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Purpose: Migrating women, have an overall increased risk of adverse outcomes and poorer health during pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, they do not participate in planned antenatal care to the same extent as natives. These disparities among migrants and native pregnant women point to the need for interventions to improve equal health and care...
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Objective In the research note, our main objective is to explore the value of combining an evidence synthesis with a network analysis. The discussion is based on a critical interpretive synthesis, which combines systematic review methodology with qualitive inquiry, and ‘research concept’ network analysis focused on understanding the roles of midwiv...
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Este libro no es la versión española del de Witkowski por muchas razones, pero, sobre todo, porque los tiempos de buscar héroes y heroínas ya han pasado, y porque para entender a los personajes de una historia, hay que conocer también el contexto que les tocó vivir. Y digamos que el contexto que vivieron las matronas españolas, salvo excepciones, n...
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As the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is highly contagious, application of preventive practices, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) usage and hand-washing, are crucial to prevent its spread. Evidence suggests that preventive behavioural responses to COVID-19 might be affected by risk perception. The present study aimed to assess risk...
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Introduction Choice of birth setting is important and it is valuable to know how reconfiguring available settings may affect midwifery staffing needs. COVID-19-related health system pressures have meant restriction of community births. We aimed to model the potential of service reconfigurations to offset midwifery staffing shortages. Methods We ad...
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Background Language supported group antenatal care (gANC) for Somali-born women was implemented in a Swedish public ANC clinic. The women were offered seven 60-min sessions, facilitated by midwives and starting with a presentation of a selected topic, with an additional 15-min individual appointment before or after. The aim of this study was to ass...
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Nurse, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), along with other health and social care colleagues are the backbone of healthcare services. They have played a key role in responding to the increased demands on healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper compares cross-sectional data on quality of working life, wellbeing, coping and...
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Immigrant women in Sweden often have unmet sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. Successful contraceptive counselling may improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The unique Swedish model, with midwives as the main providers of contraceptive counselling, is important for immigrant women's health at both individual and societal...
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Objectives: To explore midwives' and maternity support workers' perceptions of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternity services and understand factors influencing respectful maternity care. Design: A qualitative study. Eleven semistructured interviews were conducted (on Zoom) and thematically analysed. Inductive themes were developed an...
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Background: For quality-oriented evaluation of prenatal and obstetric care, it is important to systematically consider the perspective of the women receiving care in order to comprehensively assess and optimize quality in a woman-centered manner. Empathy and Shared Decision Making (SDM) are essential components of woman-centered midwifery care. The...
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This research sought to map midwifery pre-service training curricula as part of the Action Leveraging Evidence to Reduce perinatal morTality and morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa (ALERT) project conducted in Benin, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. We conducted the review in two phases. In the first phase, online interviews were performed with the lead p...
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Background and Objectives: The first inquisitorial processes were developed against Muslims and Jews. Then, they focused on women, especially those dedicated to care. Progressively, they were linked to witchcraft and sorcery due to their great assistance, generational and empirical knowledge. The health historiography of the 15th–18th centuries sti...
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Aims To determine the rate and level of postpartum depression (PPD), as well as to examine and compare PPD, social support and maternal self‐efficacy between adolescent and adult mothers at 8 weeks postpartum during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Background Policy measures to reduce the rapid spread of COVID‐19 have disrupted many aspects of life and decr...
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In the article we present a mid-point evaluation of the postpartum depression (PPD) prevention strategy in Poland. As PPD is associated with potential negative consequences for the mother and infant, the need to introduce screening and treatment is vital. The project covered over 21,500 women in the first year postpartum. The average score in the E...
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Background: Many workplaces, within the healthcare sector, experience high rates of mental health problems such as burnout, anxiety, and depression, due to poor psychosocial working conditions and midwives are not an exception. To develop preventive interventions, epidemiologic surveillance of burnout levels, and their relation to professional spe...
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Purpose There is scant literature about the management of stillbirth and the subsequent risk of severe maternal morbidity (SMM). We aimed to assess the risk of SMM associated with stillbirths compared with live births and whether this differed by the presence of maternal comorbidities. Methods In this retrospective cohort study, we used a populati...
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Background: The participatory research project Teach LOVE analyzes the state of sex education in Northern European schools. The findings show that the everyday practices –against public and scientific discourses– are poor, including heteronormative foci, overburdened and untrained teachers with no access to (further) education besides short (2-3 h...
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Background Suicide is one of the leading causes of death globally, with over 75% of all suicides occurring in low-and middle-income Countries. Although 25% of people have contact with their health care workers before suicide attempts, most never receive proper suicide assessment and management. We explored primary care health workers' knowledge, at...
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Background A birth plan (BP) is a written document in which the pregnant woman explains her wishes and expectations about childbirth to the health professionals and aims to facilitate her decision-making. Midwives’ support to women during the development of the BP is essential, but it’s unknown if shared decision making (SDM) is effective in birth...
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Background: Promoting vaginal births and preventing secondary cesarean sections are important targets according to the German national health goal „Health around childbirth“ (2017). Upright posture and movement promotes birth progress [1]. The presence of a birthing bed can have a welcoming effect and may contribute to women lying down more often d...
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Aims: To measure the effectiveness of educational programmes for nurses regarding knowledge and practice of advanced resuscitation for newborn infants. Design: This is a quasi-experimental study in (Sudan, White Nile state), to evaluate the effectiveness of designed guidelines regarding advanced neonatal resuscitation for midwives during the period...
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Introduction: Women and their families are often excluded from reproductive decision-making processes in postnatal care, and do not know which choices they have. Shared decision-making is a critical but challenging component of maternity care quality. The aim was to explore women's experience of the decision-making process about early return from...
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Introduction: Concerns have been expressed globally about the decline in rates of physiological birth and rising intervention rates during labor and birth. The 'Labour Hopscotch' Framework, a visual depiction of steps required to remain active during labor was implemented in a large tertiary maternity hospital in Ireland. The aim of this study was...
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Background Ensuring motivated and successful study participation is a key challenge in the design and conduct of health research studies. Previously, recruitment barriers and facilitators have been identified mainly from experience, and rarely based on theoretical approaches. We developed a framework of intentional and actional components of engage...
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Background The clinical research nurse/midwife (CRN/M) makes a unique contribution to research delivery in the National Health Service, resulting from a close therapeutic relationship with research participants. Investment in research infrastructure has led to nurses and midwives undertaking extended roles to deliver clinical research and evidence...
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Current research often refers to cultural competence to improve health care delivery. In addition, it focuses on the cultural uniqueness of each health service user for optimal personalized care. This study aimed to collect self-assessment data from health professionals regarding their cultural competence and to identify their development needs. A...
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Aims: To measure the effectiveness of educational programmes for nurses regarding knowledge and practice of advanced resuscitation for newborn infants. Design: This is a quasi-experimental study in (Sudan, White Nile state), to evaluate the effectiveness of designed guidelines regarding advanced neonatal resuscitation for midwives during the per...
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Although preventable, early childhood caries (ECC) is a burdening condition in all WHO regions, with Poland being one of the most affected countries in Europe. Effective home-based prevention of ECC is available and recommended by several expert bodies. Therefore, we wanted to determine how well parents were following selected oral health recommend...
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Background In an acute hospital setting, diabetes can require intensive management with medication modification, monitoring and education. Yet little is known about the experiences and perspectives of nursing/midwifery staff and patients. The aim of this study was to investigate diabetes management and care for patients with diabetes in an acute ca...
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Introduction: Suicides are a leading cause of maternal deaths. Depression, the commonest mental illness during pregnancy, amidst its numerous morbidities, can precipitate suicides. So, early detection and treatment of maternal depression and suicidal thoughts are important for reducing maternal morbidity and mortality. Pregnant women's help-seekin...
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Introduction: Improving the quality of maternity care is high on the national agenda in the Netherlands. One aspect gaining significant attention is integrating women's experiences - as users of maternity care - in this quality improvement. The aim of this study was to gain deeper insights into how maternity care professionals in Dutch Maternity C...
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Background: Evidence indicates that poor nurse-client relationships within maternal and child health (MCH) continues to impact trust in formal healthcare systems, service uptake, continuity with care and MCH outcomes. This necessitates contextualized innovative solutions that places both nurses and clients at the forefront as agents of change in op...
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This article explores the non-technical skills critical for the practice of midwives through a comparison of two maternity services in Morocco. Soft skills, or non-technical skills, present a set of metacognitive abilities, which complement hard or technical skills, in order to guarantee the safe performance of a technical activity. This exploratio...
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Objective To study the impact of shoulder dystocia (SD) simulation training on the management of SD and the incidence of permanent brachial plexus birth injury (BPBI). Design Retrospective observational study. Setting Helsinki University Women’s Hospital, Finland. Sample Deliveries with SD. Methods Multi‐professional, regular and systematic sim...
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Background: The BMBF-funded (FKZ: 01KG1715) multicenter randomized controlled trial (RCT) "Be-Up: Birth Active", implemented from 10/2017 to 12/2021 tests the efficacy of a complex intervention (CI: promotion of mobility, upright postures, relaxation and distraction) on the rate of vaginal births and women-related outcomes. It is registered in the...
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The pubo-femoral distance (PFD) has been suggested as an ultrasound screening tool for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). The aim of this study was to examine if midwives undergoing minimal training could reliably perform pediatric hip ultrasound and PFD measurements. Eight recruited midwives performed two rounds of independent blinded PFD m...
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Introduction Post-traumatic stress disorder frequently alters the quality of life. Objectives Assess the quality of life in midwives who have post-traumatic stress disorder. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study among midwives in a single university hospital centre using a self-administered questionnaire. We screened post-traumatic stress...
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Following the “call for action to research”, various aspects of maternity care should be examined so that perinatal care can be improved based on evidence. Clinical midwifery is the most common way of attending births in high-income countries. Midwives are the experts for normal labor and birth and play a central role in caring for women giving bir...
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Introduction When unanticipated neonatal asphyxia occurs, it may be necessary for a single resuscitator to commence advanced resuscitation before others arrive. We hypothesised that a single rescuer can provide positive pressure ventilations and chest compressions using higher inflation pressures and better adherence to the recommended compression...
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INTRODUCTION Appropriate use of interventions in maternity care is a worldwide issue. Midwifery-led models of care are associated with more efficient use of resources, fewer medical interventions, and improved outcomes. However, the use of interventions varies considerably between midwives. The aim of this study was to explore how knowledge and ski...
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A cross-sectional exploratory study was conducted to assess nurses and midwives’ attitudes and beliefs towards addressing patients' sexual health. A convenient sample of 305 nurses and midwives (professionals and students) were recruited from University Hospitals in Lebanon. The Sexuality Attitude and Belief Survey (SABS) was used and data about ba...
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Aim To use the Delphi technique to identify and prioritize recommendations for research and practice to improve the mental wellbeing of nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom (UK). Background Although there is evidence that self‐reported mental wellbeing among nurses and midwives in the UK is poor, interventions have not adequately considered t...
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Aims Although there is substantial literature on autonomy of midwifery, the concept remains vague, and what it exactly constitutes is little clear. Attempts to define this have been carried out, but did not result in a communal understanding. The aim of this study therefore was to define a consistent definition of midwifery autonomy in Belgium. De...
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Introduction Infertility is a major problem in life and affects the lives of infertile couples in every way Objectives Infertility is associated with several negative reactions and emotional problems. Review of effective interventions for improving emotional risk factors In infertile and infertile patients undergoing treatment Methods A comprehen...
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Background Anaemia in infants is a major public health concern particularly in low and middle-income countries. Delayed cord clamping (DCC) has been advocated as a strategy to decrease iron deficiency anaemia in infants because of the benefits that come with placental transfusion. Despite the documented benefits of delayed cord clamping in preventi...
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death in Cambodia. However, it is unknown whether clinicians in Cambodia provide evidence-based CVD preventive care actions. We address this important gap and provide one of the first assessments of clinical care for CVD prevention in an LMIC context. We determined the proportion of primary car...
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Objective Familiarity with the unique tradition and experience of Swedish midwives during the more than 300 years in which midwife-led care has contributed to one of the lowest maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity ratio in the world might encourage professionals in other countries to follow the Swedish example. The framework described belo...
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Aim: This study determined the prevalence and key determinants of burnout among nurses and midwives in Kumasi, Ghana. Design: Hospital-based cross-sectional study. Method: A questionnaire was used to obtain data from 391 nurses and midwives at a tertiary hospital in Kumasi, Ghana using simple random sampling. Results: About 84.4% of the part...
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Optimum nutrition and weight before and during pregnancy are associated with a lower risk of conditions such as pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. There is a lack of user-friendly tools in most clinical settings to support healthcare practitioners (HCPs) in implementing them. This study aimed to evaluate the acceptability of (1) using a nutrit...
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Background Low birthweight (LBW) and preterm birth (PTB) are more common among Black infants than white infants in the United States. Although multiple hypotheses have been proposed to explain elevated rates of PTB and LBW, the perspectives of Black midwives who serve Black communities are largely missing from the literature. Methods Using semi‐st...
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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to explore the learning needs and the digital health literacy of pregnant women in Greece regarding perinatal health and care issues. Methods: This was a qualitative study involving thirteen Greek pregnant women, in two focus groups of primiparous and multiparous. The interview topic guide was develope...
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Background Anecdotal and emerging evidence suggested that the 2020 COVID‐19 pandemic may have influenced women's attitudes toward community birth. Our purpose was to examine trends in community births from 2019 to 2020, and the risk profile of these births. Methods Recently released 2020 birth certificate data were compared with prior years’ data...
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Aims To gain a deeper understanding of nurses and midwives' experiences following involvement in a critical incident in a non‐critical care area and to explore how they have 'moved‐on' from the event. Design An interpretive descriptive design guided inductive inquiry to interpret the meaning of moving‐on. Methods Purposive sampling recruited 10 n...
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Background and aim: In Italy, the main birthplace is a hospital, and only a few women choose an out-of-hospital setting. This study assessed the costs related to delivery in different birthplaces in Italy. Methods: The cost analysis considered direct and amortizable costs associated with mother-child care in physiological conditions. An analysis...
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Introduction: La violence obstétricale est une expérience dont la reconnaissance varie d’une personne à l’autre, d’un contexte à l’autre. Les femmes qui accouchent dans les maternités de Tanguiéta subissent-elles des violences ? Objectif : Etudier les violences obstétricales dans la ville de Tanguieta. Méthode d’étude : Il s’est agi d’une étude tra...
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Background If smoking is common within a pregnant woman’s social circle, she is more likely to smoke and her chances of succeeding in quitting smoking are reduced. It is therefore important to encourage smoking cessation in a pregnant woman’s social circle. Midwives are ideally positioned to help pregnant women and members of their social circle qu...
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Background Obesity is an avoidable disease of medical and community health significance. This can result in different forms of non-communicable diseases and also untimely death. Globally, obesity is on the rise and mostly among the youths. The current study assessed the prevalence of obesity among student nurses and midwives in Ghana. Methods A cro...
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COVID-19 has dramatically changed the work environment in healthcare, which is creating an additional burden for healthcare professionals. In this study, we investigate the factors that trigger professionals to have negative perceptions of their jobs during the pandemic. A cross-sectional survey is used for this study. The respondents are selected...
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Aim: The purpose of this study was to explore the perceived benefits and challenges of online distance education and computer-based testing (CBT) among registered nurses and midwives in a sample of government-owned health facilities and health training institutions in Ghana. Design: Exploratory descriptive qualitative design. Methods: Individu...
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The midwifery continuity-of-care model improves the quality and safety of midwifery services and is highly dependent on the quality of communication and information. The service uses a semi-automated chatbot-based digital health media service defined with the new term “telemidwifery”. This study aimed to explore the telemidwifery menu content for v...
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Although traditional training methods like didactic lecturing on dengue outbreak management have been used extensively, their effectiveness remains questionable. Poor interaction among the participants, monotony in delivery and lack of creative thinking are some of the drawbacks encountered during the trainings. Hence, National Dengue Control Unit...
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Objective: In a multiple-birth family, parenthood means being a parent to more than one child of the same age. The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of fathers of twins in order to contribute to the understanding of twin fatherhood and the needs for support. This article also provides some concrete guidance for midwives and nurses....
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Background Obesity is an avoidable disease of medical and community health significance. This can result in different forms of non-communicable diseases and also untimely death. Globally, obesity is on the rise and mostly among the youths. The current study assessed the prevalence of obesity among student nurses and midwives in Ghana. Methods A cro...
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Despite the abundant scholarship on sociopolitical embeddedness of expertise, its relation to emotions remains understudied. The paper fills this gap by discussing how public framings of expertise work against the inclusion of emotional contexts, affecting what kind of professional knowledge dominates in a public debate. The analysis of the Czech p...
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In Malaysia, a majority of the programs focus more on antenatal care for ensuring safe childbirth and delivery. For this purpose, the public health service programs have implemented many steps like health education, home visits, and health screening, as a component of postpartum care. The traditional Malay midwifery practices include 13 processes t...
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At present, there is a shortage of around 4,500 public health midwives (PHMs) in Sri Lanka. PHMs work in the curative sector – hospitals and preventive sector – Office of Medical Officer of Health (MOH). Even though, 51 vacancies of PHMs were in Regional Directorate of Health Services (RDHS), Batticaloa, only 6 PHMs were allocated for Eastern Provi...
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Background: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and work-related stress are among the factors that can negatively affect work ability. Given the importance of midwives' health, this study aims to evaluate the work ability of midwives and to investigate its association with the prevalence of MSDs and work-related stress in midwifery. Methods: Ninety...