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Association between child marriage and utilization of maternal health care services in India: Evidence from a nationally representative cross-sectional survey.

Midwifery 2019 Apr 18;75:66-71. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Geography, University of Gour Banga, Malda 732103, West Bengal, India.

Objective: In an effort to improve utilization of maternal health care services, age at marriage of girls has gain very little attention by the policy maker and programmer. Studies have indicated that child marriage has serious negative consequences on maternal health. Moreover, there is a paucity of research on explaining the links between child marriage and maternal health care utilization. Read More

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April 2019
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Are 'low socioeconomic status' and 'religiousness' barriers to minority women's use of contraception? A qualitative exploration and critique of a common argument in reproductive health research.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 25;75:59-65. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Department of Women's and Children's Health (IMCH), Uppsala University, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden.

Objective: 'Low socioeconomic status' and 'religiousness' appear to have gained status as nearly universal explanatory models for why women in minority groups are less likely to use contraception than other women in the Scandinavian countries. Through interviews with pious Muslim women with immigrant background, living in Denmark and Sweden, we wanted to gain empirical insights that could inform a discussion about what 'low socioeconomic status' and 'religiousness' might mean with regard to women's reproductive decisions.

Design: Semi-structured interviews were conducted in Denmark and Sweden between 2013 and 2016. Read More

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March 2019
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Indigenous Doulas: A literature review exploring their role and practice in western maternity care.

Midwifery 2019 Apr 16;75:52-58. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Charles Darwin University, Australia.

Objective: The purpose of this article is to establish a body of literature exploring the emergent topic of Indigenous doulas, in relation to Indigenous communities in remote locations, where women are routinely evacuated and no longer supported to give birth. In doing so the article will synthesise and critique key concepts in the literature and identify gaps for prioritisation in future research.

Design: The methodology is influenced by Indigenous, decolonising and feminist theoretical standpoints. Read More

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April 2019
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Perinatal breastfeeding interventions including fathers/partners: A systematic review of the literature.

Midwifery 2019 Apr 3;75:41-51. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada.

Objective: Support from fathers is consistently associated with improved breastfeeding duration and exclusivity rates. Additionally, there is growing evidence that fathers want to be included in breastfeeding interventions provided by health care professionals. The objective of this review was to determine the effect of partner-inclusive educational and psychosocial interventions on breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity. Read More

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"There is no time for knowing each other": Quality of care during childbirth in a low resource setting.

Midwifery 2019 Apr 12;75:33-40. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK.

Objective: To explore women's and healthcare provider's perspectives of what quality of care during childbirth means to them and how this can be improved.

Design: 14 Focus Group Discussions (FGD) with women and 27 Key Informant Interviews (KII) with healthcare providers. Thematic framework analysis was used. Read More

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Using the repertory grid technique to explore the experience of compassion by mothers in a mother and baby unit.

Midwifery 2019 Apr 8;75:24-32. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Despite differences between Mother and Baby Units (MBUs) and other inpatient psychiatric settings, research has not yet explored the nature and value of compassionate care offered by MBU staff despite the increasing importance of compassion in healthcare. This novel study investigated the experience of compassionate care by fifteen mothers admitted to a MBU in England using the Repertory Grid Technique. Our findings indicated that these women perceived their MBU care as compassionate. Read More

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April 2019
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'Scrutinised, judged and sabotaged': A qualitative video diary study of first-time breastfeeding mothers.

Midwifery 2019 Apr 8;75:16-23. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom.

Objective: To explore how support impacted on mothers' breastfeeding experiences in the first few weeks following birth.

Design: A qualitative approach explored real-time experiences of breastfeeding captured by five first-time mothers in the South of England on camcorder as video diaries. A multi-dimensional approach involving thematic analysis ensured both the audio and visual elements of the data were analysed. Read More

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April 2019
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Is it possible to become a midwife in a refugee camp?

Midwifery 2019 Apr 6;75:12-15. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Jaén, Campus Las Lagunillas s/n. Edificio B3. CP, 23017 Jaén, Spain. Electronic address:

The historical backdrop of Western Sahara has meant that, for the last 43 years, part of its indigenous population has survived in refugee camps located in the Algerian desert. International aid from abroad has become the main source of sustenance for all people living in this hostile environment. Since the beginning of this type of settlement, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic has been concerned with creating the necessary infrastructures to meet the health needs of the people living in these conditions. Read More

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Effects of education and support groups organized by IBCLCs in early postpartum on breastfeeding.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 30;75:5-11. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Department of Nursing, National Taiwan University Hospital, No. 7, Chung-Shan S. Rd., Taipei 10002, Taiwan; School of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Section 1, Jen-Ai Rd., Taipei 10051, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objective: To examine the effectiveness of breastfeeding education and peer support groups organized by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) during the first week (T1) and the fifth to sixth week postpartum (T2), in terms of breastfeeding self-efficacy and exclusive breastfeeding rate.

Design: A quasi-experimental design.

Setting: A maternity ward of a medical center in northern Taiwan. Read More

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Skin-to-skin contact and what women want in the first hours after a caesarean section.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 27;74:140-146. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Western Sydney University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751 Australia; Ingham Institute, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, NSW Australia. Electronic address:

Objective: To explore women's experience of skin-to-skin contact and what women want in the first two hours after a caesarean.

Design: Audio recorded interviews were conducted with women as a part of a larger video ethnographic research study where video recordings, observations, field notes, focus groups and further in-depth interviews were conducted.

Setting: A metropolitan hospital in Sydney, Australia. Read More

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March 2019
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Impact of epidural on labor duration and vacuum deliveries in twin gestations.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 30;74:134-139. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel; The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel. Electronic address:

Introduction: Epidural analgesia may lead to a prolonged second stage, and increased instrumental vaginal deliveries rate in singleton gestations. We aimed to examine the association between epidural and vacuum deliveries rate and second stage duration among twin deliveries.

Methods: Retrospective study conducted at a single teaching hospital on data between January 1995 and December 2015. Read More

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March 2019
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A qualitative study of women's views on the acceptability of being asked about mental health problems at antenatal booking appointments.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 29;74:126-133. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

King's College London, Section of Women's Mental Health, Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK. Electronic address:

Objective: To explore women's views on the acceptability of being asked about mental health problems at antenatal booking.

Design: Qualitative study.

Setting: Brief semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with women in a private setting at a hospital, or at women's homes. Read More

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Vaginal delivery and HBV mother to child transmission risk after immunoprophylaxis: A systematic review and a meta-analysis.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 30;74:116-125. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Center for Liver Diseases, Nantong Third People's Hospital, Nantong University, Nantong, PR China. Electronic address:

Objective: HBV mother to child transmission (MTCT) can be prevented by passive and active immunoprophylaxis. In this study, we aim to assess whether vaginal delivery is safe for HBV MTCT after immunoprophylaxis.

Material And Methods: PubMed and Web of Science were systematically searched. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.03.024DOI Listing
March 2019
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Antenatal care for Somali-born women in Sweden: Perspectives from mothers, fathers and midwives.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 29;74:107-115. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden. Electronic address:

Objective: To explore Somali-born parents' experiences of antenatal care in Sweden, antenatal care midwives' experiences of caring for Somali-born parents, and their respective ideas about group antenatal care for Somali-born parents.

Design: Eight focus group discussions with 2-8 participants in each were conducted, three with Somali-born mothers, two with fathers and three with antenatal care midwives. The transcribed text was analysed using Attride-Stirling's tool "Thematic networks". Read More

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March 2019
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Factors associated with female genital cutting in Yemen and its policy implications.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 18;74:99-106. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program, Department of Population and Family Health, the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, United States.

Background: A tremendous number of girls in Yemen are still subjected to female genital cutting (FGC), which carries an increased risk of health complications and violates children's rights. This study describes the prevalence of FGC in four Yemeni provinces and investigates the determinants of FGC.

Methods: We analyzed data from women aged 15 to 49 years who responded to a sub-national household survey conducted in six rural districts of four Yemeni provinces in 2008-2009. Read More

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March 2019
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A qualitative study of hospital birth perceptions: The helix of priority needs.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 26;74:91-98. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Faculty of Medicine and Nursing. Department of Nursing, University of the Basque Country, Dr. J. Begiristain 105, 20014, San Sebastian, Spain.

Objective: To understand which needs are considered priorities in the hospital birth experience from the perspectives of postpartum women.

Design: This qualitative prospective study used a phenomenological approach. Data were collected through participant observations and semi-structured interviews recorded at eight weeks and eight months after childbirth. Read More

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March 2019
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Assessing emotional aspects of midwives' intrapartum care: Development of the emotional availability and responsiveness in intrapartum care scale.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 27;74:84-90. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Griffith University, University Drive, Meadowbrook QLD 4131, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Electronic address:

Background/problem: Emotional care underpins women's positive experiences during labour andbirth but is under-researched. Applying an attachment theory approach may inform the measurement of emotional aspects of maternity care.

Objective: To develop and validate a self - report measure for midwives to assess their emotionally attuned intrapartum care. Read More

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March 2019
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Client-centred maternity care from women's perspectives: Need for responsiveness.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 25;74:76-83. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Athena Institute, Faculty of Science, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Background: Client- or woman-centred care has become a major focus in improving Western maternity care systems. In measures to increase client-centredness, the perspectives of maternity care professionals and policymakers often predominate. However, to put women at the centre of maternity care, insights into their perspectives are important. Read More

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March 2019
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Knowledge and attitudes towards breastfeeding practices: A cross-sectional survey of postnatal mothers in China.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 18;74:68-75. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, 500N. 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ, 85004, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: To examine the mothers' knowledge and attitudes toward breastfeeding and highlight barriers to exclusive breastfeeding in Chinese postpartum mothers.

Design: Cross sectional survey SETTING: Maternity wards of two large, multi-service teaching hospitals, Wuhan, China.

Participants: 324 postnatal mothers completed a structured questionnaire during their stay at hospital from October 2016 to January 2017. Read More

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March 2019
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Postnatal depression and infant growth in an urban area of Bangladesh.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 22;74:57-67. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Epidemiology, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Postnatal depression (PND) has been a common depressive mental disorder among the mothers in a low-income country like Bangladesh where stunting, underweight and wasting are prevalent among infants. The present prospective cohort study was carried out among 297 non-depressed and 103 depressed mothers (ages 18-36 years) to find the association between post natal depression and growth of infants. Data were collected by face to face interview through semi-structured questionnaires and anthropometric measurements were taken with proper anthropometric techniques and calibrated instruments. Read More

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March 2019
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Women's status within the household as a determinant of institutional delivery in Malawi.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 18;74:44-56. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

School of Public Health, College of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, 250, Wu-Hsing St, Taipei City, 110 Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: Complications that occur during the time of delivery can be prevented with proper medical care in the health facilities. Although women status is often cited as a factor related to improving maternal health in sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, there is limited data on woman's position within her household and institutional delivery use in Malawi. Read More

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Labour characteristics of women achieving successful vaginal birth after caesarean section in three European countries.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 19;74:36-43. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Midwifery Research and Education Unit, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, Hannover D-30625, Germany.

Objective: Knowledge about labour characteristics of women achieving successful vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) might be used to improve labour and birth management. This study examined sociodemographic and labour process-related factors regarding a) differences between countries, b) the comparison of successful VBAC with unplanned caesarean section, and c) predictors for the success of planned VBAC in three European countries.

Design: We analysed observational data collected within the OptiBIRTH trial, a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Read More

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Motivators and challenges to research recruitment - A qualitative study with midwives.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 19;74:14-20. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin DO2 T283. Ireland.

Objective: To explore midwives' experiences of recruiting participants to research studies conducted by other researchers.

Design: An inductive qualitative study.

Methods: Individual face-to-face or telephone interviews using a semi-structured interview guide. Read More

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Safety first: Factors affecting preceptor midwives experiences of competency assessment failure among midwifery students.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 18;74:29-35. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. Electronic address:

Background: Assessment of clinical practice is a core component of midwifery education. Clinical assessment is challenging and affected by a number of factors. Preceptor midwives are reported to be reluctant to fail students in clinical assessments. Read More

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Midwifery students' experiences of working within a midwifery caseload model.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 18;74:21-28. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Logan Campus, University Drive, Meadowbrook, QLD 4131, Australia; Transforming Maternity Care Collaborative, Griffith University, QLD 4222, Australia; Gold Coast University Hospital, 1 Hospital Blvd, Southport, QLD 4215, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Work integrated learning opportunities account for approximately half of the Bachelor of Midwifery program with the goal being to ensure that on graduation students are skilled to provide woman centred evidenced based midwifery care within any environment. There is increasing concern, however, over the quality of clinical experiences students are afforded.

Objective: This study explored the experiences of third year Bachelor of Midwifery students in South East Queensland undertaking a clinical placement within a midwifery caseload model. Read More

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March 2019
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Role changes in primiparous women during 'doing the month' period.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 18;74:6-13. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

College of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, No. 100, Shih-Chuan 1st Rd., San-Ming District, Kaohsiung City 80708, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Introduction: Zuò yuèzi, or 'doing the month', is a postpartum tradition among ethnically Chinese women, and the purpose is to restore the organ and endocrine function of the mother's body to normal. The period for 'doing the month' is generally between 30 and 40 days postpartum, and some problems in the establishment of the mother-child relationship and adaptation to motherhood may occur during this period. Yet, this is an easily often-ignored period for caring. Read More

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March 2019
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Caring behaviours by midwives: Jordanian women's perceptions during childbirth.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 18;74:1-5. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Faculty of Nursing, Mutah University, Jordan.

Background: It is agreed internationally that caring is a central part of nursing and midwifery. There is a growing concern about the lack of caring in childbirth settings in developing countries including Jordan. The aim of this study was to explore women's perceptions of midwives' caring behaviours during childbirth to assist develop strategies for improvement. Read More

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March 2019
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A survey of the genesis of stress and its effect on the academic performance of midwifery students in a college in Ghana.

Midwifery 2019 Jun 26;73:69-77. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Geography and Rural Development, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Objective: This study assesses the genesis of stress among midwifery students in Ghana and its impact on their academic performance.

Design: A contextual cross-sectional design was used, and data were drawn from a 17-modified-item response from the College Undergraduate Stress Scale (CUSS), a rating of students' academic performance and stress management techniques.

Setting: The study took place at the Saint Michael's Midwifery Training School located at Pramso, within the Bosomtwe District, Ashanti Region, Ghana. Read More

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Predictors of midwives' intention to provide planned home birth services to low-risk women: A theory of planned behaviour approach.

Midwifery 2019 Jun 12;73:62-68. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS), Nigeria.

Objective: Planned home birth may increase women's access to skilled midwives in all settings. Using theory to understand and predict midwives' intention regarding planned home birth services is rare. Therefore, using the theory of planned behaviour, we determined the factors associated with midwives' intention to provide planned home birth services to low-risk women. Read More

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June 2019
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Barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation within pregnant Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women: An integrative review.

Midwifery 2019 Jun 7;73:49-61. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia.

Objective: To synthesise primary research regarding the facilitators and barriers to smoking cessation amongst Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women during pregnancy.

Design: An integrative review.

Review Methods: A systematic search of peer-reviewed literature from five databases published from January 2008 to April 2018. Read More

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Sleep in parents of preterm infants: A systematic review.

Midwifery 2019 Jun 5;73:35-48. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Background: Sleep disruption during the first postpartum year is associated with several negative health outcomes including postpartum depression. Such disruption may be a greater issue for parents of preterm neonates, yet literature on this subject has not been critically reviewed.

Objective: To synthesize literature on sleep quantity, sleep quality, and factors influencing sleep among parents of preterm infants during infant hospitalization and following discharge. Read More

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June 2019
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Using the Quality Maternal and Newborn Care Framework to evaluate women's experiences of different models of care: A qualitative study.

Midwifery 2019 Jun 5;73:26-34. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Objective: There is evidence that continuity of care - increasingly a focus of maternity care policy in the UK - contributes to improved outcomes. However, uncertainty remains about which models of care are most effective in which circumstances, and why this is. A plausible explanation is grounded in the idea that the continuity elements of care contribute to and reinforce best quality care. Read More

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June 2019
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Using a quality care framework to evaluate user and provider experiences of maternity care: A comparative study.

Midwifery 2019 Jun 5;73:17-25. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Objective: The Quality Maternal and Newborn Care Framework describes the components and characteristics of quality care and emphasises relational and continuity elements. Continuity of care is increasingly a focus of maternity care policy in the United Kingdom. While some outcomes have been shown to be improved, there is uncertainty about why certain models of care are more effective. Read More

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June 2019
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The intention to make preconception lifestyle changes in men: Associated socio-demographic and psychosocial factors.

Midwifery 2019 Jun 13;73:8-16. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

University Centre for Nursing & Midwifery, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, UZ 5K3, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium; VIVES University College, Department Health Care, Wilgenstraat 32, B-8800 Roeselare, Belgium. Electronic address:

Objective: To determine which socio-demographic and psychosocial factors are associated with the intention for preconception healthily behavioral changes in the general population of reproductive-aged men.

Design: A cross-sectional, multicenter study.

Setting: Four secondary schools, 4 Public Centers for Social Welfare, 7 Community Health Centers, and online. Read More

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June 2019
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Maternal determinants of low birth weight and neonatal asphyxia in the Upper West region of Ghana.

Midwifery 2019 Jun 21;73:1-7. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

University for Development Studies, School of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences, P. O. Box 1883, Tamale, Ghana.

Background: Adverse birth outcomes continue to be a global public health challenge, particularly in low resource settings. Therefore, the present study aimed at assessing maternal determinants of low birth weight and neonatal asphyxia in the Upper West region of Ghana.

Methods: An analytical cross sectional survey was conducted among mothers who attended child welfare clinics (CWC) in six sub-districts. Read More

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The mental health and wellbeing of midwifery students: An integrative review.

Midwifery 2019 May 14;72:80-89. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Midwifery, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King's College London, London, UK.

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Parents' and caretakers' perceptions and concerns about accessibility of antenatal services by pregnant teenagers in Mbarara Municipality, Uganda.

Midwifery 2019 May 22;72:74-79. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: Uganda has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Sub-Saharan Africa and the world. About a quarter of teenagers become pregnant annually. This is much higher than the global rate of 11%. Read More

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Can common characteristics be identified as predictors for seasonal influenza vaccine uptake in pregnancy? A retrospective cohort study from a South London Hospital.

Midwifery 2019 May 10;72:67-73. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care, Kingston and St George's Joint Faculty, Health, Social Care and Education, St George's Campus, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE, United Kingdom.

Background: Complications due to influenza are contributory factors for maternal deaths in the United Kingdom (UK). Less than half of all pregnant women in the UK receive the influenza vaccination. Increasing immunisation rates for seasonal influenza in pregnant women must remain a public health priority. Read More

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May 2019
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Experiences and views of midwives performing antenatal cardiotocography in Dutch primary care: A qualitative study.

Midwifery 2019 May 7;72:60-66. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Midwifery Science, AVAG, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Van der Boechorststraat 7, room G-102d, 1081 Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Objective: In the current Dutch maternity care system, pregnant women who have an indication for an antenatal cardiotocography (CTG) to be undertaken need to be referred from primary midwife-led care to secondary obstetric-led care. Within three different regions in the Netherlands independent primary care midwives perform antenatal CTG in primary care, introduced as a pilot project. The aim of this study was to evaluate the experiences and views of primary care midwives who perform antenatal CTG in primary care. Read More

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Caring for women making unconventional birth choices: A meta-ethnography exploring the views, attitudes, and experiences of midwives.

Midwifery 2019 May 10;72:50-59. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancs, UK. Electronic address:

Introduction: Women can face opposition when exerting autonomous decision-making regarding their birth choices, particularly when the decisions involve going against medical advice and/or outside of national guidelines. Termed 'unconventional birth choices', some research has explored women's reasons and experiences of making such choices, but less is known about the midwives caring for them.

Objectives: To synthesize existing qualitative literature on the views, attitudes, and experiences of midwives caring for women who make unconventional birth choices. Read More

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Women's help-seeking behaviours within the first twelve months after childbirth: A systematic qualitative meta-aggregation review✰.

Midwifery 2019 May 8;72:39-49. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

School of Health Sciences, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania, Locked Bag 1322, Launceston 7250, Australia. Electronic address:

Introduction: Women within the first 12 months after birth often do not seek professional help for post-childbirth morbidities. This systematic review uses the Behavioural Model of Health Services Use (BMSHU) to assess the barriers and facilitators to women's help-seeking from health professionals during the first twelve months after childbirth.

Method: A qualitative meta-aggregation was used for the review. Read More

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May 2019
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Migrant Polish women overcoming communication challenges in Scottish maternity services: A qualitative descriptive study.

Midwifery 2019 May 7;72:30-38. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7AQ, UK.

Background: Migrant women are more likely to experience sub-optimal maternity outcomes and are often described in a problematised way. Communication is crucial in maternity and can be compromised if the language of that service is delivered in a language incomprehensible to migrant women.

Methods: Qualitative descriptive study using 9 in-depth individual interviews with Polish women who recently had experience of local maternity services. Read More

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May 2019
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The effects of a childbirth preparation course on birth outcomes among nulliparous Jordanian women.

Midwifery 2019 May 7;72:23-29. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, B.O. Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan. Electronic address:

Objective: This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of a childbirth preparation course on birth outcomes among nulliparous Jordanian women.

Design: A randomized control trial pre-test/post-test design was used to assess the effects of a childbirth preparation course conducted in a military hospital in Amman, Jordan from 1 July to 15 September 2016. A total of 133 low-risk nulliparous women were recruited and randomly assigned to either (1) a control group who received standard care in antenatal clinics or (2) an intervention group who received standard care in antenatal clinics as well as a childbirth preparation course specifically designed for the purpose of this study. Read More

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May 2019
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Mobile obstetric and neonatal simulation based skills training in India.

Midwifery 2019 May 7;72:14-22. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Paediatrics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Background: The developing world has a significantly high risk of women and babies dying during childbirth. Interprofessional simulation training has improved birth practices and outcomes by impacting clinical and non-technical skills like communication, teamwork, leadership and effective use of resources. While these programs have become a training requirement in many high-income countries, they have not been widely introduced in the low-income, low-resource settings. Read More

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May 2019
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Women's knowledge of maternal danger signs during pregnancy: Findings from a cross-sectional survey in Papua New Guinea.

Midwifery 2019 May 4;72:7-13. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea; Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Electronic address:

Objective: To explore knowledge of pregnancy related danger signs among women attending antenatal clinics in Papua New Guinea.

Design: Cross-sectional survey undertaken as part of a wider integrated health and demographic survey.

Setting: Three sites in Papua New Guinea: Hiri District (Central Province), Karkar (Madang Province) and Asaro (Eastern Highlands Province). Read More

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May 2019
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Exploring woman -Nurse interaction in a Jordanian antenatal clinic: A qualitative study.

Midwifery 2019 May 1;72:1-6. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Princess Muna College of Nursing, Jordan. Electronic address:

Background: Effective woman-nurse interaction is critical in providing quality nursing care and would improve the health outcomes and the level of women's satisfaction with health and nursing services.

Aim: To explore how Jordanian nurses and pregnant women perceive their interaction during antenatal visits.

Methods: A descriptive qualitative study was conducted using a purposive sample of twelve pregnant women and twelve nurses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.01.008DOI Listing
May 2019
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Breastfeeding outcomes among early-term and full-term infants.

Midwifery 2019 Apr 16;71:71-76. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada.

Background: When compared with full-term birth (39 to <42 weeks), early-term birth (37 to <39 weeks) is associated with adverse neonatal outcomes that may impede breastfeeding. Breastfeeding provides numerous benefits to infants and could potentially offset the effects of early-term birth. However, the effect of early-term birth on any and exclusive breastfeeding duration among healthy normal weight infants is unclear. Read More

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April 2019
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Afterbirth support provision for women following a traumatic/distressing birth: Survey of NHS hospital trusts in England.

Midwifery 2019 Apr 15;71:63-70. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Reproductive Health, Childbirth and Children's Research Team, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, Lancashire PR2 9HT, UK.

Objective: Despite recommendations within postnatal care guidelines, many National Health Service (NHS) hospital trusts in the UK provide an afterbirth, debriefing type service for women who have had a traumatic/distressing birth. Currently there are a lack of insights into what, how, and when this support is provided. The aim of this study was to explore afterbirth provision for women who have had a traumatic/distressing birth in NHS hospital trusts in England. Read More

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Seeking social support and postpartum depression: A pilot retrospective study of perceived changes.

Midwifery 2019 Apr 8;71:56-62. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

MotherWoman, Inc, 220 Russell Road, Hadley, MA 01035, United States. Electronic address:

Postpartum depression prevalence rates reach as high as 25% (Gavin, 2006). Negative effects on mothers and children are well established. Although low social support is an important predictor of perinatal depression (Leahy-Warren, McCarthy, and Corcoran, 2012), the value of peer group support remains equivocal and is examined in this pilot study. Read More

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April 2019
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