Indian migrant women's experiences of motherhood and postnatal support in Australia: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: This study gives a unique insight into the experiences of Indian migrant women following birth. There is a need for culturally sensitive and appropriate postnatal services that encourage Indian men to support their partners and help women to find alternative sources of culturally appropriate support. It is vital that mental health support is a key component of any such program of care. PMID: 31630995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - October 17, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Rao VS, Dahleen H, Razee H Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Midwifery students' perspectives on how role models contribute to becoming a midwife: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Role models contribute to the development of students' skills, attitudes, behaviors, identity as midwife and trust in physiological childbirth. More explicit and critical attention to how and what students learn from role models can enrich the education program. PMID: 31611186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - October 11, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Nieuwenhuijze MJ, Thompson SM, Gudmundsdottir EY, Gottfreðsdóttir H Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

What are women's mode of birth preferences and why? A systematic scoping review.
CONCLUSION: To help ensure women receive the required care that is aligned with their preferences, processes of shared decision-making should be implemented. Shared decision-making has the potential to reduce the rate of unnecessary interventions, and also improve the willingness of women to accept a medically-indicated caesarean section in low-income countries. PMID: 31607640 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - October 10, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Coates D, Thirukumar P, Spear V, Brown G, Henry A Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Powerless responsibility: A feminist study of women's experiences of caring for their late preterm babies.
CONCLUSION: Women whose babies are born late preterm would benefit from greater consideration in relation to their needs, rather than the focus being almost exclusively on their babies. PMID: 31601482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - October 7, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Cescutti-Butler L, Hewitt-Taylor J, Hemingway A Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

"It's not easy" - A qualitative study of lifestyle change during pregnancy.
CONCLUSION: Childbearing women want lifestyle advice that supports positive lifestyle change during pregnancy and health professionals, including midwives, must be proactive as they provide it. Other factors that impact on childbearing women's capability and opportunity to make lifestyle change should be considered when providing advice that supports positive lifestyle behaviour change. PMID: 31587965 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - October 3, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Walker RE, Choi TST, Quong S, Hodges R, Truby H, Kumar A Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Acknowledging the primacy of continuity of care experiences in midwifery education.
DISCUSSION: The inclusion of continuity of care experience in midwifery programs in Australia became mandatory in 2010 requiring 20, however this number was reduced to 10 in 2014. Research has shown the beneficial outcomes of continuity of care experience to both students and women. Continuity of care experience builds mutual support and nurturing between women and students, fosters clinical confidence, resilience, and influences career goals. We require curriculum coherence with both structural and conceptual elements focusing on continuity of care experience. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Education standards tha...
Source: Women Birth - September 28, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Gamble J, Sidebotham M, Gilkison A, Davis D, Sweet L Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Breastfeeding: Australian Breastfeeding Association volunteers are positive deviants in Australian society.
CONCLUSIONS: Identifying positive deviants and supporting the broader community to adopt behaviours that explain improved breastfeeding outcomes could be powerful methods to produce change. PMID: 31563477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 25, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Tawia S, Bailey C, McGuire E, James J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The effects of a severe perineal trauma prevention program in an Australian tertiary hospital: An observational study.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevention program is associated with reduced rates of severe perineal trauma. The challenge for the service is to maintain this positive change. PMID: 31537498 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 16, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Borrman MJ, Davis D, Porteous A, Lim B Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Development and validation of the Australian Midwifery Standards Assessment Tool (AMSAT) to the Australian Midwife Standards for Practice 2018.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that the re-developed AMSAT is a valid, reliable and acceptable tool to assess midwifery students' performance against the Australian Midwife Standards for Practice This user-friendly tool can be used to standardize midwifery student assessment in Australia and enable continued benchmarking across education programs. PMID: 31515183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 9, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Sweet L, Fleet J, Bull A, Downer T, Fox D, Bowman R, Ebert L, Graham K, Bass J, Muller A, Henderson A Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The oral health of Indigenous pregnant women: A mixed-methods systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The availability of culturally appropriate dental services that fulfilled the needs of Indigenous pregnant women varied between developed countries. This review highlighted the need for community-tailored dental services and a care coordinator to provide both education and assistance to those navigating services. PMID: 31501053 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 6, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Kong AC, Ramjan L, Sousa MS, Gwynne K, Goulding J, Jones N, Srinivas R, Rambaldini B, Moir R, George A Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The practice reality of ward based midwifery care: An exploration of aspirations and restrictions.
CONCLUSION: Thought must be given to how the art of midwifery is practiced on the ward. Ignoring the growing body of literature on this subject will be problematic for both midwives and women, as midwives will be disempowered to foster women's capabilities through tailored, supportive and respectful care. PMID: 31501054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 6, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Lewis L, Barnes C, Roberts L, McLeod L, Elliott A, Hauck YL Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Implementation and upscaling of midwifery continuity of care: The experience of midwives and obstetricians.
CONCLUSION: System change is challenging, but in order to improve access to midwifery CoC is necessary. PMID: 31474386 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 29, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Styles C, Kearney L, George K Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

What exercise advice are women receiving from their healthcare practitioners during pregnancy?
CONCLUSIONS: Healthcare practitioners may not be actively providing advice to pregnant women about their exercise behaviours. Of the advice that is provided, it may not in accordance with current evidence-based exercise during pregnancy guidelines. Whilst healthcare practitioners may be uniquely positioned to provide exercise advice to pregnant women, they may not have the necessary knowledge, training or support to provide specific exercise advice. PMID: 31466828 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 26, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Hayman M, Reaburn P, Alley S, Cannon S, Short C Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Attitudes towards breech management among a team of maternity clinicians in Australia undertaking breech training.
CONCLUSIONS: Participation in breech management training is beneficial to increasing clinician knowledge and assessment of risk and confidence towards discussing vaginal breech birth management, respect for women's choice and informed decision-making. PMID: 31455584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 24, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Rattray J, Rigg E, Partridge B, Taylor M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Influence and use of information sources about childbearing among Spanish pregnant women.
CONCLUSIONS: Midwives were identified as the key professionals for informing pregnant women. The most influential sources were always people (this underscoring the importance of the face-to-face contact in the search for information). Although new technologies offered support, were unable to replace the information provided by healthcare professionals. PMID: 31447406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 22, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Camacho-Morell F, Esparcia J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Cultural perspectives on vaginal birth after previous caesarean section in countries with high and low rates - A hermeneutic study.
CONCLUSION: In order to improve VBAC rates both maternity care settings and individual professionals need to reflect on their VBAC culture, and make make changes to develop a 'pro-VBAC culture'. PMID: 31445846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 21, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Lundgren I, Morano S, Nilsson C, Sinclair M, Begley C Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

A qualitative meta-synthesis of women's experiences of labor dystocia.
CONCLUSION: There is wide variation in the way women experience labor dystocia. Facilitation of the transition from healthy labor to labor dystocia can be supported by a fluid, adaptable method of caring for women in the face of uncertainty and loss of choice. PMID: 31422024 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 14, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Kissler K, Jones J, McFarland AK, Luchsinger J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Maternity care of women affected by female genital mutilation/cutting: An audit of two Australian hospitals.
CONCLUSIONS: Women with female genital mutilation/cutting make up more than 2% of the antenatal population in some Perth metropolitan maternity units. Health care provider knowledge of, and compliance with, the Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Clinical Guideline was poor in the two units studied. It appears that healthcare professionals need more education and training to provide affected women with the best care. PMID: 31420205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 13, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Shukralla HK, McGurgan P Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Love, Listen and Learn: Grandmothers' Experiences of Grief Following Their Child's Pregnancy Loss.
CONCLUSIONS: Early access to information and guidance, ongoing peer support with flexible delivery options, and involvement in memory making activities could reduce ambiguity and disenfranchisement. Increasing community education and participation in raising awareness was identified as a way for grandparents to honour their loss and support others. Further research could explore grandfathers' experiences, the longer-term outcomes for grandparents and families, and the impact of support strategies. PMID: 31387781 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 3, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Lockton J, Due C, Oxlad M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

"Being relieved and puzzled": A qualitative study of first time fathers' experiences postpartum in Jordan.
CONCLUSIONS: The first time fathers' experiences ranged from feelings of relief to puzzlement. The fathers experiences were shaped by religion, culture, and masculinity which suggests education during antepartum may enhance the experience. PMID: 31371178 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 30, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Al Tarawneh T, Shoqirat N, Almalik M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Infant feeding beliefs and practices of Arabic mothers in Australia.
CONCLUSION: The Arabic women in this study have expressed their need for further culturally sensitive care surrounding infant feeding knowledge and practices, and for that care to be situated in their community. Further intervention-based studies in the community focusing on culturally competent and sensitive care are recommended. PMID: 31353232 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 25, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Rehayem A, Taki S, Brown N, Denney-Wilson E Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Establishing teams aiming to provide culturally safe maternity care for Indigenous families.
CONCLUSION: A deliberate workforce investment at the early stages of team development is crucial when aiming to provide culturally safe maternity care that can respond to the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and families. PMID: 31345659 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 22, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Hickey S, Kildea S, Couchman K, Watego-Ivory K, West R, Kruske S, Blackman R, Watego S, Roe YL Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

"Our culture, how it is to be us" - Listening to Aboriginal women about on Country urban birthing.
CONCLUSION: The Birthing on Noongar Boodjar project Aboriginal women's data represents four generations of women's stories, experiences and expressions of childbearing, which highlighted that maternity care changes across time have failed to acknowledge and support Aboriginal women's cultural needs during childbearing. In terms of on Country urban birth, the women collectively expressed a strong desire to maintain cultural practices associated with childbirth, including birthing close to home (on Country); having family acknowledged and included throughout the perinatal period; and, having access to Aboriginal midwives, nu...
Source: Women Birth - July 22, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Marriott R, Reibel T, Coffin J, Gliddon J, Griffin D, Robinson M, Eades AM, Maddox J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Midwives' perceptions of barriers to exclusive breastfeeding in Bhutan: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: The study findings highlight the need for continuing professional development of midwives in relation to exclusive breastfeeding. Additionally, a review of the midwifery workforce model is recommended, to ensure midwives have time to provide women with breastfeeding support. PMID: 31337586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 20, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Pemo K, Phillips D, Hutchinson AM Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Evaluation of an Australian Aboriginal model of maternity care: The Malabar Community Midwifery Link Service.
CONCLUSIONS: Dedicated integrated continuity of midwifery care with wrap-around services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander mothers is highly valued and is culturally safe. The service is as safe as main stream services and promotes better clinical outcomes compared to national and state outcomes. PMID: 31326382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 18, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Hartz DL, Blain J, Caplice S, Allende T, Anderson S, Hall B, McGrath L, Williams K, Jarman H, Tracy SK Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Group antenatal care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: An acceptability study.
CONCLUSION: A foundation of acceptability exists upon which the implementation of a GAC model could offer benefits to Indigenous women in this health service. The positive response of the Indigenous health workers to the concept of GAC endorsed the potential of this model to contribute to the provision of culturally appropriate and effective antenatal care within mainstream services. PMID: 31326383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 17, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Brookfield J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Change is in the air: Reclaiming ancestral wisdom through Birthing on Country in Australia.
PMID: 31320294 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 16, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Marriott R, Chamberlain C Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Development, validation and reliability testing of 'Perinatal Bereavement Care Confidence Scale (PBCCS)'.
CONCLUSIONS: The PBCCS is a valid and reliable tool with good psychometric properties which can be used to measure midwives' confidence and the psychosocial factors thatimpact on their confidence to provide bereavement care. PMID: 31320295 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 16, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Kalu FA, Larkin P, Coughlan B Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Posttraumatic stress disorder in partners following severe postpartum haemorrhage: A prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSION: None of the partners developed posttraumatic stress disorder, revealing the resilience of young fathers. Because some partners reported severe postpartum haemorrhage as traumatic, we recommend sufficient information and support is provided during childbirth. PMID: 31307939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 13, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: van Steijn ME, Scheepstra KWF, Zaat TR, van der Post JAM, Olff M, van Pampus MG Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Best practice principles for research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in action: Case study of a safe infant sleep strategy.
CONCLUSIONS: Through adherence to best practice principles for research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs can be conducted in mutually acceptable, feasible and sustainable ways that develop capacity within participating health services. PMID: 31303540 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 11, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Young J, Watson K, Craigie L, Neville J, Hunt J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

A cross-sectional survey of pregnant women's perceptions of routine domestic and family violence screening and responses by midwives: Testing of three new tools.
CONCLUSIONS: Women value screening, even if DFV is not disclosed. Exploring women's experiences is central to ensuring quality care. PMID: 31296471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 8, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Creedy DK, Baird K, Gillespie K Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Understanding stillbirth stigma: A scoping literature review.
CONCLUSION: Further research which attempts to conceptualise stillbirth stigma and explores those experiences from a bereaved parent perspective is needed to help inform stigma reduction strategies. PMID: 31296472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 8, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Pollock D, Ziaian T, Pearson E, Cooper M, Warland J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Midwifery students' experiences and expectations of using a model of holistic reflection.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Use of a holistic model combined with integrative and structured reflective activities supports the scaffolded and developmental nature of reflection. Alignment of the model with a woman centred midwifery philosophy generates midwifery knowledge and reflects student expectations of their role as aspiring midwives. Midwives' attitudes regarding reflection influences students' perceptions of value. Quality of feedback provided by educators affects levels of student motivation and engagement with reflection. PMID: 31296473 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 8, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Bass J, Sidebotham M, Creedy D, Sweet L Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Analysing constructions of childbirth in the media; Moving possibilities for childbirth beyond gender essentialism.
CONCLUSION: Gender essentialism is an enduring phenomenon, underpinning seemingly opposing constructions of childbirth. Disengaging childbirth from essentialisms of woman's nature may create possibilities and meanings of childbirth that could be useful for childbearing women. PMID: 31288963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 6, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Kurz E, Davis D, Browne J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Induction of labour indications and timing: A systematic analysis of clinical guidelines.
CONCLUSION: Substantial variation in clinical practice guidelines for indications for induction exists. As guidelines rated of similar quality presented conflicting recommendations, guideline variability was not explained by guideline quality. Guideline variability may partly account for unexplained variation in induction of labour rates. PMID: 31285166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 5, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Coates D, Homer C, Wilson A, Deady L, Mason E, Foureur M, Henry A Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Perspectives on preconception health among migrant women in Australia: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Information for women addressing preconception health and pregnancy planning is limited. Our study demonstrates additional cultural and social nuances that need to be understood when working with migrant women. Discomfort raising reproductive and preconception health discussions with healthcare providers was a reported concern. Integration of culturally-sensitive preconception care within routine client assessments warrants exploration. Emphasis of the importance of preconception care for all women is needed. PMID: 31280974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 4, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Lang AY, Bartlett R, Robinson T, Boyle JA Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Implementing Birthing on Country services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families: RISE Framework.
CONCLUSIONS: Application of the RISE framework to plan, develop and monitor Birthing on Country services is likely to result in short and long-term health gains for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. PMID: 31279713 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - July 3, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Kildea S, Hickey S, Barclay L, Kruske S, Nelson C, Sherwood J, Allen J, Gao Y, Blackman R, Roe YL Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Cultural security in the perinatal period for Indigenous women in urban areas: a scoping review.
CONCLUSION: The scoping review results showed substantial qualitative evidence on Indigenous women's experience during the perinatal period in urban areas. In-depth analysis of these studies is required to inform future practice and policy on what works and what needs improvement. Culturally secure midwifery care shows promising results. PMID: 31262706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 28, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Marriott R, Strobel NA, Kendall S, Bowen A, Eades AM, Landes JK, Adams C, Reibel T Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Birthing As Country.
Abstract BACKGROUND: This case study explores the four pregnancy and birthing journeys of Wiradjuri & Ngemba-Wayilwan woman, Fleur Magick Dennis. Fleur provides a personal account of her journeys and relates them to socio-cultural issues surrounding her life during these times. Fleur experienced her first birth in hospital and her three next births at different locations out of hospital on Wiradjuri Country. Fleur is able to show that her personal wellbeing & healing and that of her family & community is linked to her having been able to birth according to her spiritual & cultural beliefs. The midw...
Source: Women Birth - June 27, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Magick Dennis F, Keedle H Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Reply to letter to the Editor regarding "Counting fetal movement frequency to prevent adverse fetal outcomes".
Reply to letter to the Editor regarding "Counting fetal movement frequency to prevent adverse fetal outcomes". Women Birth. 2019 Jun 26;: Authors: Koshida S, Takahashi K PMID: 31255471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 26, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Koshida S, Takahashi K Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Medicaid, motherhood, and the challenges of having a healthy pregnancy amidst changing social networks.
CONCLUSION: Social support needs to be accessed at multiple times during the pregnancy. Pregnancy resources should be provided throughout the pregnancy, recognizing that social support and personal struggles evolve during the pregnancy. PMID: 31253512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 25, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Dalstrom M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Indications for, and timing of, planned caesarean section: A systematic analysis of clinical guidelines.
CONCLUSION: The majority of guidelines, regardless of their quality, provide very limited information to guide shared decision-making or the timing of planned caesarean section, two of the most vital aspects of guidance. National guidelines were generally of better quality than regional ones, suggesting these should be used as a template where possible and emphasis placed on improving national guidelines and minimising intra-country, regional, variability of guidelines. PMID: 31253513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 25, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Coates D, Homer C, Wilson A, Deady L, Mason E, Foureur M, Henry A Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Factors associated with breastfeeding to 3 months postpartum among women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus: An exploratory study.
CONCLUSION: Pregnancy provides an important opportunity for health professionals to educate and support women with pre-pregnancy diabetes about their breastfeeding intentions. PMID: 31239238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 22, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Rasmussen B, Nankervis A, Skouteris H, McNamara C, Nagle C, Steele C, Bruce L, Holton S, Wynter K Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Social support, parental role competence and satisfaction among Chinese mothers and fathers in the early postpartum period: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Parental role competence and satisfaction of mothers and fathers were at a moderate level and affected by the parenting partner. To improve parental role competence and satisfaction, health care professionals should develop strategies that impact the whole family and not just a single individual. Supportive parenting programs should be implemented for both mothers and fathers. PMID: 31235276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 21, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Yang X, Ke S, Gao LL Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Survey of Australian maternity hospitals to inform development and implementation of a stillbirth prevention 'bundle of care'.
The objectives were to assess which elements of care were most valued; best practice frequency; and, barriers and enablers to implementation. RESULTS: 227 hospitals were invited with 83 (37%) responding. All proposed elements were perceived as important. Hospitals were least likely to follow best practice recommendations "all the time" for smoking cessation support (
Source: Women Birth - June 18, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Andrews CJ, Ellwood D, Middleton PF, Homer CSE, Reinebrant HE, Donnolley N, Boyle FM, Gordon A, Nicholl M, Morris J, Gardener G, Davies-Tuck M, Wallace EM, Flenady VJ Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The cost of vaginal birth at home, in a birth centre or in a hospital setting in New South Wales: A micro-costing study.
CONCLUSION: In this study, we have found there is little difference in the cost to the health service when a woman has an uncomplicated vaginal birth at home, in a birth centre or in a hospital setting. PMID: 31227444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 18, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Scarf VL, Yu S, Viney R, Lavis L, Dahlen H, Foureur M, Homer C Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The problem with counting fetal movements.
PMID: 31221541 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 17, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Warland J, Heazell A, Bradford B, Cronin R, McCowan L Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Induction of labour: Experiences of care and decision-making of women and clinicians.
CONCLUSION: There is a need to develop strategies such as decision aids, the redesign of antenatal classes, and clinician communication training to improve the quality of information available to women and their capacity for informed decision-making. PMID: 31208865 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 14, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Coates D, Goodfellow A, Sinclair L Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Antenatal asthma management by midwives in Australia - Self-reported knowledge, confidence and guideline use.
CONCLUSION: Although midwives appear aware of key clinical recommendations for optimal antenatal asthma management, low referral to clinical practice guidelines and lack of knowledge and confidence was evident. Further research is required to determine what care pregnant women with asthma are actually receiving and identify strategies to improve antenatal asthma management by midwives. PMID: 31208866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 14, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: McLaughlin K, Jensen M, Foureur M, Murphy VE Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Perinatal palliative care after a stillbirth-Midwives' experiences of using Cubitus baby.
CONCLUSIONS: The midwives found that this practice provided a more dignified and worthwhile form of care. There is no need to separate the stillborn baby from the parents during their stay at the hospital. In modern perinatal palliative care, it is not justifiable to place a stillborn baby in a refrigerator. PMID: 31202583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 12, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Listermar KH, Sormunen T, Rådestad I Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research