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What’s in the next issue?
The winter issue of MIDIRS Midwifery Digest offers a variety of compelling maternity care articles, covering the antenatal and postpartum period.
MIDIRS Midwifery Digest is an essential resource for midwives, maternity support workers and students. We take a look at what’s in the December issue.
Making the case for preconception care: an impossible dream? By Tania McIntosh
Research & Education
A costed review of the economic impact of congenital cytomegalovirus infection in the UK By Sharon Wood
The importance of values-based midwifery and its effect on communicating physiological changes in the cardiovascular system during pregnancy By Rachel Pitson
A review of the factors which impact on the midwife’s delivery of obesity advice in antenatal care By Catherine Lynch, Zalakha Valimohamed
Midwives’ views on recruiting to a randomised controlled trial exploring peer support for women with low mood antenatally By Fiona Cust, Ruth Carter
Providing a civic partnership opportunity for primary school children to explore maternity care and perinatal health using a social pedagogy By Fern Todhunter, Amanda Wain, Joanne Foster et al
How the marvels of the maternity support worker can be used to improve maternity care By Lucy Ablett
The role of the midwife in sexual health: focus on same-sex couples By Anne-Marie Ablett
Factors influencing the implementation of advanced midwife practitioners in healthcare settings: a qualitative study By Régine Goemaes, Jill Shawe, Dimitri Beeckman et al – Reviewed by Debbie Gowers
Breaking the silence: what are the barriers preventing midwives from addressing abuse? By Victoria Simmons
Supporting women with complex needs in pregnancy and childbirth: gestational diabetes mellitus By Hannah Barnes
The Pinard stethoscope: still an essential skill for new midwives By Ali Monaghan
Vaginal breech birth or caesarean section: a literature review By Hayley Denson
Labour & Birth
Continuous cardiotocography during established labour: what is the impact on the midwife-mother relationship? By Jessica Harrison
Delivery at term: when, how and why By Kate F Walker, Jim G Thornton
Postnatal services: who cares now? By Rebekah Wells
UK midwives’ knowledge and understanding of female genital mutilation By Emma Wills
Cerebral palsy and the postnatal period: evidence-based practice? By Lauren Mitchell
Baby Friendly Initiative university education create positive changes in midwifery students’ reported attitude when supporting mothers with infant feeding, three year case study By Helen McIntyre, Diane Fraser
‘We give water or porridge, but we don’t really know what the child wants’: a qualitative study on women’s perceptions and practises regarding exclusive breastfeeding in Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania By Melina Mgongo, Tamara H Hussein, Babill Stray-Pedersen et al
Neonatal & Infancy
Mothers’ perspectives of the experience and impact of caring for their child with life-limiting neurodevelopmental disability By Eileen Courtney, Gemma Kiernan, Suzanne Guerin et al
Frequency and duration of phototherapy in preterm infants <35 gestation By Devashis Mukherjee, Mary Coffey, M Jeffery Maisels
Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: an epidemiological review By Robert Galea, Edith Said
Delayed cord clamping in term neonates: attitudes and practices of midwives in Irish hospitals Joan Devin, Patricia Larkin
Worldwide Maternity Services
Peru reports: birth politics and the horizon of midwifery-based care By Cynthia Ingar
Parallel worlds: an ethnography of care in an Afghan maternity hospital By Rachel Arnold, Edwin van Teijlingen, Kath Ryan et al
All the above articles appear in the September 2018 issue of MIDIRS Midwifery Digest and are available to access through one of our annual subscription packages.
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