As the EU Birth Research develops, links to its publications and outputs will be posted here.
Research article: Investigation of the use of thermography for research and clinical applications in pregnant women.
Read it here.
Research article: Assessing the performance of maternity care in Europe: a critical exploration of tools and indicators.
Read it here.
Publication policy: Method of ackowledging COST Action IS1405 in publications. Download the pdf here.
Inclusiveness policy: Notes on promoting inclsuiveness in all COST Actions. Downloand the pdf here.
Report: Published in Clinical Nutrition Experimental, is titled Perinatal nutrition: How to take care of the gut microbiota? by Izaskun García-Mantrana, Bibiana Bertua, Cecilia Martínez-Costa and Maria Carmen Collado. You can download the pdf here.
Report: Published in Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, is titled The human milk microbiome and factors influencing its composition and activity. This article was written by Carlos Gomez-Gallego, Izaskun Garcia-Mantrana, Seppo Salminen and María Carmen Collado. You can download the pdf here.
WG1 (Jan 2017): Download report as a pdf.
WG1: The Complexity of Prenatal and Perinatal Experience: Why Trauma and How To Heal a paper by Olga Gouni from 1st International Congress on Psychological Trauma: Prenatal, Perinatal & Postnatal can be downloaded here as a pdf.
WG1: ARTfeeding the (un)born Baby a paper by Olga Gouni can be downloaded as a pdf here.
A “bridge” paper created by Anastasia Topalidou, Olga Gouni and Slobodan Sekulic has been published. It’s called The Contribution of Prenatal Psychology to Our Understanding about Prenatal Dynamics and Fetal Behaviour and you can download the pdf here. The paper has also been published in Psychology Research (Volume 6, Number 12, December 2016, Serial Number 66) by David Publishing Company. It is available from this link.
WG3: Social-cultural perspectives
Report: Impact of maternity care policy in Catalonia: a retrospective cross-sectional study of service delivery in public and private hospitals: Download pdf here.
WG3 (Jan 2017): Download available of this report.
WG3 (March 2017): Report on migrant women sub group.
WG4 (Sept 2016): Download report as a pdf.
WG4: Organizational perspectives
General WG4 report (Published April 2016) Download the updated report here.
(Spanish language) Vi Jornadas Internacionais de Historia da psiquiatria e Saude Mental. Download the pdf here.
Not all countries have access to Cochrane analysis. Here is a link to hospital versus home birth. The full review is also available as PDF (external site): Planned hospital birth versus planned home birth.
Mario Santos has published a report on the history of home births in Denmark. It is based on the work I cared out in an STSM in the previous COST Action IS0907. Here is a link to the report.
Lucy Frith has produced a PowerPoint presentation titled: New insights into socio-cultural phenomenon that contextualize labour and birth, including marginalized groups and migrant women. You can download it here.
Slideshow presentation show at the COST Symposium in Toronto, produced by WG4’s Ramon Escuriet. It’s called: COST Action 907 and 1405: Impact on EU Countries – To explore how knowledge generated through the Actions has stimulated debate and change. You can download a pdf of the presentation here.
WG5: Neuro-psycho-social perspectives. Download a report on Neuro-psycho-social characteristics and effects of labour events here. And here is a pdf of WG5 members who have worked on this project. (Updated Jan 2017)
Meier Magistretti, Soo Downe, Marie Berg and Katharina Tritten-Schwarz have published their research entitled: Setting the Stage for Health: Salutogenesis in Midwifery Professional Knowledge in Three European Countries. You can download it here.
WG5 (Sept 2016): Get this report here.
WG6 (Jan 2017): Ready to download now.
Early Career Investigations
Dr Claudia Meier Magistretti’s presentation from the Sofia meeting is now available to download.
The presentation covers work by the Early Career Investigators Think Tank (Spring 2016 – Autumn 2015). You can download it here.
ECI (Sept 2016): You can download the report here.
ECI (March 2017): Report is available here.
STSM user guide available to download here.
Group members meet at UCLan, Preston, UK in November 2015: Here is a pdf link to the proposed STSM report.
How Are Babies Born? Ask the Mothers : Download pdf here.
The socio-cultural context of midwifery in the Czech Republic: Download pdf here.
Inventing Midwifery from Scratch. A Strategy for Improving Midwives’ Decision-Making in Bulgaria: Download pdf here.
Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH). Download pdf here.
The socio-cultural context of midwifery in the Czech Republic. Download the pdf here.
Inventing Midwifery from Scratch. A Strategy for Improving Midwives’ Decision-Making in Bulgaria. Download pdf here.
Maria Kazamiercza’s The beginnings of empathic parenthood.
Anastasia Topiladou’s Methods of physiological measurement and comparative description of women’s wellbeing in different settings of maternity care (Greece – Switzerland)
Elena Skoko’s How Are Babies Born? Ask the Mothers (Italy – UK)
Sarah Church’s The socio-cultural context of midwifery in the Czech Republic (UK – Czech)
Tracey Cooper’s Inventing Midwifery from Scratch. A Strategy for Improving Midwives’ Decision-Making in Bulgaria (UK – Bulgaria)
Sunita Panda’s Caesarean section in primiparous women: Swedish clinicians perspectives of factors influencing decision-making process (Republic of Ireland – Sweden)
Lilian Peters’s STSM report (Netherlands- Republic of Ireland)
Kleopatra Alamantariotou’s Innovation technology and health (Greece- Republic of Ireland).
From the STSM meeting in October, written by Eva Hendrych Lorenzová. You can read it here.
Dr Maria Healy’s report is titled ‘A detailed exploration of the organisation of home birth services in The Netherlands, towards knowledge transition and development of home birth services in Ireland’. You can download this report here.
Dr Carol Kingdon has published an report called ‘Socio-cultural factors that influence rates of unnecessary caesarean section: Preparatory work for a qualitative evidence synthesis to support WHO Guideline Development’. You can dowload it here.
Maria Jesús Pueyo’s report on Policies and practices to improve in the field of obstetric interventions can be downloaded as a pdf here.
STSM (Jan 2017): Download the STSM report here.
Stella Villarmea, along with Kenny Fynlaison, Carol Kingdon, Gill Thomson (hosted by Soo Downe) have produced the STSM report Training in Qualitative Research Methodology and Analytical Framework. Download it here as a pdf.
Lucy Frith and Lea Takacs have produced a report called: Deconstructing the concept ‘satisfaction with intrapartum care’ – a critical interpretative synthesis of the literature. You can download the pdf here.
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