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Acta Obstétrica e Ginecológica Portuguesa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Neonatal Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Advances in Reproductive Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Sexual Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Journal for Infertility and Assisted Conception     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
African Journal of Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Aktuální Gynekologie a Porodnictví     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 276)
American Journal of Perinatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
American Journal of Perinatology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Andrology & Gynecology : Current Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction     Open Access  
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Biology of Reproduction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Birth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Partially Free   (Followers: 299)
British Journal of Midwifery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 91)
Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Reports in Perinatal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clínica e Investigación en Ginecología y Obstetricia     Full-text available via subscription  
Clinical Lactation     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Clinics in Perinatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Contemporary OB GYN - Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women's Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Contraception : X     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Current Women's Health Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Early Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Ecography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
EMC - Ginecología-Obstetricia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Clinics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology : X     Open Access  
Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Fertility and Sterility     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 79)
Fertility Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fertility Science and Research     Open Access  
Fetal and Maternal Medicine Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ginekologia i Perinatologia Praktyczna     Hybrid Journal  
Ginekologia Polska     Open Access  
Global Reproductive Health     Open Access  
gynäkologie + geburtshilfe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Gynäkologisch-geburtshilfliche Rundschau     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Gynakologische Endokrinologie     Hybrid Journal  
Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Gynecologic Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Gynecologic Oncology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gynecological Endocrinology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Gynecological Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Gynécologie Obstétrique & Fertilité     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Gynécologie Obstétrique Fertilité & Sénologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Gynecology     Open Access  
Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy     Open Access  
Gynecology Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Care For Women International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 77)
Human Reproduction Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology     Hybrid Journal  
Indonesian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access  
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Anatomical Variations     Open Access  
International Journal of Childbirth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Gynecological Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Gynecological Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Neonatal Screening     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Obstetrics, Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Urogynecology Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal für Gynäkologische Endokrinologie / Schweiz     Hybrid Journal  
Journal für Gynäkologische Endokrinologie/Österreich     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Basic and Clinical Reproductive Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Breast Health     Open Access  
Journal of Clinical Gynecology and Obstetrics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Evidence-based Care     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Genital System & Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Gynecologic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Gynecological Research and Obstetrics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Human Lactation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences (JHRS)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Maternal and Child Health     Open Access  
Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Journal of Midwifery     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Journal of Midwifery and Reproduction     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia and Critical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Obstetrics and Women's Diseases     Open Access  
Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Perinatal Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Perinatal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Perinatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Reproduction and Contraception     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Reproductive Biotechnology and Fertility     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Reproductive Health and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Reproductive Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Kebidanan Midwiferia     Open Access  
Jurnal Ners     Open Access  
La Revue Sage-Femme     Full-text available via subscription  
Majalah Obstetri & Ginekologi     Open Access  
Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Menopause     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Menopause International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
MHR: Basic science of reproductive medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Middle East Fertility Society Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Midwifery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Midwifery Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Nascer e Crescer : Birth and Growth Medical Journal     Open Access  
Neonatal Network - Journal of Neonatal Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Neonatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48)
Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
OA Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Obstetric Anesthesia Digest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Obstetric Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Obstetrics & Gynecology     Partially Free   (Followers: 93)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Obstetrics and Gynecology International     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Perinatología y Reproducción Humana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Perspectives On Sexual and Reproductive Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Placenta     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynecology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Progresos de Obstetricia y Ginecología     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Reprodução & Climatério     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Reproduction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Reproduction Fertility and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Reproductive BioMedicine Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Reproductive Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Reproductive Health Matters     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Reproductive Medicine and Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Reproductive Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Research and Reports in Neonatology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia / RBGO Gynecology and Obstetrics     Open Access  
Revista Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Andrología     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista Peruana de Ginecología y Obstetricia     Open Access  
Revue de médecine périnatale     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Scientific Journal of Hamadan Nursing & Midwifery Faculty     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Seksuologia Polska     Full-text available via subscription  
Seminars in Breast Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Seminars in Perinatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Seminars in Reproductive Medicine     Hybrid Journal  
Sexes     Open Access  
Siklus : Journal Research Midwifery Politeknik Tegal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine     Hybrid Journal  
Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Teratology Studies     Open Access  
Thai Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Open Access  
The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
The Practising Midwife     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Trends in Urology Gynaecology & Sexual Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Lucia Mazúchová, Dr Simona Kelčíková, Linda Štofaníková, Dr Jana Kopincová, Nora Malinovská, Assoc Prof Marián Grendár
       
  • Assessing mental health during pregnancy: an exploratory qualitative study
           of midwives’ perceptions
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 March 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Miss Natasha Baker, Mrs Lindsay Gillman, Dr Kirstie Coxon
       
  • Parents' experiences of early discharge after a planned caesarean section:
           a qualitative interpretive study
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 March 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Randi Karkov Knudsen, Anne Raabjerg Kruse, Stina Lou
       
  • Distribution of midwives in Mongolia: A secondary data analysis
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 March 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Oyunchimeg Erdenee, Amartuvshin Tumejargal, Tsetsegmaa Parchaa, Chiho Yamazaki, Hiroshi Koyama
       
  • All that I need exists within me: a qualitative study of nulliparous
           Norwegian women's experiences with planned home birth
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 March 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Tuva Falch Skrondal, Trine Bache-Gabrielsen, Ingvild Aune
       
  • nQuality of life and the related factors in early postnatal women in
           Malawi
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 March 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Madalitso Khwepeya, Karen Monsen, Shu-Yu Kuo
       
  • Evaluation of a Student-led Midwifery Group Practice: a woman's
           perspective
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 March 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Virginia Stulz, Dr Rakime Elmir, Heather Reilly
       
  • ‘Supporting a first-time mother’ Assessment of success of a
           breastfeeding promotion programme
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 March 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): A Gonzalez-Darias, N.M Diaz-Gomez, C Hernandez-Perez, S Rodriguez-Martin, A Aguirre-Jaime
       
  • The impact of psychosocial factors on breastfeeding duration in the
           BaBi-Study. Analysis of a birth cohort study in Germany
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 March 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Angelique Ludwig, Ina-Merle Doyle, Antje Löffler, Jürgen Breckenkamp, Jacob Spallek, Oliver Razum, Céline Miani Vial
       
  • Technology-supported lifestyle interventions to improve maternal-fetal
           outcomes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus: A meta-analysis
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 March 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Su-Ya LI, Yan-Qiong OUYANG, Jia QIAO, Quan SHEN
       
  • Commentary: Creating a Definition for Global Midwifery Centers
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 March 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Jennifer R Stevens, Cristina Alonso
       
  • Cultural beliefs and Health-Seeking Practices: Rural Zambians' Views on
           Maternal-Newborn Care
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 February 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Julie M. Buser, Cheryl A. Moyer, Carol J Boyd, Davy Zulu, Dr. Alice Ngoma-Hazemba, Jessy Taona Mtenje, Andrew D. Jones, Jody R. Lori
       
  • A community of practice in a midwifery led unit. How the culture and
           environment shape the learning experience of student midwives
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 February 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Sarah Norris, Fiona Murphy
       
  • FIRST ASSESSED CERVICAL DILATATION: IS IT ASSOCIATED WITH OXYTOCIN
           AUGMENTATION DURING LABOUR' A RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY IN A
           UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN SWITZERLAND.
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 February 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Céline Schick, Loukia M Spineli, Luigi Raio, Mechthild M. Gross
       
  • Changing behaviour in pregnant women: a scoping review
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Laura A. Zinsser, Kathrin Stoll, Dr. Frank Wieber, Dr. Jessica Pehlke-Milde, Dr. Mechthild M. Gross
       
  • Experiences of participation in supervised group exercise among pregnant
           women with depression or low psychological well-being: a qualitative
           descriptive study.
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 February 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Lotte Broberg, Mie Gaarskjær De Wolff, Lise Anker, Peter Damm, Ann Tabor, Hanne Kristine Hegaard, Julie Midtgaard
       
  • The development of Midwifery Unit Standards for Europe
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Dr Juliet Rayment, Dr Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho, Mary Newburn, Ellen Thaels, Batinelli Laura, Professor Christine a McCourt
       
  • Provider Knowledge and Perceptions following an Integrated Simulation
           Training on Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care and Respectful Maternity
           Care: A mixed-methods study in Ghana
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Patience A. Afulani, Jessica Dyer, Kimberly Calkins, Raymond A Aborigo, Brienne Mcnally, Susanna CohenAbstractIntroductionLittle is known about the effect of integrating respectful maternity care into clinical training programs. We sought to examine the effectiveness of an integrated simulation training on emergency obstetric and neonatal care and respectful maternity care on providers’ knowledge and self-efficacy, and to asess providers’ perceptions of the integrated training.MethodsThe project was piloted in East Mamprusi district in Northern Ghana. Forty-three maternity providers were trained, with six participants trained as Simulation Facilitators. Data are from self-administered evaluation forms (with structured and open-ended questions) from all 43 providers and in-depth interviews with 17 providers. We conducted descriptive quantitative analysis and framework qualitative analysis.ResultsProvider knowledge increased from an average of 61.6% at pre-test to 74.5% at post-test. Self-efficacy also increased from an average of 5.8/10 at pretest to 9.2/10 at post-test. Process evaluation data showed that providers valued the training. Over 95% of participants agreed that the training was useful to them and that they will use the tools learned in the training in their practice. Overall, providers had positive perceptions of the training. They noted improvements in their knowledge and confidence to manage obstetric and neonatal emergencies, as well as in patient-provider communication and teamwork. Many listed respectful maternity care elements as what was most impactful to them from the training.ConclusionsSimulation and team-training on emergency obstetric and neonatal care, combined with respectful maternity care content, can enable health care providers to improve both their clinical and interpersonal knowledge and skills in a training setting that reflects their complex and stressful work environments. Our findings suggest this type of training is feasible, acceptable, and effective in limited-resource settings. Uptake of such trainings could drive efforts towards providing high quality safe, responsive, and respectful obstetric and neonatal care.
       
  • Following-up midwives after adverse incidents: How front-line management
           practices help second victims
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Line Christoffersen, Janne Teigen, Chris RønningstadAbstractObjective: To describe how front-line managers of maternity wards provide support to midwives as second victims in the aftermath of an adverse incident.Design: A qualitative study using critical incident technique and a content analytic approach of semi-structured in-depth interviews.Setting: Maternity wards in 10 Norwegian hospitals with more than 200 registered births annually were included in the study.Participants: A purposeful sample of 33 midwives with more than two years’ working experience described 57 adverse incidents.Findings: Maternity ward managers utilized four types of practices to support midwives after critical incidents: management, transformational leadership, distributed leadership and laissez-faire leadership.Key conclusions and implications for practice: The study shows that proactive managers who planned for how to handle critical incidents provided midwives with needed individual support and learning. Proactive transformational leadership and delegating roles for individual support should be promoted when assisting second victims after critical incidents. Managers can limit the potential harm to second victims by preparing for the eventuality of a crisis and institute follow-up practices.
       
  • Maternal factors associated with prematurity in public maternity hospitals
           at the Brazilian Western Amazon
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 February 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Professor Clisângela Lago Santos, Professor Kleynianne Medeiros de Mendonça Costa, Bachelor Professor José Eduardo Cavalcante Dourado, Professor Sheley Borges Gadelha de Lima, Professor Leila Maria Geromel Dotto, Professor Janine SchirmerAbstractObjectiveTo analyse maternal factors associated with prematurity in public maternity hospitals.DesignRetrospective unmatched case-control study on two public maternity hospitals in the State of Acre, Brazil.Setting and ParticipantsA sample of 341 newborn infants of premature birth (< 37 weeks; case group) and 388 newborn infants of term delivery (≥ 37 weeks; control group).MethodsA validated instrument was used for interviews, and information was collected from hospital records. The variables were divided into five blocks: (1) maternal sociodemographic and economic characteristics, (2) maternal biological and reproductive characteristics, (3) maternal habits, (4) pregnancy complications, and (5) neonatal characteristics. The hierarchical analysis was performed using multiple logistic regression.ResultsThe risk factors associated with premature birth were as follows: newborn infants of mothers who were born premature (p=0.005), with low BMI (p=0.006), history of a previous preterm child (p
       
  • Women's Lived Experience of Compassionate Midwifery: human and
           professional
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 February 2020Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Diane Menage, Elizabeth Bailey, Mrs Susan Lees, Jane Coad, Currently atAbstractObjective: To develop an understanding of women's lived experience of compassionate midwiferyDesign: A qualitative study using the principles of Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Data was collected during interviews with 17 women who identified themselves as having received compassionate midwifery care.Findings: Women participant's experience of compassionate care from midwives was experienced through a sense of a midwife Being With them, Being in Relationship with them and Empowerment. Women were also aware of the way midwives were able to Balance potentially conflicting aspects of their work, in order to provide compassionate care.Two other themes which emerged through extensive analysis of the data related to how women set their experience of compassion in the context of their personal suffering and that compassion made a difference. These themes will be reported separately.Conclusion and implications for practice: The unique contribution of this study was to provide a window into the nature of women's lived experiences of compassionate midwifery and thus building, understanding around the qualities of compassionate midwifery and its impact on women. The findings are important because they challenge assumptions that compassion is ill-defined and therefore difficult to teach. On the contrary, compassionate midwifery was easily identified by women participants and had the features of an effective intervention for relieving their suffering. A dynamic model of Compassionate Midwifery in Balance has been proposed, providing a much-needed tool to inform practice, education and policy. Further research will build on this work by focussing on women in varied circumstances, environments and cultures and on understanding the lived experience of compassionate midwifery from the midwife's perspective.
       
  • Evaluation of women's worries in different strategies for the prevention
           of early onset group B streptococcal disease in neonates
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 December 2019Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Diny G.E. Kolkman, Linda Martin, Suze Jans, Maurice G.A.J. Wouters, Paula van Dommelen, Margot A.H. Fleuren, Christianne J.M. de Groot, Marlies E.B. RijndersAbstractObjective: Early onset group B streptococcal (EOGBS) disease is an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. EOGBS preventive strategies aim to reduce the risk of neonatal complications. Two new strategies to prevent EOGBS were implemented in two regions in the Netherlands: a risk-based and a combination strategy and were compared to the Dutch strategy in a third region. Little is known how women feel about preventive EOGBS strategies, the consequences for management during labour, side effects such as harm caused by over prescribing of antibiotics or anxiety caused by screening. Women's worries in pregnancy overall and on women's worries related to GBS regarding the different strategies were explored.Methods: Design - Setting - Participants - Interventions (if appropriate) - Before implementation of the two new strategies, all three regions worked according to the Dutch strategy. Women completed the Cambridge worry scale and a newly developed worry scale aimed to detect GBS related worries at 35 weeks of pregnancy before (T0) and after (T1) implementation of new strategies. Analyses were performed to test whether women's overall worries in pregnancy and their GBS related worries differed between the three strategies.Measurements and findings: In total 1369 women participated, 519 before implementation (T0) and 850 during implementation (T1) of EOGBS preventive strategies. Mean overall worries in pregnancy and GBS related worries were low during the whole study period in all three regions. No differences were found in total mean GBS related worries between the three strategies during implementation (T1). When looking at the combined 10% highest CWS and/or GBS related worries during implementation the adjOR were 1.94 (95% CI 1.21-3.12) for the combination strategy, 2.09 (95% CI 1.42–3.08 for primiparity and 6.37 (95% CI 2.98–13.60) for having a different country of origin.Key conclusions: Overall women had minor GBS related worries in all EOGBS preventive strategies. Implementation of the combination strategy, primiparity and having a different country of origin are associated with the highest levels of overall worries in pregnancy and GBS related worries.Implications for practice: The low level of women's worries combined with limited effects and cost effectiveness of the three strategies suggests that the strategy with the least costs and lowest antibiotic use should be implemented. A more tailored approach seems needed to address the specific needs of primiparous women and of women from different countries of origin when implementing the combination strategy.
       
  • First-time mothers’ experiences of preparing for childbirth at
           advanced maternal age
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: MidwiferyAuthor(s): Jennifer Nottingham-Jones, Dr Janette Graetz Simmonds, Dr Tristan Leslie SnellAbstractObjectiveTo explore the lived experiences of preparing for childbirth for nulliparous women aged 35–44 and determine how mature first-time mothers’ can be better supported regarding childbirth preparation.DesignThe research study comprised a cross-sectional qualitative design utilising Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to provide a deep exploration into the experience of mature age women.SettingParticipants resided in South Australia and Victoria, Australia, in regional, suburban and inner-city locations.ParticipantsFourteen nulliparous women aged 35–44 were recruited in their third trimester of pregnancy using purposeful sampling.MethodData were collected by conducting in-depth semi-structured interviews during 28-36 weeks of pregnancy. Data were transcribed and analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to identify themes of mature first-time mothers’ preparations for childbirth.FindingsThe super ordinate theme “Building confidence for childbirth” describes mature first-time mothers’ experience of preparing for childbirth. This process appears to influence women's information seeking behaviour, expectations of healthcare providers, and reflections on birth planning.ConclusionsParticipants sought various support and interactions with healthcare providers, both helpful and unhelpful, with nulliparous women of advanced maternal age undertaking various preparations with the intention of a positive childbirth experience. Participants were seeking support from friends, along with conducting their own independent research and activities.Implications for practiceIt is evident that more and more women in developed countries are delaying having children into their late thirties and over, and these women report various levels of support from health practitioners. Healthcare professionals have the potential to foster more trustful relationships and empowering interactions with women, provide various resources regarding childbirth preparation, and sensitive birth planning assistance that supports women's agency along with managing risk. Guidelines based on this and other research in managing the antenatal care of women of advanced maternal age would ensure consistency, particularly in terms of risk management and childbirth.
       
 
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