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Pain management for women in labour: an overview of systematic reviews.
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Evidence suggests that epidural, combined spinal epidural (CSE) and inhaled analgesia effectively manage pain in labour, but may give rise to adverse effects. Expand
Advanced Maternal Age and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome: Evidence from a Large Contemporary Cohort
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Advanced maternal age is associated with a range of adverse pregnancy outcomes and these risks are independent of parity and remain after adjusting for the ameliorating effects of higher socioeconomic status. Expand
‘Weighing up and balancing out’: a meta‐synthesis of barriers to antenatal care for marginalised women in high‐income countries
Background  In high‐resource settings around 20% of maternal deaths are attributed to women who fail to receive adequate antenatal care. Epidemiological evidence suggests many of these women belongExpand
A prospective study of women's views of factors contributing to a positive birth experience.
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Most women are able to identify important contributors to a positive intrapartum experience and midwives have an important role in identifying these contributors and supporting women to fulfil their individual needs. Expand
Advanced maternal age: delayed childbearing is rarely a conscious choice a qualitative study of women's views and experiences.
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Women do not perceive that they have ultimate control when it comes to the timing of childbearing, and health professionals and the media should be aware of the complex interplay of factors surrounding women's reasons for delaying childbearing. Expand
'Informed and uninformed decision making'--women's reasoning, experiences and perceptions with regard to advanced maternal age and delayed childbearing: a meta-synthesis.
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To identify what factors affect women's decisions to delay childbearing, and to explore women's experiences and their perceptions of associated risks, qualitative empirical studies exploring the views and experiences of women of advanced maternal age are selected. Expand
Breastfeeding expectations versus reality: a clusterrandomised controlled trial
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The aim is to evaluate the affect of an antenatal educational breastfeeding intervention on women's breastfeeding duration and to establish a baseline for this intervention. Expand
Exploring maternity care for asylum seekers and refugees
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The aim of this study was to explore and synthesize the experience of maternity care by female asylum seekers and refugees by using a series of interviews, photographs taken by the women, field notes and observational methods to contextualize data obtained during 2002 and 2003. Expand
Factors that influence women's decisions about whether to participate in research: an exploratory study.
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Views of women who participated in and declined to participate in a study that was part of a program of maternity care research are investigated, suggesting that although health care researchers adopt an individualistic approach to care, they may fail to adopt a similar approach within research. Expand
Can midwives reduce postpartum psychological morbidity? A randomized trial.
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Women who received the intervention were less likely to have high anxiety and depression scores after delivery when compared with the control group and the support, counseling, understanding, and explanation given to women by midwives in the postnatal period provides benefits to psychological well-being. Expand
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