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Showing PubMed Articles 1–25 of 381 from Midwifery

Resilience as a protective factor in pregnancy and puerperium: Its relationship with the psychological state, and with Hair Cortisol Concentrations.

Stress is considered an important risk factor for the physical and psychological health of pregnant women. Hence, it is very important to study those protective factors that attenuate the negative effects of stress, such as resilience. The objective of this study was to verify the role of resilience as a stress-reducing factor during pregnancy.

An exploratory cost-effectiveness analysis: Comparison between a midwife-led birth unit and a standard obstetric unit within the same hospital in Belgium.

The objective of this study was to compare midwife-led and consultant-led obstetrical care for women with uncomplicated low-risk pregnancies. We estimated costs and maternal outcomes in both units to achieve a cost-effectiveness ratio.

Midwives' perspectives of continuity based working in the UK: A cross-sectional survey.

UK policy is advocating continuity of midwife throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period in order to improve outcomes. We explored the working patterns that midwives are willing and able to adopt, barriers to change, and what would help midwives to work in continuity models of care.

Third stage of labour management practices: A secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study of Australian women and their associated outcomes.

This study aimed to describe practices used during the third stage of labour in a cohort of Australian women and explore clinical outcomes such as postpartum hemorrhage and clinical decision making associated with these practices.

The relationship between salivary cortisol and perinatal depression in women undergoing termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly: A prospective cohort study.

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis plays a crucial role in the neurobiological pathways for depression. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between salivary cortisol and depression in women before and after termination of pregnancy due to fetal anomaly.

Management of the passive phase of the second stage of labour in nulliparous women-Focus group discussions with Swedish midwives.

Transcultural adaptation and validation of the Tilburg Pregnancy Distress Scale (TPDS) in the Brazilian cultural context.

Objective The purpose of this study was to perform the translation, cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Tilburg Pregnancy Distress Scale (TPDS) in the Brazilian cultural context and to verify its psychometric properties. Design Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of a distress scale. Setting The study was carried out in a prenatal clinic of a reference maternity hospital in southern Brazil. Participants 160 childbearing women. Methods The adaptation of the TPDS to the Portuguese language in...

Comparison of bio-sociodemographic, obstetric and perinatal characteristics among immigrant and native women in the Metropolitan Region in Chile.

International migration is an increasing public health concern, particularly regard to maternal and neonatal health.

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

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. In this study, we aimed to examine the association between child marriage and utilization of maternal health care services usin...

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.

'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 decisi...

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

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.

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

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.

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

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. Compassion was central...

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

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.

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

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

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

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...

Challenges and facilitators to the establishment of a midwifery and nursing council in Afghanistan.

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

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.

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

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

Antenatal care for Somali-born women in Sweden: Perspectives from mothers, fathers and midwives.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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