Midwives’ approaches to early pushing urge in labour

Borrelli, Sara E. and Dattolo, Carmen and Nespoli, Antonella (2015) Midwives’ approaches to early pushing urge in labour. British Journal of Midwifery, 23 (9). pp. 640-646. ISSN 0969-4900

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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.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Identification Number: 10.12968/bjom.2015.23.9.640
Depositing User: Borrelli, Sara
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2017 13:10
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 22:07
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39928

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