P. Campbell McNiven

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OBJECTIVE To describe Canadian nulliparous women's attitudes to birth technology and their roles in childbirth. METHODS A large convenience sample of low-risk women expecting their first birth was recruited by posters in laboratories, at the offices of obstetricians, family physicians, and midwives, at prenatal classes, and through web-based advertising(More)
OBJECTIVE Collaborative, interdisciplinary care models have the potential to improve maternity care. Differing attitudes of maternity care providers may impede this process. We sought to examine the attitudes of Canadian maternity care practitioners towards labour and birth. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional web- and paper-based survey of 549(More)
OBJECTIVE the aim of this study was to increase our understanding of why Canadian women choose to give birth at home. Despite on-going debate regarding the safety of home birth, a small number of Canadian women choose home as a place to give birth. The factors influencing a woman's decision to plan a home birth remain poorly understood. DESIGN a(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of childbirth fear, in advance of pregnancy, and early identification of modifiable factors contributing to fear can inform public health initiatives and/or school-based educational programming for the next generation of maternity care consumers. We developed and evaluated a short fear of birth scale that incorporates the most common(More)
up again to its ordinary size iu an hour or so. I treated it in the ordinary way,?cotton wool and bandages. This I continued for ten days without any apparent effect, or any likelihood that it would effect a cure. I hesitated to try Dr. J. Morton of Glasgow's treatment, seeing that the parents were very much interested in their child, and that I might(More)
BACKGROUND Efforts to reduce unnecessary Cesarean sections (CS) in high and middle income countries have focused on changing hospital cultures and policies, care provider attitudes and behaviors, and increasing women's knowledge about the benefits of vaginal birth. These strategies have been largely ineffective. Despite evidence that women have(More)
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