Mimi Tin Yan Seto Ka Wang Cheung Source Type: research

Perceived stress and support preferences during bed rest in twin pregnancies: A cross-sectional online survey
CONCLUSIONS: Women pregnant with twins who are recommended bed rest identify many sources of stress. Our findings suggest a need for stress-management interventions targeting this population.PMID:34749124 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103189 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 8, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Madeline E Lawrence Lucas Carr Kimberly Hart Kara M Whitaker Source Type: research

The effectiveness of psychological interventions for pregnant women with anxiety in the antenatal period: A systematic review
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Healthcare professionals need to be aware of the potential benefits of mindfulness based interventions in practice. There is some evidence to support their use in the antenatal period, however, there remains insufficient evidence to confidently advocate for their use in practice. Follow-up research needs to be conducted on the efficacy of mindfulness based interventions on women with anxiety in the antenatal period using rigorous RCT's. Education and training of Midwives to help promote and use this intervention is recommended.PMID:34749125 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103169 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 8, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Fiona Callanan Teresa Tuohy Ann-Marie Bright Annmarie Grealish Source Type: research

Whose decision? Caesarean section and women with physical disabilities in Northern Vietnam: A qualitative study
CONCLUSIONS: Many women with physical disabilities are not given the opportunity to exercise informed choices around childbirth options. Women in Vietnam who live with physical disabilities should be empowered to make informed decisions about childbirth. It is recommended that professional guidelines and training are revised to properly engage women with physical disabilities in joint decision-making for the birth of their children.PMID:34740027 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103175 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 5, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Thi Vinh Nguyen Julie King Niki Edwards Michael P Dunne Source Type: research

Whose decision? Caesarean section and women with physical disabilities in Northern Vietnam: A qualitative study
CONCLUSIONS: Many women with physical disabilities are not given the opportunity to exercise informed choices around childbirth options. Women in Vietnam who live with physical disabilities should be empowered to make informed decisions about childbirth. It is recommended that professional guidelines and training are revised to properly engage women with physical disabilities in joint decision-making for the birth of their children.PMID:34740027 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103175 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 5, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Thi Vinh Nguyen Julie King Niki Edwards Michael P Dunne Source Type: research

Whose decision? Caesarean section and women with physical disabilities in Northern Vietnam: A qualitative study
CONCLUSIONS: Many women with physical disabilities are not given the opportunity to exercise informed choices around childbirth options. Women in Vietnam who live with physical disabilities should be empowered to make informed decisions about childbirth. It is recommended that professional guidelines and training are revised to properly engage women with physical disabilities in joint decision-making for the birth of their children.PMID:34740027 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103175 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 5, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Thi Vinh Nguyen Julie King Niki Edwards Michael P Dunne Source Type: research

Whose decision? Caesarean section and women with physical disabilities in Northern Vietnam: A qualitative study
CONCLUSIONS: Many women with physical disabilities are not given the opportunity to exercise informed choices around childbirth options. Women in Vietnam who live with physical disabilities should be empowered to make informed decisions about childbirth. It is recommended that professional guidelines and training are revised to properly engage women with physical disabilities in joint decision-making for the birth of their children.PMID:34740027 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103175 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 5, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Thi Vinh Nguyen Julie King Niki Edwards Michael P Dunne Source Type: research

Becoming an adolescent mother: The experiences of young Indonesian new mothers living with their extended families
DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Our findings contribute to understandings of experiences to becoming mothers among Indonesian adolescents living with extended family. Results can be used by healthcare providers, especially nurses and midwives, to develop cultural care interventions and educational program for maternity and psychosocial care for adolescent mothers and their families towards success in the transition period and maternal role attainment.PMID:34736015 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103170 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 4, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: None Erfina Erfina None Widyawati Widyawati Lisa McKenna Sonia Reisenhofer Djauhar Ismail Source Type: research

Maternal health care for refugee women - A qualitative review
CONCLUSIONS: Maternal health care professionals face different barriers when providing maternal health care to refugee (and migrant) women such as communication barriers, coordinating care and handling women's diversity.IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Initiating and enhancing public health activities such as training courses for professionals that convey general principles such as woman-centered care or communication techniques are valuable opportunities to improve asylum seeking refugee (and migrant) women's maternal health care.PMID:34736016 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103157 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 4, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Anne Kasper Lea-Marie Mohwinkel Anna Christina Nowak Petra Kolip Source Type: research

When student midwives are present during labour and childbirth in a peer-learning model: An interview study of parents in Sweden
CONCLUSIONS: The parent couple was able to build a trustful relationship with both students. Furthermore, could parents only see advantages for students in a peer-learning model. Parents reported generous support and were willing to contribute to student education. Parents took advantage of the learning taking place between the two students. The model deserves to be incorporated in the midwifery-student internships to complement more individually assisted births.PMID:34736017 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103173 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 4, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Sofia Zwedberg Mia Barimani Source Type: research

The postnatal experiences of resettled Syrian refugee women: Access to healthcare and social support in Nova Scotia, Canada
CONCLUSION: Resettled Syrian refugee women in Nova Scotia, Canada experience a range of barriers that limits their access to postnatal healthcare. Policy change, program development, and/or interventions are needed to improve access to postnatal services and supports for resettled Syrian women in Canada.PMID:34736018 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103171 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - November 4, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Emma Stirling Cameron Megan Aston Howard Ramos Marwa Kuri Lois Jackson Source Type: research

Contraceptive counseling about adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception: Exploration of narratives found in web-based discussion boards
CONCLUSIONS: according to statements made by posters who have experience of adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception, contraceptive counseling have room for improvement in regard to inclusion of comprehensive information about adverse reactions. The findings illustrate the importance that clients who experience adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception feel they are acknowledged and offered adequate support.IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: echoing guidelines for high-quality contraceptive counseling, the narratives provide further weight that professionals need to have adequate training and resources to offer compre...
Source: Midwifery - October 30, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Jenny Stern Moa Sterner Molin Maja Fernaeus Susanne Georgsson Tommy Carlsson Source Type: research

Contraceptive counseling about adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception: Exploration of narratives found in web-based discussion boards
CONCLUSIONS: according to statements made by posters who have experience of adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception, contraceptive counseling have room for improvement in regard to inclusion of comprehensive information about adverse reactions. The findings illustrate the importance that clients who experience adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception feel they are acknowledged and offered adequate support.IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: echoing guidelines for high-quality contraceptive counseling, the narratives provide further weight that professionals need to have adequate training and resources to offer compre...
Source: Midwifery - October 30, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Jenny Stern Moa Sterner Molin Maja Fernaeus Susanne Georgsson Tommy Carlsson Source Type: research

Contraceptive counseling about adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception: Exploration of narratives found in web-based discussion boards
CONCLUSIONS: according to statements made by posters who have experience of adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception, contraceptive counseling have room for improvement in regard to inclusion of comprehensive information about adverse reactions. The findings illustrate the importance that clients who experience adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception feel they are acknowledged and offered adequate support.IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: echoing guidelines for high-quality contraceptive counseling, the narratives provide further weight that professionals need to have adequate training and resources to offer compre...
Source: Midwifery - October 30, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Jenny Stern Moa Sterner Molin Maja Fernaeus Susanne Georgsson Tommy Carlsson Source Type: research

Contraceptive counseling about adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception: Exploration of narratives found in web-based discussion boards
CONCLUSIONS: according to statements made by posters who have experience of adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception, contraceptive counseling have room for improvement in regard to inclusion of comprehensive information about adverse reactions. The findings illustrate the importance that clients who experience adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception feel they are acknowledged and offered adequate support.IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: echoing guidelines for high-quality contraceptive counseling, the narratives provide further weight that professionals need to have adequate training and resources to offer compre...
Source: Midwifery - October 30, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Jenny Stern Moa Sterner Molin Maja Fernaeus Susanne Georgsson Tommy Carlsson Source Type: research

Contraceptive counseling about adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception: Exploration of narratives found in web-based discussion boards
CONCLUSIONS: according to statements made by posters who have experience of adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception, contraceptive counseling have room for improvement in regard to inclusion of comprehensive information about adverse reactions. The findings illustrate the importance that clients who experience adverse reactions of intrauterine contraception feel they are acknowledged and offered adequate support.IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: echoing guidelines for high-quality contraceptive counseling, the narratives provide further weight that professionals need to have adequate training and resources to offer compre...
Source: Midwifery - October 30, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Jenny Stern Moa Sterner Molin Maja Fernaeus Susanne Georgsson Tommy Carlsson Source Type: research

Comments on: "Vitamin D, preeclampsia and prematurity: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational and interventional studies"
Midwifery. 2021 Oct 20:103168. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103168. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34711433 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103168 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - October 29, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Elahe Mokhtari Parisa Rouhani Parvane Saneei Source Type: research

Comments on: "Vitamin D, preeclampsia and prematurity: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational and interventional studies"
Midwifery. 2021 Oct 20:103168. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103168. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34711433 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103168 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - October 29, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Elahe Mokhtari Parisa Rouhani Parvane Saneei Source Type: research

Why women utilize traditional rather than skilled birth attendants for maternity care in rural Nigeria: Implications for policies and programs
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The continued use of TBA is a major challenge in efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3 in Nigeria. We conclude that efforts to address the factors identified by community stakeholders as inhibiting the use of SBAs will promote skilled birth attendance and reduce maternal mortality in rural Nigeria.PMID:34700126 | DOI:10.1016/j.midw.2021.103158 (Source: Midwifery)
Source: Midwifery - October 26, 2021 Category: Midwifery Authors: Lorretta Favour Chizomam Ntoimo Friday Ehbodaghe Okonofua Chioma Ekwo Tosin Ojuolape Solanke Brian Igboin Wilson Imongan Sanni Yaya Source Type: research