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“It can’t be like last time” – choices made in early pregnancy by women who have previously experienced a traumatic birth (2019)
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Greenfield, M., Jomeen, J., & Glover, L. (2019). “It can’t be like last time” – choices made in early pregnancy by women who have previously experienced a traumatic birth. Frontiers in psychology Frontiers Research Foundation, 10, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00056

Background: A significant number of women experience childbirth as traumatic. These experiences are often characterized by a loss of control coupled with a perceived lack of support and inadequate communication with health care providers. Little is k... Read More

Public health nurses' perinatal mental health training needs: a cross sectional survey (2019)
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Noonan, M., Jomeen, J., Doody, O., & Galvin, R. (in press). Public health nurses' perinatal mental health training needs: a cross sectional survey. Journal of advanced nursing,

Aim: To examine public health nurses’ education, training and professional support needs in perinatal mental health. Background: Public health nurses have a key role in supporting maternal mental health including screening, support, referral and de... Read More

Psychometric evaluation of the Perinatal Illness Perceptions Scale (PIPS) (2018)
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Jomeen, J., Martin, C. R., & Jarrett, P. M. (2019). Psychometric evaluation of the Perinatal Illness Perceptions Scale (PIPS). Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, doi:10.1108/JMHTEP-09-2018-0054

Purpose: Perinatal mental health (PMH), is acknowledged as a significant public health issue associated with significant personal, family, social and economic burden. Research demonstrates that healthcare practitioners lack knowledge and confidence i... Read More

Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions to identify maternal distress in Dutch pregnant women (2018)
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Fontein-Kuipers, Y., & Jomeen, J. (2019). Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions to identify maternal distress in Dutch pregnant women. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 14(1), 33-45. doi:10.1108/JMHTEP-06-2018-0034

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions for routine screening of maternal distress in Dutch antenatal care. Design/methodology/approach: In this cohor... Read More

Women's decision-making about birthplace choices: Booking for birth centre, hospital or home birth in the North of England (2018)
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Lambert, C., Jomeen, J., & McSherry, W. (2018). Women's decision-making about birthplace choices: Booking for birth centre, hospital or home birth in the North of England. International journal of childbirth, 8(2), 115-134. doi:10.1891/2156-5287.8.2.115

Aim This paper presents findings from an Interpretive Phenomenological study that illuminates unique characteristics of the different social representations of antenatal primigravida and multigravida women who book to birth their babies in a birth ce... Read More

Knowledge and use of sterile water injections amongst midwives in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional study (2018)
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Lee, N., Jomeen, J., Mårtensson, L. B., Emery, V., & Kildea, S. (2019). Knowledge and use of sterile water injections amongst midwives in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional study. Midwifery, 68, 9-14. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2018.10.001

Background The use of sterile water injections (SWI) for the relief of pain in labour is popular amongst midwives in countries such as Sweden and Australia. Anecdotal reports suggest the procedure is used less commonly in the United Kingdom (UK) and... Read More

A mixed methods review to develop and confirm a framework for assessing midwifery practice in perinatal mental health (2018)
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Wadephul, F., Jarrett, P. M., Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. R. (2018). A mixed methods review to develop and confirm a framework for assessing midwifery practice in perinatal mental health. Journal of advanced nursing, 74(10), 2258-2272. doi:10.1111/jan.13786

Aim: To ascertain whether a new framework examining midwifery practice in perinatal mental health is supported by the research literature. Background: The identification and care of women with perinatal mental health problems is increasingly consider... Read More

Midwifery abdication – is it acknowledged or discussed within the midwifery literature: An integrative review (2018)
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within the midwifery literature: An integrative review. European Journal of Midwifery, 2(June), doi:10.18332/ejm/92529

Aim: To explore the concept of ‘Midwifery Abdication’ and whether it is acknowledged or discussed within the midwifery literature. Method:A modified Whittemore and Knafl (2005) integrative review framework enabled consideration of quantitative and q... Read More

Survey of midwives' perinatal mental health knowledge, confidence, attitudes and learning needs (2018)
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Noonan, M., Jomeen, J., Galvin, R., & Doody, O. (2018). Survey of midwives' perinatal mental health knowledge, confidence, attitudes and learning needs. Women and Birth, 31(6), e358-e366. doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2018.02.002

Background Midwives have a primary role in facilitating the first stage of perinatal mental health risk reduction through inquiring about perinatal mental health, identifying risk factors and current perinatal mental health problems, providing suppo... Read More

Professional issues in maternal mental health scale (PIMMHS): The development and initial validation of a brief and valid measure (2018)
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Jomeen, J., Jarrett, P., & Martin, C. (2018). Professional issues in maternal mental health scale (PIMMHS): The development and initial validation of a brief and valid measure. European Journal of Midwifery, 2(February), doi:10.18332/ejm/83276. ISSN 2585-2906

Introduction: The life-threatening consequences of perinatal mental health problems (PMHP) are well documented. Midwives are ideally placed to effectively identify women at risk and facilitate early intervention. However, a multitude of factors cont... Read More

Care and self-reported outcomes of care experienced by women with mental health problems in pregnancy: findings from a national survey (2017)
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Henderson, J., Jomeen, J., & Redshaw, M. (2018). Care and self-reported outcomes of care experienced by women with mental health problems in pregnancy: findings from a national survey. Midwifery, 56, 171-178. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2017.10.020

Background mental health problems in pregnancy and the postnatal period are relatively common and, in pregnancy, are associated with an increase in adverse outcome. It is recommended that all women are asked about their emotional and mental health an... Read More

The development and initial validation of the Perinatal Mental Health Awareness scale in student midwives (2017)
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Martin, C. R., Jomeen, J., & Jarrett, P. (2017). The development and initial validation of the Perinatal Mental Health Awareness scale in student midwives. Journal of midwifery and reproductive health, 5(4), (1021-1031). doi:10.22038/JMRH.2017.9251. ISSN 2345-4792

Background & aim: Perinatal mental health problems have been demonstrated to impact upon maternal, and fetal/child outcomes. Despite the global evidence and a policy-driven responsibility for identification of these problems, research demonstrates th... Read More

A narrative review of interventions addressing the parental-fetal relationship (2017)
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Xuereb, R., Borg Cunen, N., Jomeen, J., Borg Xuereb, R., & Poat, A. (2017). A narrative review of interventions addressing the parental-fetal relationship. Women and Birth, 30(4), (e141-e151). doi:10.1016/j.wombi.2016.11.005. ISSN 1871-5192

Background Expectant parents develop varying degrees of emotional affiliation with the unborn child. Interventions supporting this relationship may be beneficial given its link to maternal health behaviour during pregnancy, as well as the parental–in... Read More

Women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m² and their experience of maternity care : a meta ethnographic synthesis (2017)
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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). doi:10.1016/j.midw.2017.07.011. ISSN 0266-6138

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

‘I had a lump in my stomach’: Swedish gay and lesbian students' experiences of their time in school (2017)
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Hammarlund, K., Sjunnesson, S., Tettenborn, N., Jomeen, J., & Thorstensson, S. (2017). ‘I had a lump in my stomach’: Swedish gay and lesbian students' experiences of their time in school. British Journal of School Nursing, 12(6), (284-290). doi:10.12968/bjsn.2017.12.6.284. ISSN 1752-2803

Objectives: Gay and lesbian youth can experience ignorance and a lack of acknowledgement surrounding their sexual orientation during their time in school. This qualitative interview study describes how Swedish gay and lesbian students experience thei... Read More

A narrative synthesis of women's out-of-body experiences during childbirth (2017)
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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). doi:10.1111/jmwh.12655. ISSN 1526-9523

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

Understanding asexual identity as a means to facilitate culturally competent care: a systematic literature review (2017)
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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). doi:10.1111/jocn.13862. ISSN 0962-1067

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