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Women's information needs, decision-making and experiences of membrane sweeping to promote spontaneous labour

Spiby, Helen; Roberts, Julie; Evans, Kerry; Evans, Catrin; Pallotti, Phoebe; Eldridge, Jeanette

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Jeanette Eldridge



Abstract

© 2019 Objective: To explore and synthesise evidence of women's information needs, decision-making and experiences of membrane sweeping to promote spontaneous labour. Design: A systematic review following the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) meta-aggregative approach to qualitative evidence synthesis. Relevant databases were searched for literature published in English between 2000–19. Study quality was assessed using the JBI quality assessment tool for qualitative studies. Setting: Qualitative research conducted in OECD countries describing women's information needs, decision-making and/or experiences of membrane sweeping to promote spontaneous labour. Findings: One article met the criteria for inclusion. This article describes the experience of a membrane sweep given without consent. Key conclusions and Implications for practice: There is a lack of evidence around women's information needs, decision-making and experiences of membrane sweeping. This is concerning, especially in the context of rising rates of formal induction of labour. Further research is needed to investigate how women are being offered membrane sweeping and what information women need to make informed choices about membrane sweeping to promote spontaneous labour.

Citation

Spiby, H., Roberts, J., Evans, K., Evans, C., Pallotti, P., & Eldridge, J. (2020). Women's information needs, decision-making and experiences of membrane sweeping to promote spontaneous labour. Midwifery, 83, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.102626

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 2019
Online Publication Date Jan 3, 2020
Publication Date Apr 1, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 8, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jan 4, 2021
Journal Midwifery
Print ISSN 0266-6138
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 83
Article Number 102626
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.102626
Keywords Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Maternity and Midwifery
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/3689212
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0266613819303171

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