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Flemish midwives’ perspectives on supporting women during the transition to motherhood – A Q-methodology study (2021)
Journal Article
Van den Branden, L., Van de Craen, N., Van Leugenhaege, L., Mestdagh, E., Timmermans, O., Van Rompaey, B., & Kuipers, Y. J. (2022). Flemish midwives’ perspectives on supporting women during the transition to motherhood – A Q-methodology study. Midwifery, 105, Article 103213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.103213

Objective In this study we aimed to reveal midwives’ distinct perspectives about midwifery support of women in their transition process during the continuum from pregnancy to one-year postpartum. Design A Q-methodology study, a mixed quantitativ... Read More about Flemish midwives’ perspectives on supporting women during the transition to motherhood – A Q-methodology study.

Efficacy of two Chlamydia abortus subcellular vaccines in a pregnant ewe challenge model for ovine enzootic abortion (2021)
Journal Article
Livingstone, M., Ranjan Wattegedera, S., Palarea-Albaladejo, J., Aitchison, K., Corbett, C., Sait, M., …Longbottom, D. (2021). Efficacy of two Chlamydia abortus subcellular vaccines in a pregnant ewe challenge model for ovine enzootic abortion. Vaccines, 9(8), https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9080898

Chlamydia abortus, the aetiological agent of enzootic abortion of ewes, is a major cause of reproductive loss in small ruminants worldwide, accounting for significant economic losses to the farming industry. Disease can be managed through the use of... Read More about Efficacy of two Chlamydia abortus subcellular vaccines in a pregnant ewe challenge model for ovine enzootic abortion.

Bleeding Free (2021)
Digital Artefact
MacLeod, K., Morgan, L., & Cochrane, R. (2021). Bleeding Free. [Digital video]

A documentary film about period poverty and menstrual health. The film focuses on the importance of free access to period products and how this improves the life chances for women and girls, especially in relation to education but also for gender equ... Read More about Bleeding Free.

Implementing continuity of midwife carer – just a friendly face? A realist evaluation (2020)
Journal Article
McInnes, R. J., Aitken-Arbuckle, A., Lake, S., Hollins Martin, C., & MacArthur, J. (2020). Implementing continuity of midwife carer – just a friendly face? A realist evaluation. BMC Health Services Research, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05159-9

Background Good quality midwifery care saves the lives of women and babies. Continuity of midwife carer (CMC), a key component of good quality midwifery care, results in better clinical outcomes, higher care satisfaction and enhanced caregiver exper... Read More about Implementing continuity of midwife carer – just a friendly face? A realist evaluation.

Optimising the continuity experiences of student midwives: an integrative review (2020)
Journal Article
Moncrieff, G., MacVicar, S., Norris, G., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2021). Optimising the continuity experiences of student midwives: an integrative review. Women and Birth, 34(1), 77-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2020.01.007

Background: In several countries, midwifery students undertake continuity of care experiences as part of their pre-registration education. This is thought to enable the development of a woman-centred approach, as well as providing students with the s... Read More about Optimising the continuity experiences of student midwives: an integrative review.

The Woman-Centeredness of Various Dutch Maternity Service Providers During Antenatal and Postnatal Care (2019)
Journal Article
Fontein-Kuipers, Y., van Beeck, E., Kammeraat, L., & Rutten, F. (2019). The Woman-Centeredness of Various Dutch Maternity Service Providers During Antenatal and Postnatal Care. International Journal of Childbirth, 9(2), 92-101. https://doi.org/10.1891/2156-5287.9.2.92

AIMS To examine the woman-centeredness of maternity care providers from the woman's perspective. To investigate the validity and reliability of the Client Centered Care Questionnaire among a childbearing population. DESIGN A cross-sectional stud... Read More about The Woman-Centeredness of Various Dutch Maternity Service Providers During Antenatal and Postnatal Care.

Adolescents in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities for Sexual Risk Reduction (2019)
Journal Article
Morrison-Beedy, D., Martin, C. H., Pow, J., & Elliott, L. (2019). Adolescents in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities for Sexual Risk Reduction. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30(6), 619-629. https://doi.org/10.1097/jnc.0000000000000095

Sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and unplanned pregnancy challenge the health of Scottish teens. We conducted focus groups with teens (ages 16-19 years) recruited from an urban youth cafe in Edinburgh and assessed sexual risk-taking and protecti... Read More about Adolescents in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities for Sexual Risk Reduction.

The Scottish clinical supervision model for midwives (2019)
Journal Article
Key, S., Marshall, H., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2019). The Scottish clinical supervision model for midwives. British Journal of Midwifery, 27(10), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2019.27.10.655

Following a change in UK legislation, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) model of statutory supervision for midwives ceased in 2017. In response, the Scottish Government (SG) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) worked with the NHS Health Boards... Read More about The Scottish clinical supervision model for midwives.

The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers (2019)
Journal Article
Omani-Samani, R., Hollins Martin, C. J., Martin, C. R., Maroufizadeh, S., Ghaheri, A., & Navid, B. (2021). The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 34(11), 1827-1831. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2019.1651265

Objective: Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI) is a short selfreport instrument designed to measure satisfaction of the childbearing women’s experiences of labour and its outcomes. The aim of this study was to examine the reliability... Read More about The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers.

Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study (2019)
Journal Article
Brown, S., Paterson, C., Dougall, N., Cameron, S., & Wheelhouse, N. (2019). Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), Article 992. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7313-0

Background Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the genital tract, C. trachomatis is found in the throat and rectum, suggesting the n... Read More about Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study.

Young Dutch Millennial Women's Perspective towards Motherhood (2019)
Journal Article
Van Beeck, E. A., Fontein-Kuipers, Y., Baaima, I., & Schuiteman-Van Der Hoek, S. (2019). Young Dutch Millennial Women's Perspective towards Motherhood. Global women's health, 2(1), 42-47

This qualitative study explores perspectives towards motherhood of young Millennial women for preconception care purposes. The findings highlight the specific views that Millennial women have of motherhood: Mental mood boards portray both realistic a... Read More about Young Dutch Millennial Women's Perspective towards Motherhood.

Engaging young working class men in the delivery of sex and relationships education (2019)
Journal Article
Brown, S., & McQueen, F. (2020). Engaging young working class men in the delivery of sex and relationships education. Sex Education, 20(2), 186-201. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2019.1636780

Despite a substantial body of research on young people’s wishes about the content and delivery of sex and relationships education (SRE), studies still indicate dissatisfaction with the way lessons are provided. This discussion takes place in a public... Read More about Engaging young working class men in the delivery of sex and relationships education.

Proactive behaviour in midwifery practice: A qualitative overview based on midwives’ perspectives (2019)
Journal Article
Mestdagh, E., Timmermans, O., Fontein-Kuipers, Y., & Van Rompaey, B. (2019). Proactive behaviour in midwifery practice: A qualitative overview based on midwives’ perspectives. Sexual and Reproductive HealthCare, 20, 87-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2019.04.002

Background: Midwifery practice is in the process of continuing developments and contemporary working conditions asking for proactive behaviour, which could increase work-efficiency, job satisfaction, commitment and coping attitudes towards stress res... Read More about Proactive behaviour in midwifery practice: A qualitative overview based on midwives’ perspectives.

Health help-seeking by men in Brunei Darussalam: masculinities and ‘doing’ male identities across the life course. (2019)
Journal Article
Idris, D. R., Forrest, S., & Brown, S. (2019). Health help-seeking by men in Brunei Darussalam: masculinities and ‘doing’ male identities across the life course. Sociology of health and illness, 41(6), 1071-1087. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12885

Using data collected through semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with 37 adult men living in Brunei Darussalam, this paper explores how masculinities and expectations about male roles across the life course influence men’s percepti... Read More about Health help-seeking by men in Brunei Darussalam: masculinities and ‘doing’ male identities across the life course..

Immunological homeostasis at the ovine placenta may reflect the degree of maternal foetal interaction (2019)
Journal Article
Wattegedera, S. R., Doull, L. E., Goncheva, M. I., Wheelhouse, N., Watson, D. M., Pearce, J., …Entrican, G. (2019). Immunological homeostasis at the ovine placenta may reflect the degree of maternal foetal interaction. Frontiers in Immunology, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.03025

Successful mammalian pregnancies are a result of complex physiological, endocrinological and immunological processes that combine to create an environment where the mother is tolerant to the semi-allogeneic fetus. Our knowledge of the mechanisms that... Read More about Immunological homeostasis at the ovine placenta may reflect the degree of maternal foetal interaction.

Ferlavirus-related deaths in a collection of viperid snakes (2018)
Journal Article
Flach, E. J., Dagleish, M. P., Feltrer, Y., Gill, I. S., Marschang, R. E., Masters, N., …Wheelhouse, N. M. (2018). Ferlavirus-related deaths in a collection of viperid snakes. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 49(4), 983-995. https://doi.org/10.1638/2017-0223.1

Between June and October 2013 26 snakes of six viperid species kept in two adjoining rooms died (n = 16) or were euthanized on medical (1) or welfare grounds (9). Two were from the main zoo collection, but the other 24 had been imported and quarantin... Read More about Ferlavirus-related deaths in a collection of viperid snakes.

Midwifery continuity of carer: Developing a realist evaluation framework to evaluate the implementation of strategic change in Scotland (2018)
Journal Article
McInnes, R. J., Martin, C. J. H., & MacArthur, J. (2018). Midwifery continuity of carer: Developing a realist evaluation framework to evaluate the implementation of strategic change in Scotland. Midwifery, 66, 103-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.07.007

Midwifery continuity of carer (MCC) models result in better clinical outcomes for women and offer midwives a superior way of working when compared to other models of maternity care. Implementing a MCC model, a key recommendation of the Scottish Gover... Read More about Midwifery continuity of carer: Developing a realist evaluation framework to evaluate the implementation of strategic change in Scotland.

PTSD post-childbirth: a systematic review of women’s and midwives’ subjective experiences of care provider interaction (2018)
Journal Article
Patterson, J., Hollins Martin, C., & Karatzias, T. (2019). PTSD post-childbirth: a systematic review of women’s and midwives’ subjective experiences of care provider interaction. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 37(1), 56-83. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2018.1504285

Objective: To review primary research from within the literature regarding PTSD Post-Childbirth (PTSD-PC), that focussed on Quality of Provider Interaction (QPI) from either the perspective of women who have developed PTSD-PC, or midwives. Backgroun... Read More about PTSD post-childbirth: a systematic review of women’s and midwives’ subjective experiences of care provider interaction.

Urinary specific gravity as an alternative for the normalisation of endocrine metabolite concentrations in giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) reproductive monitoring (2018)
Journal Article
Wauters, J., Wilson, K. S., Bouts, T., Valentine, I., Vanderschueren, K., Ververs, C., …Vanhaecke, L. (2018). Urinary specific gravity as an alternative for the normalisation of endocrine metabolite concentrations in giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) reproductive monitoring. PLOS ONE, 13(7), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201420

Reproductive monitoring for captive breeding in giant pandas is based on behavioural observation and non-invasive hormone analysis. In urine, interpretation of results requires normalisation due to an animal’s changing hydration. Correction of urinar... Read More about Urinary specific gravity as an alternative for the normalisation of endocrine metabolite concentrations in giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) reproductive monitoring.

Probiotics And Their Effect On Maternal and Neonatal Health (2018)
Book Chapter
Hollins Martin, C., & Martin, C. (2018). Probiotics And Their Effect On Maternal and Neonatal Health. In C. R. Martin, & D. Larkin (Eds.), Probiotics in Mental Health (42-54). (1). Boca Raton: CRC Press

Probiotics are living microorganisms which when dispensed in sufficient quantities are claimed to bestow benefits in terms of health on the host. The World Health Organization defines a probiotic as any living microorganism that produces a health ben... Read More about Probiotics And Their Effect On Maternal and Neonatal Health.