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Midwives’ approaches to early pushing urge in labour

Borrelli, Sara E.; Dattolo, Carmen; Nespoli, Antonella

Authors

Carmen Dattolo

Antonella Nespoli



Abstract

The objectives of this mixed-methods study were: a) to investigate midwives' approaches to early pushing urge (EPU); and b) to explore midwives' perspectives and experiences of helping women cope with EPU. A quantitative observational methodology was adopted to investigate midwives' approaches to EPU in 60 cases. A qualitative phenomenological approach was carried out in order to gain more in-depth understanding of midwives' views and experiences of EPU management strategies. It was found that midwives mainly adopt two approaches in the case of EPU: letting the woman do what she feels, and a stop-pushing technique. The findings are presented as four main domains: a) midwives' approaches to EPU; b) drivers guiding midwives' approaches to EPU; c) influencing factors in helping women cope with EPU; d) variation of midwives' approaches to EPU over time.

Citation

Borrelli, S. E., Dattolo, C., & Nespoli, A. (in press). Midwives’ approaches to early pushing urge in labour. British Journal of Midwifery, 23(9), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2015.23.9.640

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 2, 2015
Online Publication Date Sep 2, 2015
Deposit Date Jan 19, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jan 19, 2017
Journal British Journal of Midwifery
Print ISSN 0969-4900
Electronic ISSN 0969-4900
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 9
DOI https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2015.23.9.640
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39928
Publisher URL http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjom.2015.23.9.640
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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