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Midwives’ approaches to early pushing urge in labour

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

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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.

Journal Article Type Article
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
APA6 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
DOI https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2015.23.9.640
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.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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