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Consensus-Based Recommendations For The Care Of Women With A Breech Presenting Fetus, Sara Morris, Sadie Geraghty, Deborah Sundin 2024 Edith Cowan University

Consensus-Based Recommendations For The Care Of Women With A Breech Presenting Fetus, Sara Morris, Sadie Geraghty, Deborah Sundin

Research outputs 2022 to 2026

Objective: To establish consensus related to aspects of breech presentation and care. Design: A multinational, three round e-Delphi study. Participants: A panel of 15 midwives, four obstetricians and an academic with knowledge and/or experience of caring for women with a breech presenting fetus. Methods: An initial survey of 45 open-ended questions. Answers were coded and amalgamated to form 448 statements in the second round and three additional statements in the third round. Panellists were asked to provide their level of agreement for each statement using a 5-point Likert scale. Consensus was deemed met if 70% of panellists responded with strongly …


Failure To Progress Or Just Normal? A Constructivist Grounded Theory Of Physiological Plateaus During Childbirth, Marina Weckend, Kylie McCullough, Christine Duffield, Sara Bayes, Clare Davison 2024 Edith Cowan University

Failure To Progress Or Just Normal? A Constructivist Grounded Theory Of Physiological Plateaus During Childbirth, Marina Weckend, Kylie Mccullough, Christine Duffield, Sara Bayes, Clare Davison

Research outputs 2022 to 2026

Background and problem: During childbirth, one of the most common diagnoses of pathology is ‘failure to progress’, frequently resulting in labour augmentation and intervention cascades. However, failure to progress is poorly defined and evidence suggests that some instances of slowing, stalling and pausing labour patterns may represent physiological plateaus. Aim: To explore how midwives conceptualise physiological plateaus and the significance such plateaus may have for women's labour trajectory and birth outcome. Methods: Twenty midwives across Australia participated in semi-structured interviews between September 2020 and February 2022. Constructivist grounded theory methodology was applied to analyse data, including multi-phasic coding and application …


Pre-Eclampsia Training Needs Of Midwives In A Ghanaian Tertiary Hospital: A Cross-Sectional Study, Isabella Garti, Michelle Gray, Angela Bromley, Jing-Yu (Benjamin) Tan 2024 Edith Cowan University

Pre-Eclampsia Training Needs Of Midwives In A Ghanaian Tertiary Hospital: A Cross-Sectional Study, Isabella Garti, Michelle Gray, Angela Bromley, Jing-Yu (Benjamin) Tan

Research outputs 2022 to 2026

Aim: This study aimed to assess the specific clinical and non-clinical training needs of midwives and determine their preferred approach to enhancing performance. Background: Pre-eclampsia remains one of the leading causes of maternal deaths in low and middle-income countries. Pre-eclampsia-related deaths may be due to reduced midwifery knowledge and inadequate management. Therefore, a training needs assessment is vital in identifying gaps in practice, especially, in poorly resourced settings for maximal use of training resources. Design: A hospital-based cross-sectional study. Setting: The largest tertiary hospital in Ghana. Methods: An online version of the validated WHO Hennessy-Hicks Training Needs Analysis questionnaire was …


Factors Associated With Hiv Testing Among Pregnant Women In Rwanda: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Survey, Lilian Nuwabaine, Joseph Kawuki, Angella Namulema, John Baptist Asiimwe, Quraish Sserwanja, Ghislaine Gatasi, Elorm Donkor 2024 Aga Khan University

Factors Associated With Hiv Testing Among Pregnant Women In Rwanda: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Survey, Lilian Nuwabaine, Joseph Kawuki, Angella Namulema, John Baptist Asiimwe, Quraish Sserwanja, Ghislaine Gatasi, Elorm Donkor

School of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing during pregnancy is crucial for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, through aiding prompt treatment, care, and support. However, few studies have explored HIV testing among pregnant women in Rwanda. This study, therefore, aimed to determine the prevalence and associated factors of HIV testing among pregnant women in Rwanda. We used secondary data from the 2020 Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS), comprising 870 pregnant women. Multistage stratified sampling was used by the RDHS team to select participants. We conducted bivariable and multivariable logistic regression to explore factors associated with HIV testing using SPSS …


Doula Support For Hispanic Women, Marilyn Cervantes-Munoz, Daisy Arango-Hernandez 2024 Dominican University of California

Doula Support For Hispanic Women, Marilyn Cervantes-Munoz, Daisy Arango-Hernandez

Nursing | Senior Theses

Purpose

This quantitative study will seek to provide valuable insight into the needs and preferences of Hispanic women during labor with the potential benefit of doula support in minimizing their pain.

Methods

A quasi-experimental design study will be conducted, randomizing a convenient sample into two groups consisting of one experimental and one control group, with the objective of evaluating the efficacy of doula presence as a source for pain management in Hispanic women. One hundred Hispanic women will be recruited under the following criteria: 18 years or older, a single fetus pregnancy, gestational age 37 weeks and above, and no …


The Social, Mental, And Physical Health Impacts Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On People With Hiv: Protocol Of An Observational International Multisite Study, Yvette P. Cuca, Christine Horvat, Inge Corless, Craig Phillips, Álvaro José Sierra-Perez, Solymar Solís Báez, Emilia Iwu, Motshedisi Sabone, Mercy Tshilidzi Mulaudzi, Sheila Shaibu 2024 University of California,USA

The Social, Mental, And Physical Health Impacts Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On People With Hiv: Protocol Of An Observational International Multisite Study, Yvette P. Cuca, Christine Horvat, Inge Corless, Craig Phillips, Álvaro José Sierra-Perez, Solymar Solís Báez, Emilia Iwu, Motshedisi Sabone, Mercy Tshilidzi Mulaudzi, Sheila Shaibu

School of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world, immunocompromised individuals such as people with HIV (PWH) may have faced a disproportionate impact on their health and HIV outcomes, both from COVID-19 and from the strategies enacted to contain it. Based on the SPIRIT guidelines, we describe the protocol for an international multisite observational study being conducted by The International Nursing Network for HIV Research, with the Coordinating Center based at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. Site Principal Investigators implement a standardized protocol to recruit PWH to complete the study online or in-person. Questions address demographics; …


Study Protocol For A Stepped-Wedge Cluster (Nested) Randomized Controlled Trial Of Antenatal Colostrum Expression (Ace) Instruction In First-Time Mothers: The Ace Study, Cassandra Cuffe, Roslyn Giglia, Matthew N. Cooper, Julie Hill, Desiree Silva, Anita M. Moorhead, Valerie Verhasselt, Joshua R. Lewis, Deborah Ireson, Jill R. Demirci, Talea Cotte, Kathryn Webb, Frances Patey, Therese A. O’Sullivan 2024 Edith Cowan University

Study Protocol For A Stepped-Wedge Cluster (Nested) Randomized Controlled Trial Of Antenatal Colostrum Expression (Ace) Instruction In First-Time Mothers: The Ace Study, Cassandra Cuffe, Roslyn Giglia, Matthew N. Cooper, Julie Hill, Desiree Silva, Anita M. Moorhead, Valerie Verhasselt, Joshua R. Lewis, Deborah Ireson, Jill R. Demirci, Talea Cotte, Kathryn Webb, Frances Patey, Therese A. O’Sullivan

Research outputs 2022 to 2026

Background: Although many mothers initiate breastfeeding, supplementation with human-milk substitutes (formula) during the birth hospitalization is common and has been associated with early breastfeeding cessation. Colostrum hand expressed in the last few weeks before birth, known as antenatal colostrum expression (ACE), can be used instead of human-milk substitutes. However, evidence is lacking on the efficacy of ACE on breastfeeding outcomes and in non-diabetic mothers. Methods and Planned Analysis: This multicenter stepped-wedge cluster (nested) randomized controlled trial aims to recruit 945 nulliparous pregnant individuals. The trial is conducted in two phases. During Phase 1, control group participants are under standard care. …


Age, Body Mass Index, Physical Activity And Quality Of Life In Turkish Pregnant Woman With And Without A Diagnosis Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Comparative Study, Yaren Nur Tayyar, Hatice Kahyaoglu Sut 2023 Department of Nursing, Institute of Health Sciences, Trakya University, Edirne 22030, Turkey

Age, Body Mass Index, Physical Activity And Quality Of Life In Turkish Pregnant Woman With And Without A Diagnosis Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Comparative Study, Yaren Nur Tayyar, Hatice Kahyaoglu Sut

Makara Journal of Health Research

Background: This study aimed to examine and compare the age, body mass index (BMI), physical activity (PA), and quality of life (QOL) of third-trimester Turkish pregnant women with and without a diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

Methods: A comparative study was conducted in the obstetrics clinic of a university hospital in Turkey, and it included 210 women (GDM women = 105 and non-GDM women = 105). Personal Information Form, International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Form (IPAQ), and World Health Organization Quality of Life-Short Form-Turkish (WHOQOL-Bref-TR) were used.

Results: The age and BMI of GDM women were higher …


Promoting Culturally Accessible, Community-Centered, Midwifery Care In The Rural Anabaptist Population Of Southwestern Ontario, Canada, Cynthia Soulliere 2023 Countryside Midwifery Services

Promoting Culturally Accessible, Community-Centered, Midwifery Care In The Rural Anabaptist Population Of Southwestern Ontario, Canada, Cynthia Soulliere

Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies

The experience of providing midwifery care in a rural Southwestern Ontario community is discussed, highlighting specific approaches to providing culturally accessible and community-centered care among the Old Order Anabaptists. Midwives in Ontario are primary care providers for perinatal care and the clinic described in this paper works primarily with families from Anabaptist communities. Success in providing culturally accessible care has come from community engagement and responsiveness to ways to improve access to healthcare in this region. Highlighted in this article are the scope of midwifery care in Ontario, home and hospital births, collaboration with other community agencies, and community-based genetic …


Nurse-Led Newborn Parent Education Program – A Qualitative Study To Explore Nurses' Experiences As Newborn Parent Educators, Shelina Bhamani, Zaibunissa Karim, Ceemal Khan, Amina Lakhani, Khairunnissa Hooda, Lumaan Sheikh 2023 Aga Khan University

Nurse-Led Newborn Parent Education Program – A Qualitative Study To Explore Nurses' Experiences As Newborn Parent Educators, Shelina Bhamani, Zaibunissa Karim, Ceemal Khan, Amina Lakhani, Khairunnissa Hooda, Lumaan Sheikh

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Background: Parents require support while caring for their newborns. Nurses can be supportive in helping parents learn how to care for their newborns and their well-being and supporting their spouses and families based on the cultural and social norms of the local context of Pakistan. Newborn parent education programs play a crucial role in advancing the knowledge and skills of the nurses required for parent education. This research study aims to explore nurses' experiences as newborn parent educators after enrolling and implementing a pilot project of a newborn parent education program at a tertiary care university hospital.
Methods: The exploratory …


Factors Associated With Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder In Women: A Review Article, Kiran Karim Jivani, Tazeen S. Ali, Arusa Lakhani, Fauzia Basaria Hasnani 2023 Aga Khan University

Factors Associated With Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder In Women: A Review Article, Kiran Karim Jivani, Tazeen S. Ali, Arusa Lakhani, Fauzia Basaria Hasnani

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Globally, the sexual responses of genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder-affected women is poorly understood. This deficit is due, in part, to these women being prone to incorrect pathologic rankings in intercourse-related questionnaires, thereby lowering the dependability of results. Although patients with genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder display sexual intent, they typically avoid sexual circumstances in which penetration is involved. Gynaecological examinations are also frequently avoided, despite medical advice. The factors linked to genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder identified in this review are; age, educational status, financial status, different relationship patterns, negative cognition, decreased sexual desire, no use of artificial lubricants, insufficient sexual arousal, history of sexual …


Swaddling A Newborn Promotes Sleep And Keeps The Baby Calm: A Truth Or A Myth?, Ateefa Al-Noor, Anshara Merchant 2023 Aga Khan University

Swaddling A Newborn Promotes Sleep And Keeps The Baby Calm: A Truth Or A Myth?, Ateefa Al-Noor, Anshara Merchant

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Swaddling is a traditional way of wrapping the baby in a cloth that helps them to remain calm and eliminate anxiety. It promotes sleep but at the same time can also be associated with certain risks such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Swaddling can be beneficial but measures are required to minimize known risks. Swaddling can be favorable in the initial few weeks but it should be discontinued once the baby starts to roll from its back. The aim of this paper is to educate families regarding the proper technique of swaddling; its pros and cons. Further research is …


Utilization And Determinants Of Antenatal Care Services, Worlanso Awungshi Shimray, Adahrii Ashuni, Anamika Toppo, Lal khawngaihi, Lalram Beiseii, Medo- vinü, Vikethono Luho 2023 College of Nursing, CIHSR, India

Utilization And Determinants Of Antenatal Care Services, Worlanso Awungshi Shimray, Adahrii Ashuni, Anamika Toppo, Lal Khawngaihi, Lalram Beiseii, Medo- Vinü, Vikethono Luho

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Background: Antenatal care (ANC) offers an opportunity for early detection and prevention of pregnancy-related risk and complications, as well as for delivering effective therapy of both current and potential issues. Numerous studies have indicated that inadequate use of the available ANC services contributes to maternal and child morbidity and mortality. The purpose of the current study is to evaluate the utilization and assess the determinants of antenatal care services in Singrijan, Nagaland, India.
Method: A cross-sectional exploratory community-based study was conducted in Singrijan. Purposive sampling was used to recruit a total of 72 mothers with a history of at least …


The Effect Of Cotton Dust Exposure As A Longterm Impact On Lung Function Changes: A Short Narrative Review, Naureen Akber Ali, Noshaba Akber, Adeel Khoja 2023 Aga Khan University

The Effect Of Cotton Dust Exposure As A Longterm Impact On Lung Function Changes: A Short Narrative Review, Naureen Akber Ali, Noshaba Akber, Adeel Khoja

School of Nursing & Midwifery

No abstract provided.


Lactation Benefits, Experiences, And Education In Bereaved Mothers: A Literature Review, Grace Davis 2023 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Lactation Benefits, Experiences, And Education In Bereaved Mothers: A Literature Review, Grace Davis

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Abstract

Background: Parents who lose an infant through miscarriage, elective termination, or stillbirth experience perinatal bereavement (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2022). A bereaved mother’s grief could be influenced by lactation as most will still experience lactation regardless of their loss. Generally, these women are solely taught to suppress their milk production, oftentimes resulting in discomfort, leakage, clogged ducts, and even mastitis (Carroll et al., 2020). To prevent adverse effects, bereaved mothers need a comprehensive list of options and education regarding lactation including donation, expression, and suppression. Bereaved mothers' lactation experiences, education, and benefits are vital areas to be …


Certified Midwives: An Exploration Of Their Impact On Maternal Health Outcomes – A Comprehensive Literature Review, Heather Hollister 2023 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Certified Midwives: An Exploration Of Their Impact On Maternal Health Outcomes – A Comprehensive Literature Review, Heather Hollister

Capstone Experience

Maternal health outcomes in the United States have been consistently worse than other high-income countries, with a disproportionate impact on women of color. Midwives have long played an important role in maternal health worldwide. The literature review examines the evidence for midwives as key contributors to improving maternal health outcomes. The paper reviews the existing literature on midwifery, including the impact on maternal health, labor and delivery outcomes, and patient satisfaction. Electronic searches were conducted through Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Medline and Embase. Articles were screened according to inclusion and exclusion criteria including that they must be a randomized study; participants …


Editorial 2023 - Another Exciting Year Of Progress And Fulfilment, Edwin van Teijlingen, Rafat Jan, Abeer Musaddique 2023 Bournemouth University, UK

Editorial 2023 - Another Exciting Year Of Progress And Fulfilment, Edwin Van Teijlingen, Rafat Jan, Abeer Musaddique

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

No abstract provided.


Exploring Midwives' Challenges And Strategies To Provide Care In Maternity Settings During Harsh Winter Weather In Northern Areas, Pakistan: A Qualitative Study Protocol, Sana Sultan, Rafat Jan, Marina Baig 2023 Aga Khan University

Exploring Midwives' Challenges And Strategies To Provide Care In Maternity Settings During Harsh Winter Weather In Northern Areas, Pakistan: A Qualitative Study Protocol, Sana Sultan, Rafat Jan, Marina Baig

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Background: Midwives play a vital role in enhancing the quality of care and achieving substantial reductions in maternal and newborn mortality rates. However, in the context of Gilgit Baltistan, the harsh winter weather, and frequent heavy snowfall present distinct challenges for midwives providing essential maternal care. These challenges can lead to an increased risk of maternal infections and newborn hypothermia. Consequently, the limited accessibility to healthcare facilities due to frequent harsh winter weather, and resulting scarcity of resources like heating, electricity, and water further exacerbates the situation.
Objective: The objective of the study is to explore the challenges and barriers …


Hip Healthy Swaddling: A Commentary, Mehreen Aslam 2023 Aga Khan University

Hip Healthy Swaddling: A Commentary, Mehreen Aslam

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Swaddling, the practice of covering babies to align the legs, prevent hip movement, carries a risk of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH).Correct swaddling techniques, emphasizing hip flexibility, mitigate risks and are promoted globally. Cultural shifts, as seen in Turkey and Japan, reflect awareness of swaddling's impact on hip health. In certain cultures, 90% of mothers swaddle infants for comfort, predominantly to keep legs straight, but traditional swaddling contributes to hip dysplasia risk, contrasting with the recommended technique allowing free limb movement. Proper education on swaddling is crucial, aligning with health benefits and reducing DDH occurrences. Recommendations include routine hip …


Over 200 Dalarna University Alumni Help Advance Education And Care In Africa And Asia: A Short Communication, Kerstin Erlandsson, Marie Klingberg Allvin 2023 Dalarna University, Sweden

Over 200 Dalarna University Alumni Help Advance Education And Care In Africa And Asia: A Short Communication, Kerstin Erlandsson, Marie Klingberg Allvin

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

No abstract provided.


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