What's in the latest issue of MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 

The international academic journal designed to support you in your clinical practice, midwifery education, studies and research.

The peer reviewed RCM journal, Evidence Based Midwifery, is now a permanent section within the pages of MIDIRS Midwifery Digest.

This means subscribers to MIDIRS Midwifery Digest will be able to access even more high quality, evidence based content to support them in their studies and practice. Original articles, reprints and abstracts delivered to you each quarter.

What’s in the next issue?

The September issue of MIDIRS Midwifery Digest offers a variety of compelling maternity care articles, covering the antenatal and postpartum period. Here, we look at just some of the articles that will appear in the next issue.

Hot Topic

Is there a future for domperidone to help breast milk supply? A review of evidence Fiona Howard

Research Explained

Midwifery knowledge – a place for research – Robin Parsons

‘Qualitative’ versus ‘quantitative’ – what is the difference? – Robin Parsons

How to read a research paper – Robin Parsons

A guide to the Maternity and Infant Care (MIC) database – Michelle Brumby, Louise Deighton-O’Hara

Midwifery & Education

Has the pandemic reaffirmed what women want from maternity services? – Sarah E Milnes

Experiences of being a midwifery student during these challenging times – Hauwa Hamza

Burnout – a personal experience – Iris Snowdon

A study to review cardiotocography (CTG) interpretation prior to and following training in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Division, Al Wakra Hospital, Qatar – Zeena Martis, Ayman Abdul Fattah Hamcho, Tamara Salama Fady Alshdafat


Maternity SmokeFree in-house service pilot at West Sussex Hospitals Trust – Kate Markham

Pregnancy in prison – a literature review. Part 2: fragmented care – Caroline Snowe, Magdalena Ohaja

Women’s experiences of communication support in a maternity care setting: a literature review – Coralie Huson

Labour & Birth

What do women need to know about induction of labour? A co-creation approach to supporting women’s experience of birth following induction – Sam Nightingale, Jane Coad, Elizabeth Bailey

Determinants of maternal mortality in the Rohingya refugee camps of Bangladesh – Mylene Appere

Incidence and risk factors for perineal tears and episiotomy: analysis in Italian population – Marianna Mancini


Women’s engagement, views and experiences of postnatal follow-up after gestational diabetes mellitus in pregnancy – Siân Pierce Roberts, Sheila JS Brown, Dr Seren Haf Roberts

The Recognition of Excessive blood loss At ChildbirTh (REACT) Study: a two-phase exploratory, sequential mixed methods inquiry using focus groups, interviews and a pilot, randomised crossover study – A Hancock, AD Weeks, C Furber et al

Early postnatal discharge from hospital for healthy mothers and term infants – Eleanor Jones, Fiona Stewart, Beck Taylor et al

Postpartum mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic: a population-based, repeated cross-sectional study – Simone N Vigod, Hilary K Brown, Anjie Huang et al

Neonatal & Infant Nutrition

High quality breastfeeding support is as effective by video as it is in person – Sarah Crowdy, Mindy Noble, Fiona Robertson

A reflection on supporting breastfeeding during COVID-19 – Polly Salt

Fathers’ experiences of feeding their extremely preterm infants in family-centred neonatal intensive care: a qualitative study – Evalotte Mörelius, Sofia Brogren, Sandra Andersson et al

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on exclusive breastfeeding in non-infected mothers – Giuseppe Latorre, Domenico Martinelli, Pietro Guida et al

Evidence Based Midwifery

Pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain: exploring the use of digital media for condition-related information provision – Maria Moffatt, Claire Hamshire, James Selfe

The influence of self-compassion upon midwives and nurses: a systematic review of the literature – Mary Steen, Mitra Javanmard, Rachael Vernon

Newborn skin-cleansing practices and their rationale: a systematic review of the literature – Sarah Fleming, Louise Hunter

Factor contributing towards women booking late for antenatal care in the UK – Hayley Billings, Nada Atef Shebl