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“Babies come when they are ready”: women’s experiences of resisting the medicalisation of prolonged pregnancy (2018)
Journal Article
Roberts, J., & Walsh, D. (2019). “Babies come when they are ready”: women’s experiences of resisting the medicalisation of prolonged pregnancy. Feminism and Psychology, 29(1), 40-57. doi:10.1177/0959353518799386

Being pregnant beyond one’s estimated due date is a relatively common experience and requires complex decisions about whether to induce labour or wait for spontaneous onset. We report a qualitative study undertaken in the UK in 2016. We interviewed f... Read More

A programme for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder in midwifery (POPPY): indications of effectiveness from a feasibility study (2018)
Journal Article
Slade, P., Sheen, K., Collinge, S., Butters, J., & Spiby, H. (2018). A programme for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder in midwifery (POPPY): indications of effectiveness from a feasibility study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 9(1), doi:10.1080/20008198.2018.1518069

Background: Midwives can experience events they perceive as traumatic when providing care. As a result some will develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with adverse implications for midwives’ mental health, the quality of care provided for wome... Read More