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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.
Through the looking glass – reflections on labour care from insiders on the outside By Rebekah Wells, Tania McIntosh
Research & Education
Background to a UK trial of routine screening for group B Streptococcus in late pregnancy: the GBS3 trial By Kate F Walker, Jane Daniels
Developing a national standard for midwifery mentorship in Uganda By Joy Kemp, Elizabeth M Banmon, Mercy Muwema Mwanja et al
Can restorative clinical supervision effectively contribute to the improvement of cultural cohesion in a maternity service implementing the midwifery led continuity of carer model of midwifery? By Tina Dennis
What are the main challenges that midwives face while caring for women with female genital mutilation By Sara Daniela da Cruz Gomes
Addressing a need. Holistic midwifery in the Netherlands: a qualitative analysis Martine Hollander, Esteriek de Miranda, Frank Vandenbussche et al
Quilt to Quit© (Q2Q): a pilot study: is Q2Q a feasible and acceptable intervention to support pregnant women who wish to stop smoking? – Part 2 By Natalie Khoaz, Helen Baston
An exploration of the views and experiences of midwives who routinely screen for domestic violence in an Irish antenatal setting By Jeannine Webster
Residence change during the first trimester of pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes By Julia C Bond, Amanda L Mancenido, Divya M Patil et al
Labour & Birth
A reflection of the importance of silence and environment during water birth on a midwifery-led unit By Roisin McCormick
Women’s experiences and perceptions of traumatic birth By Catherine Lucas
Normal birth strategies in relation to vaginal birth after caesarean section By Ijeoma Nebo
A student midwife’s reflection on an undiagnosed breech presentation in labour By Chloe Jackson
A training programme for midwives in the insertion of Cook® cervical ripening balloon to induce labour for low-risk pregnant women By Alison Hussein
Induction of labour and postpartum blood loss By Romana Brun, Emilian Spoerri, Leonhard Schäffer et al
Adverse obstetrical outcomes for women with endometriosis and adenomyosis: a large cohort of the Japan Environment and Children’s Study By Takashi Harada, Fuminori Taniguchi, Hiroki Amano et al
Continence App: construction and validation of a mobile application for postnatal urinary incontinence prevention By Dayana M Saboia, Camila TM Vasconcelos, Mônica O B Oriá et al
Perineal pain the first year after childbirth and uptake post-partum check-up – a Swedish cohort study By Susanne Åhlund, Ingela Rådestad, Sofia Zwedberg et al
Rates of new persistent opioid use after vaginal or caesarean section birth among US women By Alex F Peahl, Vanessa K Dalton, John R Montgomery et al
Pre-eclampsia and long-term cardiac dysfunction: a review of asymptomatic cardiac changes existing well beyond the post-partum period By Archana S Thayaparan, Joanne M Said, Sandra A Lowe et al
A qualitative exploration of breastfeeding support groups in Ireland from the women’s perspectives By Elizabeth McCarthy Quinn, Louise Gallagher, Jan de Vries
Initial contact after birth in Al Wakra Hospital, Doha, Qatar By Tamara Salama Alshdafat, Fayrooz Abu Essa, Kavin Shiney Anson et al
Neonatal & Infancy
Does childbirth experience affect infant behaviour? Exploring the perceptions of maternity care providers By C Power, C Williams, A Brown
Neonatal jaundice: the other side of the coin in the development of allergy By Heba Safar, Asmaa Y Elsary
Evaluation of maternal functioning in mothers of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit By Jennifer L Barkin, Julie M Stausmire, Minda N Te et al
Worldwide Maternity Services
Every woman has the right to respectful maternity care throughout their journey of pregnancy and motherhood, but are midwives really the global solution to humanising birth? By Kirsty Lowe, Hannah McCauley
Developing a model of midwifery mentorship for Uganda: the MOMENTUM project 2015-2017 By Joy Kemp, Eleanor Shaw, Mary Gorret Musoke
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