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Removing babies from mothers at birth: Midwives' experiences

Marsh, W, Robinson, A, Gallagher, A and Shawe, JA (2014) Removing babies from mothers at birth: Midwives' experiences British Journal of Midwifery, 22 (9). pp. 620-624.

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It is evident from a review of the literature that looking after the psychological and emotional needs of women who have their baby removed at birth is a vital part of midwifery care in the childbirth continuum. This review reports on the experiences of midwives who have provided care and emotional support to mothers who have had their baby removed at birth and the challenges they have encountered from doing so. BNI, CINAHL, EMBASE, Google Scholar, Maternity and Infant Care and PsycInfo were searched for articles published until January 2014 and findings suggest that providing care and emotional support to women who have had their babies removed at birth remains one of the most challenging aspects of contemporary midwifery practice. It is anticipated that this study will raise awareness of the challenges associated with providing care and emotional support for women whose babies have been removed at birth and contribute to the evidence base for best practice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Health Care
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Marsh, W
Robinson, A
Gallagher, A
Shawe, JA
Date : 9 September 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords : Babies, Birth, Experiences, Midwives, Removed
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 04 Nov 2016 08:06
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:53

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