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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

Other Girls: a qualitative exploration of teenage mothers views on teen pregnancy in contemporaries (2019)
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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

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

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

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

Assessing women's perinatal psychological health: exploring the experiences of health visitors (2013)
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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

The efficacy of lavender oil on perineal trauma: a review of the evidence (2011)
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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