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Barriers to implementing diagnostic domestic violence screening

In the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States of America and Europe, universal and routine screening for domestic violence is recommended for pregnant women, extending into the postnatal period. However, the lack of self-confidence among midwives and midwifery students in implementing diagnostic domestic violence screening, is consistent within the contemporary literature, and has significant implications for the health of women and their families. The evidence for this lack of confidence centres around three professional issues surrounding domestic violence screening from a midwifery context: time constraints, midwifery education, and midwives as recipients of domestic violence.
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Evidence based midwifery management of face presentation

Face presentation is a rare, unanticipated event in which the fetal chin extends (instead of flexing down on its chest) as the fetal head descends during labour and birth. Since face presentation is rare, it may only happen a handful of times in a midwifery career of several decades. The aim of this module is to prepare midwives to recognise the characteristic signs of face presentation, and to understand when expectant management and intervention are appropriate for the wellbeing of the fetus and the mother.Read more

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