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What’s in the next issue?
The spring issue of our quarterly journal presents a variety of compelling evidence-based articles covering the antenatal to postpartum period and is a great introduction to the journal for new subscribers. We take a quick peek at a few of the hot topics covered in this next issue.
Making women matter: the Australian midwifery group practice model – Joanne Cull
Research & Education
The efficacy of training midwives in early diagnosis and management of mental health issues in women: a systematic review – Barbara Makunde
A method of setting up continuity of care schemes – Caroline Flint
Supporting nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students to raise concerns with the quality of care: a review of the research literature – Frank Milligan, Mark Wareing, Michael Preston-Shoot et al
Introducing sensitive issues and self-care strategies to first year midwifery students – Allison M Cummins, Raechel Wright, Nicole Watts et al
How can professional midwifery advocates use restorative clinical supervision to positively influence staff cultures in midwifery? – Michelle Sterry
Introduction and background to the role of professional midwifery advocate – Toni Martin, Lisa Stephens, Tina Dennis
Challenging the heteronormativity of maternity services: a narrative literature review – Sarah Lewis-Tulett, Tania McIntosh
Do we acknowledge families’ sexual and reproductive health needs within maternity services? A practising midwife’s reflection – Elizabeth Crisp
Midwifery lecturers’ views of shortened midwifery programmes in the UK – Susanne Darra, Nicky Clarke – Reviewed by Jo Foster
Using acupuncture for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and hyperemesis garavidarum – Ruth Roddison, Karen Charlesworth
Teenage pregnancy – are we doing enough? – Sarah Johnson
Lactoferrin or ferrous salts for iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy: a meta-analysis of randomized trials – Hatem Abu Hashim, Osama Foda, Essam Ghayatv
Association between very advanced maternal age and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a cross sectional Japanese study – Kohei Ogawa, Kevin Y Urayama, Shinji Tanigaki et al
Labour & Birth
‘Exactly the birth I want’: a student midwife’s reflection on a woman’s wishes – Lauren McLoughry
Caring for families experiences a stillbirth: a student midwife’s reflection – Melanie Ibrahim
Factors that influence patient preference for mode of delivery following obstetric anal sphincter injury – Emma Long, Swati Jha
All bereaved parents are entitled to good care after stillbirth: a mixed-methods multicentre study (INSIGHT) – D Siasskos, S Jackson, K Gleeson et al
A systematic appraisal of evidence surrounding psychological trauma associated with instrumental and operative births – Rachael Heaven
What do dads want? Treatment preferences for paternal postpartum depression – Emily E Cameron, Dana Hunter, Ivan D Sedov et al
Long-term risks and benefits associated with ceasarean dlivery for mother, baby and subsequent pregnancies: systematic review and meta-analysis – Oonagh E Keag, Jane E Norman, Sarah J Stock
Women’s experiences of participating in a prospective, longitudinal postpartum depression study: insights for perinatal mental health researchers – Heather J Andrighetti, Alicia Semaka, Jehannine C Austin
Baby Friendly Initiative university education standards create positive changes in midwifery students’ reported knowledge, three-year case study – Helen McIntyre, Diane Fraser
Exploring breastfeeding peer supporters’ experiences of using the Solihull Approach model – Emily Thelwell, Mary Rheeston, Hazel Douglas
Duration and exclusiveness of breastfeeding and risk of childhood atopic diseases – Niels J Elbert, Evelien R van Meel, HT den Dekker et al
Neonatal & Infancy
Whooping cough (pertussis): the 2012 epidemic and response – Emma Sprawson
Assessment of neonatal pain during heel prick: lancet vs needle – a randomized controlled study – Carl Britto, Jasmine Rao, Suman PN Rao
Family centred care and family delivered care – what are we talking about? – J Banerjee, A Aloysius, K Platonos et al
Working with parents in the neonatal intensive care unit: an analysis of music therapy practice in the United States of America – Lori F Gooding, Bethany Trainor
Worldwide Maternity Services
Refugee and migrant well-being in the UK: post-migration challenges for those in exile. A review of the literature – Louise Deighton O’Hara
Experiences of the graduates of the first baccalaureate midwifery programme in Pakistan: a descriptive exploratory study – Arusa Lakhani, Rafat Jan, Marina Baig et al
Singleton breech presentation at term: review of the evidence and international guidelines for application to the New Zealand context – Lesley Dixon, Elaine Gray, Claire MacDonald et al – Reviewed by Amanda Firth
Prevalence, risk factors, and complications of violence against pregnant women in a hospital in Peninsular Malaysia – H Khaironisak, S Zaridah, Faisal Ghazi Hasanain et al
The incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy in India, 2018 – Susheela Singh, Prof Chander Shekhar, Rajib Acharya et al – Reviewed by Andy Beckingham
All the above articles appear in the June 2018 issue of MIDIRS Midwifery Digest and are available to access through one of our annual subscription packages.
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