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‘Welcome to the World’: parents' experiences of an antenatal nurturing programme (2019)
Journal Article
Wadephul, F., Jones, C., & Jomeen, J. (2019). ‘Welcome to the World’: parents' experiences of an antenatal nurturing programme. British Journal of Midwifery, 27(6), 353-361. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2019.27.6.353

Background: The transition to parenthood is a time of increased vulnerability and lays the foundations for the parent-infant relationship. It can therefore be a suitable time for interventions to increase parents’ emotional well-being and support cou... Read More about ‘Welcome to the World’: parents' experiences of an antenatal nurturing programme.

Maternal and paternal expectations of antenatal education across the transition to parenthood (2019)
Journal Article
Jones, C., Wadephul, F., & Jomeen, J. (2019). Maternal and paternal expectations of antenatal education across the transition to parenthood. British Journal of Midwifery, 27(4), 235-241. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2019.27.4.235

This study uses research evaluation data to explore parents’ expectations from antenatal classes as they transition from pregnancy to the post-natal period. Understanding parents’ expectations over this time with respect to knowledge and skills prov... Read More about Maternal and paternal expectations of antenatal education across the transition to parenthood.

Other Girls: a qualitative exploration of teenage mothers views on teen pregnancy in contemporaries (2019)
Journal Article
Jones, C., Whitfield, C., Seymour, J., & Hayter, M. (2019). Other Girls: a qualitative exploration of teenage mothers views on teen pregnancy in contemporaries. Sexuality and Culture, 23(3), 760–773. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-019-09589-4

Perspectives that consider teenage mothers as a ‘social problem’ are well described in the literature. However, the attitudes towards teenage mothers held by other teenage mothers are not well understood. Given the growing use of peer support in the... Read More about Other Girls: a qualitative exploration of teenage mothers views on teen pregnancy in contemporaries.

A narrative synthesis of women's out-of-body experiences during childbirth (2017)
Journal Article
Bateman, L., Jones, C., & Jomeen, J. (2017). A narrative synthesis of women's out-of-body experiences during childbirth. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 62(4), 442-451. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.12655

Introduction Some women have a dissociated, out-of-body experience (OBE) during childbirth, which may be described as seeing the body from above or floating above the body. This review examines this phenomenon using narratives from women who have exp... Read More about A narrative synthesis of women's out-of-body experiences during childbirth.

Women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m² and their experience of maternity care : a meta ethnographic synthesis (2017)
Journal Article
Jones, C., & Jomeen, J. (2017). Women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m² and their experience of maternity care : a meta ethnographic synthesis. Midwifery, 53, 87-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.07.011

Objective: This paper is a report of a systematic review and meta-ethnography of the experiences of women with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m² and their experience of maternity care. Method: Systematic review methods identified 12 qualitative studie... Read More about Women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m² and their experience of maternity care : a meta ethnographic synthesis.

Understanding asexual identity as a means to facilitate culturally competent care: a systematic literature review (2017)
Journal Article
Jones, C., Hayter, M., & Jomeen, J. (2017). Understanding asexual identity as a means to facilitate culturally competent care: a systematic literature review. Journal of clinical nursing, 26(23-24), 3811-3831. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13862

Aims and Objectives This paper aims to provide a contemporary overview of asexuality and the implications this has for health care practice. Background Individuals belonging to sexual minority groups face many barriers in accessing appropriate health... Read More about Understanding asexual identity as a means to facilitate culturally competent care: a systematic literature review.

The impact of antenatal psychological group interventions on psychological well-being : a systematic review of the qualitative and quantitative evidence (2016)
Journal Article
Wadephul, F., Jones, C., & Jomeen, J. (in press). The impact of antenatal psychological group interventions on psychological well-being : a systematic review of the qualitative and quantitative evidence. Healthcare, 4(4), 32. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare4020032

Depression, anxiety and stress in the perinatal period can have serious, long-term consequences for women, their babies and their families. Over the last two decades, an increasing number of group interventions with a psychological approach have been... Read More about The impact of antenatal psychological group interventions on psychological well-being : a systematic review of the qualitative and quantitative evidence.

A qualitative evaluation of home based contraceptive and sexual health care for teenage mothers (2015)
Journal Article
Hayter, M., Jones, C., Owen, J., & Harrison, C. (2016). A qualitative evaluation of home based contraceptive and sexual health care for teenage mothers. Primary health care research & development, 17(3), 287-297. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1463423615000432

This paper reports on the findings from a qualitative study exploring the experiences of teenage mothers using a nurse-led, home-based contraceptive service designed to prevent repeat unplanned pregnancies. The aim was to understand if, and how the s... Read More about A qualitative evaluation of home based contraceptive and sexual health care for teenage mothers.

Exploring changes in health visitors' knowledge, confidence and decision-making for women with perinatal mental health difficulties following a brief training package (2015)
Journal Article
Jones, C., Jomeen, J., Glover, L., Gardiner, E., Garg, D., & Marshall, C. (in press). Exploring changes in health visitors' knowledge, confidence and decision-making for women with perinatal mental health difficulties following a brief training package. European journal for person centered healthcare, 3(3), 384-391. https://doi.org/10.5750/ejpch.v3i3.1012

Rationale and objective: Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) is an issue that spans the spectrum of pregnancy and childbirth and is now acknowledged to be significant on a global level. Health visitors (HVs) are increasingly expected to extend their knowle... Read More about Exploring changes in health visitors' knowledge, confidence and decision-making for women with perinatal mental health difficulties following a brief training package.

A Home-Start peer support scheme for women with low mood following childbirth (2015)
Journal Article
Jones, C. C., Hayter, M., & Jomeen, J. (2015). A Home-Start peer support scheme for women with low mood following childbirth. Community Practitioner, 88(9), 41-44

Perinatal mental health problems vary in impact and severity, and can have long-lasting effects on maternal health and child psychological health and development. The evidence to support the effectiveness of postnatal peer and volunteer support schem... Read More about A Home-Start peer support scheme for women with low mood following childbirth.

A meta-ethnographic synthesis of fathers’ experiences of the neonatal intensive care unit environment during hospitalization of their premature infants (2015)
Journal Article
Sisson, H., Jones, C., Williams, R., & Lachanudis, L. (2015). A meta-ethnographic synthesis of fathers’ experiences of the neonatal intensive care unit environment during hospitalization of their premature infants. Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN, 44(4), 471-480. https://doi.org/10.1111/1552-6909.12662

Objective: To undertake a synthesis of existing qualitative findings about fathers’ experiences of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) environment. Data Sources: Relevant key terms including preterm, father, and NICU were used to search the datab... Read More about A meta-ethnographic synthesis of fathers’ experiences of the neonatal intensive care unit environment during hospitalization of their premature infants.

Assessing women's perinatal psychological health: exploring the experiences of health visitors (2013)
Journal Article
Jomeen, J., Glover, L., Jones, C., Garg, D., & Marshall, C. (2013). Assessing women's perinatal psychological health: exploring the experiences of health visitors. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 31(5), (479-489). doi:10.1080/02646838.2013.835038. ISSN 0264-6838

Objective: This study aimed to explore health visitors' (HVs) experiences of the assessment of women with psychological distress and mental health problems across the perinatal period in clinical practice. Background: In international contexts, there... Read More about Assessing women's perinatal psychological health: exploring the experiences of health visitors.

The impact of peer support in the context of perinatal mental illness: a meta-ethnography (2013)
Journal Article
Jones, C. C., Jomeen, J., & Hayter, M. (2014). The impact of peer support in the context of perinatal mental illness: a meta-ethnography. Midwifery, 30(5), 491-498. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2013.08.003

ObjectiveThis paper is a report of a systematic review and meta-ethnography to explore the impact of peer support in the context of perinatal mental illness (PMI).MethodSystematic review methods identified five qualitative studies about women's exper... Read More about The impact of peer support in the context of perinatal mental illness: a meta-ethnography.

Complementary and alternative medicine in the maternity setting. (2012)
Journal Article
Jones, C. (2012). Complementary and alternative medicine in the maternity setting. British Journal of Midwifery, 20(6), 41 - 50. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2012.20.6.409

Trends of increasing demand of CAM among childbearing women have been alluded to in midwifery literature for a number of years. There is a wealth of anecdotal evidence suggesting that pregnant women are driving the demand for CAM integration in midwi... Read More about Complementary and alternative medicine in the maternity setting..

The efficacy of lavender oil on perineal trauma: a review of the evidence (2011)
Journal Article
Jones, C. (2011). The efficacy of lavender oil on perineal trauma: a review of the evidence. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 17(4), (215-220). doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2011.01.003. ISSN 1744-3881

Anecdotal evidence suggests that some women find lavender oil effective at relieving some of the symptoms associated with perineal trauma following childbirth. This paper examines the literature detailing the efficacy of lavender oil in wound care in... Read More about The efficacy of lavender oil on perineal trauma: a review of the evidence.