Marie-Julia Guittier

Marie-Julia Guittier
Haute école de santé Genève · Department of Midwifery

PhD

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Introduction
Marie-Julia Guittier is a researcher in the field of midwifery sciences. Her main areas of scientific investigation are the evaluation of intervention in obstetrics, especially with alternative and complementary medicines and the experience of women in different stage of motherhood. She also developed questionnaires in French to evaluate the experience of the delivery from mothers and fathers.
Additional affiliations
February 2016 - present
Fondation pour la Recherche en Périnatatlité (FReP)
Position
  • Co-fondatrice et présidente du conseil de fondation
Description
  • La FReP a pour mission d'accompagner la naissance et de soutenir ceux qui donnent la vie. www.frep-swiss.net
April 2014 - present
Commission cantonale d'éthique
Position
  • Membre de la commission d'éthique et de recherche sur l'être humain
July 2007 - present
Haute école de santé Genève
Position
  • Professeure

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Publications (29)
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Objective: To assess the effectiveness of hypnosis to reduce pain and facilitate external cephalic version (ECV). Design: Cohort study. Setting: Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland. Participants: 63 women attempting ECV under hypnosis from 2010 to 2011 were compared with 122 women who received standard care from 2005 through 2008. Inte...
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Background The birth of a first child is an important event in a woman’s life. Delivery psychological impacts vary depending on whether delivery has been positively or negatively experienced. Delivery experience determinants have been identified but the understanding of their expression according to the mode of delivery is poorly documented. The pu...
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Objective To evaluate the efficacy of the hands and knees position during the first stage of labour to facilitate the rotation of the fetal head to the occiput anterior position. Design Randomised controlled trial. Setting Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland. Population A total of 439 women with a fetus in the occiput posterior position during...
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OBJECTIVES For fathers, being present at a birth for the first time is not an insignificant event. Witnessing suffering can cause feelings of loneliness and powerlessness, which may be associated with postnatal problems such as depression. However, without a confirmed French-language tool concerning the experience of childbirth for fathers, we are...
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Background Due to its potential impact on women’s psychological health, assessing perceptions of their childbirth experience is important. The aim of this study was to develop a multidimensional self-reporting questionnaire to evaluate the childbirth experience. Methods Factors influencing the childbirth experience were identified from a literature...
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Objectives The purposes of this study are to report first-time fathers’ experiences of childbirth through three dimensions (professional support, worries and prenatal preparation) and to analyse the influence of sociodemographic, antenatal and obstetrical factors on the three dimensions. Setting Participants were recruited in France and Switzerlan...
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Résumé Objectifs Décrire les issues materno-fœtales en cas de variété occipito-postérieure (VOP) persistante à l’accouchement ; évaluer les facteurs prédictifs de rotation antérieure durant le travail. Méthode Analyse descriptive rétrospective d’une cohorte de 438 femmes présentant un fœtus en VOP durant le travail. Analyse de régression logistiq...
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Objectives: To describe the maternal and foetal outcomes of an occiput posterior foetal position at delivery; to evaluate predictive factors of anterior rotation during labour. Methods: Descriptive retrospective analysis of a cohort of 439 women with foetuses in occiput posterior position during labour. Logistic regression analysis to quantify t...
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Etat de la question L’objectif etait de comparer le vecu de l’accouchement en fonction du mode d’accouchement, chez des primipares. Materiel et methodes Les participantes ont ete recrutees au cours de leur sejour a la maternite dans deux hopitaux universitaires (Geneve, Suisse et Clermont-Ferrand, France). Les donnees ont ete recueillies entre quat...
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Background: whether delivery method influences factors contributing to women's childbirth experience remains debated. Objective: we compared subjective childbirth experience according to different delivery methods. Design: this study used a cross-sectional design. Setting: the setting comprised two university hospitals: one in Geneva, Switze...
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Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of the hands and knees position during the first stage of labour to facilitate the rotation of the fetal head to the occiput anterior position. Design: Randomised controlled trial. Setting: Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland. Population: A total of 439 women with a fetus in the occiput posterior posi...
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Contexte : Le management de la présentation foetale en siège est complexe car la littérature scientifique est contrastée. Objectif : Mettre en évidence les effets des attitudes et des interventions professionnelles sur le vécu des femmes. Méthodes : Cinq recherches quantitatives et qualitatives, incluant 311 participantes, ont été menées à la mater...
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Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and acceptability of external cephalic version (ECV). Materials and method: From 2004 to 2008, 212 pregnant women between 34-37 weeks of gestation with fetus in breech presentation were included in a randomized clinical trial and 125 externals cephalic versions were studied. Results: A success rate of 37.6%...
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Objectives: The aims of this study were to gain a better understanding of the motivations of pregnant women utilizing moxibustion for breech presentation and to measure the impact of research results on these patients' treatment decisions regarding this alternative medicine technique. Design: The study involved a statistical analysis of two self...
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Occipito-posterior presentation represents 10 to 34% of cephalic presentations in early labor. Spontaneous rotation during labor to occipito-anterior mode occurs in most cases, but 5 to 8% of fetuses will persist in posterior position for the expulsive phase of delivery. Previous research has shown that this presentation carries an increased risk o...
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Occipito-posterior presentation represents 10 to 34% of cephalic presentations in early labor. Spontaneous rotation during labor to occipito-anterior mode occurs in most cases, but 5 to 8% of fetuses will persist in posterior position for the expulsive phase of delivery. Previous research has shown that this presentation carries an increased risk o...
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To assess whether changes in signal intensity of cervical stroma layers on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are associated with spontaneous preterm delivery. Prospective cohort study of women admitted for threatened late miscarriage or preterm delivery between 18 and 34 weeks of gestation. We performed T2-weighted low-field MRI of the uterine cervi...
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To explore women's perceptions of their experience of the diagnosis of breech presentation and decision-making processes regarding the choice of mode of childbirth. A qualitative study was conducted using semi-structured interviews. Data were analysed thematically. Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerlan...
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To estimate the efficacy of moxibustion between 34 and 38 weeks of gestation to facilitate the cephalic version of fetuses in breech presentation and the acceptability of this method by women. We conducted a randomized controlled trial in a Swiss university hospital maternity unit. We proposed to stimulate the acupoint BL 67 by moxibustion daily fo...
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Moxibustion, a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique related to acupuncture, was proposed to facilitate cephalic version of breech presentation. Several trials were conducted to evaluate the efficacy, but there are few reports on the safety of moxibustion. Our objective was to assess the side-effects and acceptability of this intervention. We are...

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