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Antenatal support for people with learning disabilities
Following the introduction of learning disability nurses in acute and primary care in 2009, several health areas were taken into consideration as a priority for change. Maternity services were considered in order to bring ...
How do memory processes relate to the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms following childbirth?
Some women develop posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) following childbirth but little is known about memory processes following childbirth. Models of traumatic memory debate the role of memory disorganization. This study ...
Twin birth: an additional risk factor for poorer quality maternal interactions with very preterm infants?
BACKGROUND: Twin birth can be considered an additional risk factor for poor interactions between mothers and their very preterm (VP; <32 weeks' gestation) infants.
An obstetrician's guide to perinatal psychiatry
Between 15 and 20% of pregnant women will have mental health difficulties so obstetricians need to be familiar with these conditions. Using case vignettes to illustrate specific examples, this article will review the ...
Back to basics
Several common themes that need to be recognised by all professionals providing maternity care have emerged from all the Chapters of this Report. To aid learning and clinical practice, some key overall good practice points ...
Psychiatric causes of maternal deaths: Lessons from the confidential enquiries into maternal deaths
The UK Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths, published triennially, are over 50 years old. Its forebears are even older; enquiries into maternal deaths began early in the 19th century in Scotiand. In the 20th century ...
Psychological difficulties and mental ill-health associated with ART
This chapter deals with the potential for psychological difficulties and mental ill-health during the course of treatment for infertility or sub-fertility, with ART. The importance of screening for a personal and or family ...
Trans people's reproductive options and outcomes
Trans people are those people whose sex assigned at birth does not align with their gender identity - a condition that can cause marked distress. Consequently, many trans people seek to change their gender, often permanently. ...
The power of shared philosophy: A study of midwives' perceptions of alternative birth care in Norway
Aims: The aim of this study was to explore important factors that promote the best possible health for mother and child during pregnancy, birth and post-birth in an alternative birth clinic (ABC) in Norway.
First trimester serum tests for Down's syndrome screening
Background: Down's syndrome occurs when a person has three, rather than two copies of chromosome 21; or the specific area of chromosome 21 implicated in causing Down's syndrome. It is the commonest congenital cause of ...