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

Health care experiences and birth outcomes: Results of an Aboriginal birth cohort.
CONCLUSIONS: The study provides evidence of the 'inverse care law'. Aboriginal women most at risk of poor infant health outcomes were the least likely to perceive that they received care well matched to their needs. Building stronger evidence about what works to create cultural safety in perinatal health care is an urgent priority. PMID: 31202584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 12, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Brown SJ, Gartland D, Weetra D, Leane C, Francis T, Mitchell A, Glover K Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The return of weighing in pregnancy: A discussion of evidence and practice.
CONCLUSION: Weight gain in pregnancy is complex. Evaluation of the translation, implementation, acceptability and uptake of the newly revised guidelines is warranted, given that evidence on the practice remains inconclusive. Future research exploring social ecological interventions to assist pregnant women achieve optimal gestational weight gains are suggested to expand the evidence base. PMID: 31201042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 11, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Fealy S, Davis D, Foureur M, Attia J, Hazelton M, Hure A Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Breastfeeding experiences and perspectives among women with postnatal depression: A qualitative evidence synthesis.
CONCLUSION: Most women with postnatal depression desired to breastfeed but experienced breastfeeding difficulties that could impact on their mental health. By offering women with postnatal depression tailored and timely support, healthcare professionals could help women minimize breastfeeding problems which could consequently impact on their mental well-being and ensure they and their infants have opportunity to benefit from the advantages that breastfeeding offers. PMID: 31196830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 10, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Da Silva Tanganhito D, Bick D, Chang YS Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Is it possible to incorporate evidence-based professional midwifery practices into public health services in Mexico?
CONCLUSIONS: Healthcare providers are willing to consider the inclusion of some evidence-based midwifery practices in health services and regard assistance from professional midwives. They believe that structural conditions will complicate their incorporation. Although the women interviewed had experienced fear, anxiety and loneliness during childbirth, most of them admitted to feeling "safer" in a hospital (secondary-care health centre) setting where possible complications could be resolved. This perception of safety served to justify the delivery of healthcare in a manner that is inattentive to women's needs, w...
Source: Women Birth - June 10, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Treviño-Siller S, González-Hernández D, Fritz J, Olvera García M, Montoya A, Sánchez-Dominguez M, Lamadrid-Figueroa H Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Partner behaviours improving breastfeeding outcomes: An integrative review.
CONCLUSION: Responsive partner behaviours improved breastfeeding outcomes in Western-culture settings. Further primary research is needed. PMID: 31196832 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 10, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Davidson EL, Ollerton RL Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Implementing innovative evidence-based perinatal mental health screening for women of refugee background.
CONCLUSION: This perinatal mental health screening program is acceptable and a feasible option for health professionals. Health professionals value providing more holistic care and have more open discussion with women about mental health. PMID: 31182352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 7, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Willey SM, Gibson-Helm ME, Finch TL, East CE, Khan NN, Boyd LM, Boyle JA Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Yummy Mummy - The ideal of not looking like a mother.
CONCLUSION: Despite nuanced reflections over the body as subject and object, women identified beauty as a personal trait dependent on visual appearance. Bodily beauty was identified as something individual, yet standardised. Women felt strengthened through motherhood but looking like a mother was not considered worth pursuing. To allow for women's contradictory perspectives, caregivers are advised to communicate reflexively about the postpartum body. PMID: 31176586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 5, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Prinds C, Nikolajsen H, Folmann B Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Comparing the course of anxiety in women receiving their first or repeated caesarean section: A prospective cohort study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Around 30% of births are through caesarean section and repetition rates for receiving a caesarean section are high. AIM: The aim of the prospective study was to compare the course of anxiety in women undergoing their first caesarean section and women experiencing a repeated caesarean section. PARTICIPANTS: 304 women with an indication for an elective caesarean section took part. 155 received their first caesarean section and 149 received a repeated caesarean section. METHODS: In order to measure the course of anxiety on the day of the caesarean section subjective anxiety levels ...
Source: Women Birth - June 5, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Schaal NK, Fehm T, Wolf OT, Gielen P, Hagenbeck C, Heil M, Fleisch M, Hepp P Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Giving birth after caesarean: Identifying shared preferences among pregnant women using Q methodology.
CONCLUSIONS: Preferences for birth after caesarean vary considerably among pregnant women. The findings help to understand the different types of information valued by women who need to decide on their mode of birth after a first caesarean. PMID: 31171497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - June 3, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Rietveld AL, van Exel NJA, Cohen de Lara MC, de Groot CJM, Teunissen PW Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Women's experiences of internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (iCBT) for Fear of Birth.
CONCLUSIONS: Women's descriptions of Fear of Birth varied. Most women undergoing internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy would have preferred a face-to-face meeting which they imagined would have soothed their fear. Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Fear of Birth may be an alternative for some women. PMID: 31160244 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - May 31, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Baylis R, Ekdahl J, Haines H, Rubertsson C Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Aboriginal Wingadhan Birrang (woman's journey) of smoking cessation during pregnancy as they participate in the ICAN QUIT in pregnancy pilot step-wedge trial.
CONCLUSION: Prolonged smoking cessation support is recommended to address physical, behavioural and psychological aspect of smoking. Cessation support should address previous quitting experiences to assess smoking dependence and tailoring of support. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australian and New Zealand Clinicial Trials Registry (Ref #ACTRN12616001603404). PMID: 31153777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - May 30, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Bovill M, Bar-Zeev Y, Bonevski B, Gruppetta M, Oldmeadow C, Hall A, Reath J, Gould GS, ICAN QUIT in Pregnancy Pilot Group Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Transition experiences of internationally qualified midwives practising midwifery in Australia.
CONCLUSION: A structured transition program prior to commencing practice, as well as an evidence-based workplace mentorship program with a focus on Australian midwifery care and culture, may be effective strategies to facilitate their transition. To promote awareness of multiculturalism within the work environment, this study recommends actively encouraging host staff to further develop perspectives that enable them to create positive relationships with staff from other cultures. PMID: 31151889 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - May 28, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Javanmard M, Steen M, Vernon R, Cooper M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Honesty and comfort levels in mothers when screened for perinatal depression and anxiety.
CONCLUSIONS: Women who are most likely to need mental health care during the perinatal period are also those least likely to be honest about their mental health. A non-judgemental, open and reassuring approach by clinicians may help to reduce the stigma and fears contributing to lack of honest responses, and improve early diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems. PMID: 31133524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - May 24, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Forder PM, Rich J, Harris S, Chojenta C, Reilly N, Austin MP, Loxton D Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Working with women: Semi-structured interviews with Australian complementary medicine maternity care practitioners.
CONCLUSION: Complementary medicine practitioners may contribute to an overall experience of woman-centred maternity care for pregnant and birthing women. PMID: 31126743 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - May 21, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Steel A, Diezel H, Wardle J, Adams J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Does introducing a dedicated early labour area improve birth outcomes? A pre-post intervention study.
Abstract PROBLEM: Women increasingly present to hospital in early labour, but admission before active labour contributes to overuse of interventions, poorer clinical and psychological outcomes, and higher healthcare costs. BACKGROUND: Innovative models of early labour care have so far not improved birth outcomes. AIM: To examine if reconfiguring the early labour service in a large Australian maternity service improved (1) the birth outcomes of women who presented in early labour and (2) alleviated bed blockages by decreasing length of stay in the Pregnancy Assessment and Observation Unit. METHODS: P...
Source: Women Birth - May 18, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Williams L, Jenkinson B, Lee N, Gao Y, Allen J, Morrow J, Kildea S Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Afghan families and health professionals' access to health information during and after pregnancy.
CONCLUSION: Both individual and health system issues hinder and enable the availability and use of information. Consistent, understandable and 'actionable' information is required to meet the needs of diverse families. Health professionals need to be supported with adequate alternatives to written information and access to appropriate interpreters. Inconsistent provision of information is likely to contribute to low health literacy and poor maternal and child health outcomes. PMID: 31097412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - May 13, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Riggs E, Yelland J, Szwarc J, Duell-Piening P, Wahidi S, Fouladi F, Casey S, Chesters D, Brown S Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Editorial: Peer review deliberations.
PMID: 31085103 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - May 10, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Bogossian F, McLelland G Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Acupuncture during pregnancy and the perinatal period: Women's attitudes, beliefs and practices.
CONCLUSION: The majority of respondents would consider acupuncture during pregnancy and the perinatal period, were positive to trying acupuncture for various concerns, and were positive towards a midwife providing treatments. These findings raise awareness of women's desire for the choice of an acupuncture treatment during pregnancy and the perinatal period. PMID: 31080098 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - May 9, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Williams H, Sweet L, Graham K Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Fear of childbirth in nulliparous women: A cross-sectional multicenter study in China.
This study aimed to explore the status of FOC and its associated factors among nulliparous women in China. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional study design, 1039 nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies were recruited from four public hospitals in four cities of China. FOC was evaluated using the Chinese version of the Childbirth Attitude Questionnaire scale. Associations of demographic, obstetric and social-psychological factors with the levels of FOC among nulliparous women were investigated. RESULTS: The average score on the Childbirth Attitude Questionnaire scale was 31.30 (standard deviation =&thinsp...
Source: Women Birth - May 9, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Qiu L, Sun N, Shi X, Zhao Y, Feng L, Gong Y, Yin X Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

"Doing the month" and postpartum depression among Chinese women: A Shanghai prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggested that not all the activities of "doing the month" provided protection against developing PPD. This study emphasized the need for flexibility to fit and adjust the ritual into the modern life to enhance the positive effects of traditional practices on maternal health. PMID: 31060983 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - May 4, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Ding G, Niu L, Vinturache A, Zhang J, Lu M, Gao Y, Pan S, Tian Y, Shanghai Birth Cohort Study Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Delaying factors for maternal health service utilization in eastern Ethiopia: A qualitative exploratory study.
CONCLUSION: Despite the ongoing government measures to improve maternal health service utilization in Ethiopia, numerous factors continue to contribute to delays in service use, which in turn contribute to high maternal mortality. PMID: 31060984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - May 3, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Tesfaye G, Chojenta C, Smith R, Loxton D Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Testing the waters - A cross-sectional survey of views about waterbirth among Swedish health professionals.
CONCLUSIONS: Opinions regarding waterbirth are to some extent based on attitudes rather than actual experience and knowledge. There are diverse interpretations of the strength of evidence and a lack of updating in the research field of waterbirth. As waterbirth is requested by women, health professionals need to update their knowledge in this topic in order to give coherent and evidence-based information and care to prospective parents. PMID: 31054879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - May 1, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Ulfsdottir H, Saltvedt S, Georgsson S Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The influence of yarning circles: A cultural safety professional development program for midwives.
CONCLUSION: Yarning circles can encourage midwifery academics' awareness of Cultural Safety. Awareness is the first step towards becoming culturally safe. Yarning provided a safe and supportive space for challenging discussions and reflective learning about racism, white privilege, and difference. Midwifery academics described steps they could take to promote Cultural Safety in the classroom. PMID: 31053464 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - April 30, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Fleming T, Creedy DK, West R Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Editorial: The role of editors and reviewers.
PMID: 31047811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - April 29, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Stulz V, Meedya S, Sweet L Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Ecological analysis of adolescent birth rates in Brazil: Association with Human Development Index.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that adolescent pregnancy is deeply associated with environmental characteristics. PMID: 31047812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - April 29, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Zangiacomi Martinez E, da Roza DL Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Voices of the unheard: A qualitative survey exploring bereaved parents experiences of stillbirth stigma.
CONCLUSION: Bereaved parents after stillbirth may experience stigma. Common experiences included feelings of shame, blame, devaluation of motherhood and discrimination. Bereaved parents also reported the silence of stillbirth occurred during their antenatal care with many health care providers not informing them about the possibility of stillbirth. Further research needs to be undertaken to explore further the extent and type of stigma felt by bereaved parents after stillbirth, and how stigma is impacting the health care professional disseminating and distributing resources to pregnant women. PMID: 31005574 [PubMed - ...
Source: Women Birth - April 17, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Pollock D, Pearson E, Cooper M, Ziaian T, Foord C, Warland J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Sexual health-related training of Canadian midwives and its association with practice outcome.
CONCLUSION: The midwives in this sample had limited training in some important sexual health issues relevant to midwifery practice. Likely as a result, they often did not address these issues in practice. PMID: 31003937 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - April 16, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Byers-Heinlein A, McCallum A, Byers ES, Pukall C Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Preference for caesarean attitudes toward birth in a Chilean sample of young adults.
CONCLUSIONS: Patient-centered education on the relative benefits and risks of birth modes has the potential to influence preferences toward vaginal birth. PMID: 30992177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - April 13, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Weeks FH, Sadler M, Stoll K Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Analysis of the caesarean section rate using the 10-Group Robson classification at Benha University Hospital, Egypt.
CONCLUSIONS: In keeping with other studies, Groups 5, 6, and 10 were the main contributors to the overall caesarean section rate. We found Robson classification to be clinically relevant and an effective tool to analyse the caesarean section rate even in settings with limited resources. PMID: 30987799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - April 12, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Assar TM, Nucier AAAR, Raziq HEA, Abd El-Azym Saad AS, Megahed Amer W, Jadoon B Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Exploring the qualities of midwifery-led continuity of care in Australia (MiLCCA) using the quality maternal and newborn care framework.
CONCLUSION: The QMNC Framework is a useful tool for exploring the facilitators and barriers to the widespread provision of midwifery-led continuity of care. PMID: 30987800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - April 12, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Cummins A, Coddington R, Fox D, Symon A Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Sociodemographic factors associated with preterm birth and low birth weight: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: The rates of both risks decreased in Spain, one of the countries in Europe where maternal age at having the first child has increased the most and with the lowest birth rate in the world. Maternal age, educational level, maternal nationality, marital status and population size were associated with one or both risks, so the results of this study could be especially relevant to the clinical practice. PMID: 30979615 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - April 9, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Hidalgo-Lopezosa P, Jiménez-Ruz A, Carmona-Torres JM, Hidalgo-Maestre M, Rodríguez-Borrego MA, López-Soto PJ Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Recognising the challenges of providing care for Thai pregnant adolescents: Healthcare professionals' views.
CONCLUSION: Healthcare professionals recognised that there were barriers to providing effective care for adolescent women. These findings may inform healthcare professionals and policymakers in Thailand in relation to the systems of care required and addressing the needs of pregnant adolescents. This would enable Thailand to meet the goal in providing a positive pregnancy experience for all women. PMID: 30962117 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - April 5, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Jittitaworn W, Fox D, Catling C, Homer CSE Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research