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

Midwifery 2019 Feb 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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February 2019

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

Midwifery 2019 Feb 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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February 2019

Mobile obstetric and neonatal simulation based skills training in India.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 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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February 2019

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

Midwifery 2019 Feb 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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February 2019

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

Midwifery 2019 Feb 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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February 2019
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Breastfeeding outcomes among early-term and full-term infants.

Midwifery 2019 Jan 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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January 2019

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

Midwifery 2019 Jan 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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January 2019

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

Midwifery 2019 Jan 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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January 2019

Labial trauma post birth: A delphi study of classification and suturing requirements.

Midwifery 2019 Jan 16;71:49-55. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Women's Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, Blackheath Lane, Stafford, ST18 0AD. Electronic address:

Objectives: Primary objectives were to establish consensus of opinion for classification of post birth labial trauma and which types of post birth labial trauma require suturing. Secondary objectives were to establish optimal method, material and anaesthetic for suturing labial trauma.

Design: Delphi study consisting of 3 rounds. Read More

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January 2019
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Fathers' reactions over their partner's diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy: A qualitative interview study.

Midwifery 2019 Jan 2;71:42-48. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Electronic address:

Background: Fathers' experience of childbirth has been described as both distressing and wonderful, but little has been described in the literature about fathers´ reactions when their partners get life threatening diagnoses such as peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) during the peripartum period.

Aim: To learn more about fathers' reactions over their partner's diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy.

Methods: Fourteen fathers, whose partner was diagnosed with PPCM before or after giving birth, were interviewed. Read More

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January 2019
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Midwives' perception of patient safety culture-A qualitative study.

Midwifery 2019 Jan 2;71:33-41. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Health University of Applied Sciences Tyrol, Innrain 98, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria. Electronic address:

Objective: To explore midwives' experiences with and perceptions of patient safety culture in the German-speaking countries.

Design And Setting: Semi-structured interviews with midwives were conducted between December 2013 and March 2014, whereby the narrative nature of the questions on patient safety culture provided the space for the interviewed midwives to express their own wishes and thoughts freely. The interviews were recorded and transcribed, and the transcripts were anonymized with respect to personal and institutional names. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.12.020DOI Listing
January 2019

Stressful life events and alcohol consumption in pregnant women: A cross-sectional survey.

Midwifery 2019 Jan 3;71:27-32. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Neuroscience and Behavior, Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Av. dos Bandeirantes, 3900, 14049-900 Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: Psychological stress in pregnancy has been related to different adaptations (physical, emotional and social) of the woman's life during this period. Although maternal stress is a common occurrence in pregnancy, studies indicate that the high levels of stressful life events are a predisposing factor to alcohol consumption in pregnant women. Though postnatal maternal emotional distress has been extensively investigated, little is known about the association between stressful life events and maternal risk behaviors during pregnancy. Read More

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January 2019
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Nursing management of gestational diabetes mellitus in Ghana: Perspectives of nurse-midwives and women.

Midwifery 2019 Jan 4;71:19-26. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Nelson Mandela University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Summerstrand, 6031, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Electronic address:

Background: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance that is observed in the beginning of, or first acknowledged during pregnancy. The prevalence of GDM is estimated to be approximately 15% globally and is expected to increase due to growing numbers of overweight and obesity in women in their reproductive age. The nursing management of GDM in terms of lifestyle modifications (exercise, diet and nutrition) and the taking of diabetes medication, if required, and adherence thereto is crucial to prevent maternal and neonatal-perinatal complications. Read More

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January 2019
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Anencephaly; the maternal experience of continuing with the pregnancy. Incompatible with life but not with love.

Midwifery 2018 Dec 25;71:12-18. Epub 2018 Dec 25.

Pregnancy Loss Research Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland; The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Objective: As advances in prenatal diagnosis increasingly enable detection of life-limiting conditions, end-of-life care may start before birth. Termination of these pregnancies may have been default management, but in the Republic of Ireland, where termination is not a legal option, skilled experience in caring for mothers who continue their pregnancies has developed. This study examines the lived experience of four such mothers. Read More

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December 2018
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Quit-smoking counselling in Dutch midwifery practices: Barriers to the implementation of national guidelines.

Midwifery 2018 Dec 23;71:1-11. Epub 2018 Dec 23.

Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction (Trimbos Institute), da Costakade 45, Utrecht, VS 3521, the Netherlands; Netherlands Expertise Centre for Tobacco Control, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Objective: Although smoking during pregnancy can have severe health consequences for the (unborn) child, 9% of Dutch pregnant women smoke at any time during their pregnancy. Midwives in the Netherlands are a responsible party in the provision of quit-smoking counselling for pregnant women by means of the 7-step `V-MIS' intervention, but in practice the implementation appears to be suboptimal. The purpose of the present study was to assess the provision of quit-smoking counselling by midwives, and to clarify the nature and extent of any existing barriers and needs in the provision of quit-smoking counselling in Dutch midwifery settings. Read More

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December 2018
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Content to share with expectant fathers: Views of professionals focused on father involvement.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 24;70:119-126. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 200 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: To examine whether there is a consensus on what guidance to share with expectant fathers from the prenatal through early infancy period among a multidisciplinary group of professionals with expertise on father involvement.

Design: Consensus-building approach using mixed methods involving two rounds of data collection. In Round 1, participants were requested to individually generate content as text messages to share with expectant fathers that a father should know or do for his infant, his partner, and himself starting prenatally and through early infancy. Read More

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March 2019
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Perceptions of barriers to accessing perinatal mental health care in midwifery: A scoping review.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 30;70:106-118. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

McMaster Midwifery Research Centre, McMaster University, HSC-4H24, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: Despite greater contact with the healthcare system during the perinatal period, detection and treatment of perinatal mental health conditions remain suboptimal.

Aim: To explore midwives' and midwifery clients' perceptions of factors that impede access to perinatal mental health care in high resource settings.

Design: Scoping review. Read More

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Skills-based childbirth preparation increases childbirth self-efficacy for first time mothers.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 24;70:100-105. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Dunedin School of Medicine, Department of Psychological Medicine, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand. Electronic address:

Objective: To explore the potential benefits of skills-based childbirth preparation on first time mother's childbirth self-efficacy.

Design: An RCT of an education programme for skills-based childbirth preparation was conducted. Data were examined for significant differences between groups over time and at outcome. Read More

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Prevalence and outcome of postpartum urinary retention at an Australian hospital.

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Tara Beaumont

Midwifery 2019 Mar 23;70:92-99. Epub 2018 Dec 23.

Women's and Children's Hospital, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide, SA 5006, Australia.. Electronic address:

Objective: Postpartum urinary retention is thought to be a potentially significant complication of childbirth. A universal postpartum void review process has been in place since 2008 at this tertiary obstetric hospital to screen for voiding dysfunction. Procedure compliance audits were undertaken on implementation but local prevalence and clinical outcomes of both acute and persistent postpartum urinary retention had not been documented for our cohort to date. Read More

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Breastfeeding self-efficacy and related factors in postpartum Vietnamese women.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 24;70:84-91. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (NTUNHS), No. 365, Mingde Road, Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: Breastfeeding self-efficacy refers to a mother's confidence about her ability to breastfeed, which has been found to shape her choice about whether or not to do so. It depends on social and psychological factors and has not previously been studied in postpartum Vietnamese women.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore factors related to breastfeeding self-efficacy and its predictors among postpartum Vietnamese women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.12.014DOI Listing
March 2019
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Relation between Epidural Analgesia and severe perineal laceration in childbearing women in Catalonia.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 13;70:76-83. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Innovation and Health Division, Catalan Health Service, Spain; Mar School of Nursing, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain.

Objective: Our objectives were to study the association between epidural analgesia and risk of severe perineal laceration (SPL), and identify additional risk factors for SPL. This multicentre study consisted of an analysis of data from the MidconBirth Phase I Database, on the use of EA and perineal results during childbirth. (World Health Organization, International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, 2016: http://apps. Read More

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Depression in pregnant women hospitalized due to intrauterine growth restriction: Prevalence and associated factors.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 13;70:71-75. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Electronic address:

Objective: Pregnancies complicated with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) may require hospitalization in a high-risk pregnancy unit (HRPU). A complicated pregnancy and hospital admission may negatively affect the pregnant woman's mental health. Several factors have been identified as possible risk factors for depression, which is proven to lead to several adverse perinatal outcomes. Read More

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Investigating the effectiveness of school-based breastfeeding education on breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes and intentions of adolescent females.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 14;70:64-70. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. Electronic address:

Breastfeeding intentions are usually shaped prior to conception, often as early as adolescence. Secondary school reproductive curriculum may be an appropriate setting to provide breastfeeding information on a population level. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the impact of a school-based breastfeeding educational intervention on the breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes and future infant feeding intentions of secondary school adolescent females; as well as assess the acceptability and feasibility of the intervention among the target population. Read More

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March 2019
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Postpartum depression among Arab and Jewish women in Israel: Ethnic inequalities and risk factors.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 14;70:54-63. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O. Box 653, Beer Sheva, Israel. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of the current study was to compare the prevalence of, and risk factors for postpartum depression (PPD) among Jewish and Arab women in Israel.

Design: Data were obtained from a study on 'Family Relations and Violence' conducted in Israel in 2014-2015 using a multilayered nationwide representative sample of mothers who were interviewed face to face using a structured questionnaire in each woman's native language (Arabic / Hebrew) 6 weeks to 6 months postpartum.

Setting: 63 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) clinics from five geographical districts. Read More

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Implementing an intervention to promote normal labour and birth: A study of clinicians' perceptions.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 13;70:46-53. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Ballarat Health Services, Ballarat, Australia.

Objective: Prior to implementation of a Normal Labour and Birth Bundle (NLBB) at a regional maternity service in Victoria, Australia, this study aimed to understand clinician factors that may influence the uptake, acceptance and use of the NLBB.

Design: This was a mixed methods study in which The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) provided the framework for the conduct and analysis of the staff survey and focus groups. Descriptive and multiple regression were used to analyse the survey data and thematic analysis was used for the focus group data. Read More

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Australian midwives' experiences of implementing practice change.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 15;70:38-45. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, Western Australia 6027, Australia. Electronic address:

Objective: The introduction of the best available evidence into health care practice is a complicated and uncertain process. Attempts to translate even highly reliable evidence into care provision are known to flounder. The objective of this study was to investigate midwives' experiences of leading practice change. Read More

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March 2019
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Spanish validation and factor structure of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R).

Midwifery 2019 Mar 13;70:31-37. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull, HU6 7RX, UK.

Objective: To translate and validate a Spanish-language version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) and describe key measurement properties.

Design: A cross-sectional instrument validation design examining factor structure, validity and reliability.

Setting: Three public hospital sites in Spain. Read More

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March 2019
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Reprint of characterizing gestational weight gain in a cohort of indigenous Australian women.

Midwifery 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Gomeroi gaayngal Centre, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, 2/1 Hinkler Rd, Tamworth, NSW 2340, Australia; School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia; Priority Research Centre of Reproductive Sciences, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia; Priority Research Centre of Generational Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia; Department of Rural Health, University of Newcastle, Tamworth, NSW 2340, Australia. Electronic address:

Objective: to determine the adequacy of gestational weight gain for a cohort of Indigenous Australian women and investigate whether it is associated with pre-pregnancy body mass index.

Design: analysis of observational data collected from a longitudinal cohort study that follows Indigenous Australian women through pregnancy.

Setting: women recruited through antenatal clinics in regional and remote towns in NSW, Australia to the Gomeroi gaaynggal program. Read More

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December 2018

Magnitude and correlates of postnatal care utilization among reproductive aged women in a rural district in eastern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 4;70:22-30. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Postnatal care is critical to detect and manage postpartum complications in the early stages as well as to prevent potentially life-threatening health conditions that lead to maternal death. However, postnatal care utilization is persistently low in Ethiopia. The aim of this study is to assess the magnitude and correlates of postnatal care utilization among reproductive aged women in Kersa district, in eastern Ethiopia. Read More

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March 2019
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Paternal involvement of Singaporean fathers within six months postpartum: A follow-up qualitative study.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 3;70:7-14. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Objective: This study aims to understand paternal involvement within the six-month postpartum period to identify the challenges and needs of Singaporean fathers.

Design: The study used a descriptive qualitative design.

Setting And Participants: This research is a follow-up study of 50 first-time and experienced fathers who were originally interviewed in the early postpartum period. Read More

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Challenging the status quo: Women's experiences of opting for a home birth in Andalucia, Spain.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 3;70:15-21. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Mar School of Nursing, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Objective: To explore the perceptions, beliefs and attitudes of women who opted for a home birth in Andalusia (Spain).

Background: Home birth is currently an unusual choice among Spanish women. It is not an option covered by the Spanish National Health Service and women who opt for a home birth have to pay for an independent midwife. Read More

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Australian men's experiences of support following pregnancy loss: A qualitative study.

Midwifery 2019 Mar 28;70:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

Background: Despite growing recognition of the potential psychological and emotional impacts of pregnancy loss on expecting parents, the majority of the literature and subsequent care guidelines focus largely on women's experiences. Currently, there is limited research pertaining solely to men's health and psychological outcomes, especially in the Australian context.

Objective: This study aimed to explore Australian men's experiences of both formal and informal supports received following a female partner's pregnancy loss. Read More

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Does exclusive breastfeeding relate to the longer duration of breastfeeding? A prospective cohort study.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 19;69:163-171. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Nutrition, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address:

Objectives: Suboptimal breastfeeding contributes to morbidity and mortality in children. Studies in high-income countries (HICs) show that exclusive-breastfeeding (EBF) is associated with longer breastfeeding duration. The aim of this study was to determine whether maternal reports of EBF at six months are associated with longer duration of breastfeeding during the first two years of life in a low and middle-income country (LMIC) setting, and to identify determinants of breastfeeding duration. Read More

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February 2019
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Social support and second trimester depression.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 23;69:158-162. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Nursing Department of Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, No.2699, West Gaoke Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 201204, China.

Background: Depression is the most prevalent psychiatric disease during and after pregnancy (Aktas and Yesilcicek, 2015). Social supportive system (SSS) serves to protect against the development of depressive symptoms (Moshki and Cheravi, 2016). The mitigating effect of SSS on depression among expectant Chinese women is unclear. Read More

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February 2019
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Urgency to build a connection: Midwives' experiences of being 'with woman' in a model where midwives are unknown.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 28;69:150-157. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

Objective: The objective of this study was to explore midwives' experiences of being 'with woman' in the intrapartum period within the context of an unknown midwife model.

Design: A descriptive phenomenological design was used with individual in-depth interviews. Transcribed interviews were analysed using thematic analysis that incorporated the data analysis framework offered by Amadeus Giorgi. Read More

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February 2019
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"Change-makers in midwifery care": Exploring the differences between expectations and outcomes-A qualitative study of a midwifery net-based education programme in the Somali region.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 17;69:135-142. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University, 791 88 Falun, Sweden. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study is to explore midwifery educators' expected outcomes in the net-based master's programme, the programmes' realised outcomes and the reported difference regarding the increased choices for the graduates and the effect on their agency.

Design: In this case study, we focused on a net-based master's programme in sexual and reproductive health in Somalia. Somalia suffers from a shortage of skilled birth attendants and there is a need for building up the capacity of midwifery educators. Read More

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February 2019

Evaluating effects of prenatal web-based breastfeeding education for pregnant mothers in their third trimester of pregnancy: Prospective randomized control trial.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 28;69:143-149. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Faculty of Nursing, Hashemite University, P.O. Box 330133, Zarqa, 13133, Jordan. Electronic address:

Background: Education is the cornerstone supporting breastfeeding practices. However, the traditional oral education method cannot always satisfy the learning needs of mothers.

Objective: to measure the effectiveness of prenatal web-based breastfeeding education program for Jordanian pregnant mothers in their third trimester of pregnancy on enhancing knowledge, attitude, and self-efficacy of breastfeeding after giving birth. Read More

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February 2019
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Use of the partogram in a private hospital in South Africa.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 23;69:128-134. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Dean of Faculty/Professor of Midwifery, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK. Electronic address:

Objective: to explore and describe the use of the partogram in private hospitals in South Africa.

Design: an explanatory mixed method design. In-depth interviews were conducted with the midwives and midwife specialists to explicate the significance of the initial quantitative questionnaires. Read More

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February 2019
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Diabetes Mellitus and lower genital tract tears after vaginal birth: A cohort study.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 22;69:121-127. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aarhus University Hospital, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, DK-8200, Denmark; Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Incuba / Skejby Building 2 Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 82, Aarhus DK-8200, Denmark. Electronic address:

Introduction: Diabetes Mellitus in pregnancy is increasing. No existing studies have examined Diabetes Mellitus as the primary exposure for lower genital tract tears after vaginal birth. The objective was to study the association between Diabetes Mellitus (all types combined), Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and lower genital tract tears after vaginal birth. Read More

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February 2019
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Predictive validity of the Postpartum Depression Predictors Inventory-Revised (PDPI-R): A longitudinal study with Portuguese women.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 17;69:113-120. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Objective: This study examined the predictive validity of the prenatal and postnatal versions of the Postpartum Depression Predictors Inventory-Revised (PDPI-R) in European Portuguese women, considering two gold standards to determine postpartum depression (PPD).

Design: Prospective longitudinal study conducted between November 2015 and September 2017.

Setting: One public referral maternity hospital in the central region of Portugal. Read More

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February 2019
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Implementation of midwifery continuity of care models for Indigenous women in Australia: Perspectives and reflections for the United Kingdom.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 17;69:110-112. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

Department of Women and Children's Health, School of Life Course Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London, United Kingdom; Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Maternity models that provide midwifery continuity of care have been established to increase access to appropriate services for Indigenous Australian women. Understanding the development and implementation of continuity models for Indigenous women in Australia provides useful insights for the development and implementation of similar models in other contexts such as those for vulnerable and socially disadvantaged women living in the United Kingdom. To ensure better health outcomes for mothers and babies, it is crucial to promote culturally competent and safe public health models in which midwives work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team. Read More

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February 2019

Client and provider factors associated with companionship during labor and birth in Kigoma Region, Tanzania.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 13;69:92-101. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta 30341, GA, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Labor and birth companionship is a key aspect of respectful maternity care. Lack of companionship deters women from accessing facility-based delivery care, though formal and informal policies against companionship are common in sub-Saharan African countries.

Aim: To identify client and provider factors associated with labor and birth companionship DESIGN: Cross-sectional evaluation among delivery clients and providers in 61 health facilities in Kigoma Region, Tanzania, April-July 2016. Read More

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February 2019
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"His tummy's only tiny" - Scientific feeding advice versus women's knowledge. Women's experiences of feeding their late preterm babies.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 9;69:102-109. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Bournemouth University, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Royal London House, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 3LT, UK. Electronic address:

Objective: This paper reports on one element of a study exploring the experiences of women who are caring for late preterm baby/babies (LPBs) and focuses on their experiences of breastfeeding.

Design: As this study aimed to privilege women's experiences, a feminist approach was utilised, with individual qualitative interviews in two phases conducted with a purposefully selected sample of women who were caring for a late preterm baby or babies. Template Analysis linked to Birth Territory Theory (BTT) was used to identify key issues and experiences of women. Read More

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February 2019
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Is there an association between pregnant women's experience of violence and their partner's drinking? A Swedish population-based study.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 30;69:84-91. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3086, Australia. Electronic address:

Objective: Pregnancy is a time of heightened vulnerability for women, especially for experiencing violence in their close and intimate relationships. Alcohol misuse by a male intimate partner is a known contributor to increased risk and severity of intimate partner violence generally, however less is known about the relationship between partner drinking patterns and women's experience of violence in their relationship, and particularly in early pregnancy. This study aimed to explore these associations in a large, population-based sample of Swedish expectant parents. Read More

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February 2019

Addressing transition to motherhood, guideline adherence by midwives in prenatal booking visits: Findings from video recordings.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 31;69:76-83. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Midwifery Science, AVAG, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Objective: To assess if and how primary care midwives adhere to the guideline by addressing transition to motherhood at the first prenatal booking visit and to what extent there was a difference in addressing transition to motherhood between nulliparous and multiparous women.

Design: Cross-sectional observational study of video-recorded prenatal booking visits.

Setting And Participants: 126 video recordings of prenatal booking visits with 18 primary care midwives in the Netherlands taking place between August 2010 and April 2011. Read More

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February 2019
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Breastfeeding initiation and duration in France: The importance of intergenerational and previous maternal breastfeeding experiences - results from the nationwide ELFE study.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 30;69:67-75. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

NSERM, UMR1153 Epidemiology and Biostatistics Sorbonne Paris Cité Center (CRESS), Early life research on later health Team (EAROH), F-75000 Paris, France; Paris Descartes University, F-75000 Paris, France; INRA, U1125 Epidemiology and Biostatistics Sorbonne Paris Cité Center (CRESS), Early life research on later health Team (EAROH), Paris, France. Electronic address:

Objective: To assess the role of the mother's mother and mothers' previous personal experiences with breastfeeding and childcare in breastfeeding practices.

Design And Setting: The analysis included 13,774 mother-infant dyads from the French national birth cohort ELFE. Feeding practices were assessed by face-to-face interview in maternity wards in 2011, by phone interviews at months 2 and 12 post-partum and by Internet/paper questionnaires monthly from months 3-10. Read More

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February 2019
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Urban Chinese midwives' knowledge, attitudes and practices toward umbilical cord blood donation.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 27;69:59-66. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

The School of Public Health & Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4/F, School of Public Health, Room 411, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong. Electronic address:

Objective: This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitudes and factors associated with promotion of umbilical cord blood (CB) donation by Chinese midwives to expectant mothers.

Design: An anonymous cross-sectional survey using self-administered questionnaires.

Setting: Hong Kong, China. Read More

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February 2019
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Perceived job demands and resources of newly qualified midwives working in primary care settings in The Netherlands.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 26;69:52-58. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Medical Education, Center for Education Development and Research in Health Professions, Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Objective: The objective of this study is to identify perceived job demands and job resources of newly qualified midwives (NQMs), working in primary midwifery care during their first years in practice.

Design/setting: A qualitative study, with semi-structured group interviews was conducted. Midwives working less than three years in primary midwifery care in the Netherlands were invited to join a focus group interview. Read More

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February 2019
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The psychometric properties of the Icelandic version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) when used prenatal.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 19;69:45-51. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; School of Business, Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland; Mental Health Services, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Objective: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Icelandic version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) when used prenatal, explore the dimensionality of the scale and describe its effectiveness in identifying depression.

Design: A sample of Icelandic women filled in the EPDS at week 16 gestation, week 24 and week 36. If screened positive in week 16 they were asked to attend a psychiatric diagnostic interview 2-4 weeks later. Read More

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February 2019
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Processing birth experiences: A content analysis of women's preferences.

Midwifery 2019 Feb 27;69:29-38. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

Landspítali - The National University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland; Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Background: Negative birth experiences may have adverse effects on the wellbeing of women and babies. Knowledge about useful interventions to assist women in processing and resolving negative birth experiences is limited.

Objective: To explore women's experience and preferences of reviewing their birth experience at a special midwifery clinic. Read More

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February 2019
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