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First-time mothers’ expectations of the unknown territory of childbirth: uncertainties, coping strategies and ‘going with the flow’ (2018)
Journal Article
Borrelli, S. E., Walsh, D., & Spiby, H. (2018). First-time mothers’ expectations of the unknown territory of childbirth: uncertainties, coping strategies and ‘going with the flow’. Midwifery, 63, doi:10.1016/j.midw.2018.04.022. ISSN 0266-6138

Objective. To explore first-time mothers’ expectations of labour and birth, coping strategies they adopt during pregnancy towards childbirth and coping strategies they expect to use during labour and birth. Design. A qualitative Straussian grounde... Read More

Disorientation, self-awareness and ongoing learning: student midwives’ experiences of clinical placements in Italy (2017)
Journal Article
Borrelli, S. E., Cattaneo, A., Recalcati, R., & Nespoli, A. (2017). Disorientation, self-awareness and ongoing learning: student midwives’ experiences of clinical placements in Italy. Midirs Midwifery Digest, 27(3), ISSN 0961-5555

Objective: To explore student midwives’ perspectives, experiences and concerns regarding clinical placements in the Italian setting. Design: A qualitative phenomenological study was undertaken, with data collected through semi-structured interviews... Read More

Women’s expectations and experiences of rupture of membranes and views of the potential use of reagent pads for detecting amniotic fluid (2017)
Journal Article
Spiby, H., Borrelli, S. E., & Hughes, A. J. (2017). Women’s expectations and experiences of rupture of membranes and views of the potential use of reagent pads for detecting amniotic fluid. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(12), 3041-3049. doi:10.1111/jan.13365

AIMS: To explore first time mothers’ expectations and experiences regarding rupture of membranes (RoM) at term, and their views on the potential use of reagent pads that detect amniotic fluid. BACKGROUND: There is little information available on wom... Read More

First-time mothers’ choice of birthplace: influencing factors, expectations of the midwife’s role and perceived safety (2017)
Journal Article
Borrelli, S. E., Walsh, D., & Spiby, H. (2017). First-time mothers’ choice of birthplace: influencing factors, expectations of the midwife’s role and perceived safety. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(8), doi:10.1111/jan.13272. ISSN 0309-2402

Aim To explore first-time pregnant women's expectations and factors influencing their choice of birthplace. Background Although outcomes and advantages for low-risk childbearing women giving birth in midwifery-led units and home compared wit... Read More

Adding to the midwifery curriculum through internationalisation and promotion of global mobility (2017)
Journal Article
Williams, J., Hulme, G., & Borrelli, S. E. (in press). Adding to the midwifery curriculum through internationalisation and promotion of global mobility. British Journal of Midwifery, 25(3), doi:10.12968/bjom.2017.25.3.184. ISSN 0969-4900

Despite the obvious need for student midwives to be exposed to meaningful learning experiences that consider engagement in the wider context of international health care and the associated benefits, there is a lack of information on how this is achie... Read More

Respectful handover: a good alternative when intrapartum continuity of carer cannot be guaranteed (2016)
Journal Article
Borrelli, S. E., Walsh, D., & Spiby, H. (2016). Respectful handover: a good alternative when intrapartum continuity of carer cannot be guaranteed. Midirs Midwifery Digest, 26(4), ISSN 0961-5555

AIM: To explore first-time mothers’ expectations and experiences of being cared for by an unknown midwife and their perceptions around continuity of carer during childbirth. DESIGN: Qualitative Straussian grounded theory methodology. SETTING: Three... Read More

Childbearing women’s experiences of early pushing urge (2016)
Journal Article
Celesia, M., Nespoli, A., & Borrelli, S. E. (2016). Childbearing women’s experiences of early pushing urge. International Journal of Childbirth, 6(1), doi:10.1891/2156-5287.6.1.19. ISSN 2156-5287

AIM: To explore childbearing women’s experiences of early pushing urge (EPU). STUDY DESIGN: A qualitative phenomenological study was undertaken in an Italian maternity hospital. The sample included 8 women that experienced EPU during labor. Data wer... Read More

First-time mothers’ experiences of early labour in Italian maternity care services (2015)
Journal Article
Cappelletti, G., Nespoli, A., Fumagalli, S., & Borrelli, S. E. (2016). First-time mothers’ experiences of early labour in Italian maternity care services. Midwifery, 34, doi:10.1016/j.midw.2015.09.012. ISSN 0266-6138

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore first-time mothers' experiences of early labour in Italian maternity care services when admitted to hospital or advised to return home after maternity triage assessment. SETTING: The study was conducted... Read More

Midwives’ approaches to early pushing urge in labour (2015)
Journal Article
Borrelli, S. E., Dattolo, C., & Nespoli, A. (in press). Midwives’ approaches to early pushing urge in labour. British Journal of Midwifery, 23(9), doi:10.12968/bjom.2015.23.9.640. ISSN 0969-4900

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... Read More

Early labour midwifery care in Italy: local and cross-cultural challenges (2014)
Journal Article
Iannuzzi, L., & Borrelli, S. E. (2014). Early labour midwifery care in Italy: local and cross-cultural challenges. Evidence Based Midwifery, 12(4), ISSN 1479-4489

INTRODUCTION. The definition of early labour and its management are debatable issues at a local, national and international level. In Italy, this issue is also of concern. APPROACH. This is a descriptive discussion paper designed to portray the cros... Read More

Early pushing urge in labour and midwifery practice: A prospective observational study at an Italian maternity hospital (2013)
Journal Article
Borrelli, S. E., Locatelli, A., & Nespoli, A. (2013). Early pushing urge in labour and midwifery practice: A prospective observational study at an Italian maternity hospital. Midwifery, 29(8), doi:10.1016/j.midw.2012.09.010. ISSN 0266-6138

OBJECTIVE: to investigate the early pushing urge (EPU) incidence in one maternity unit and explore how it is managed by midwives. The relation to some obstetric outcomes was also observed but not analysed in depth. DESIGN: prospective observational... Read More