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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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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

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

Family physicians perceived role in perinatal mental health: an integrative review (2018)
Journal Article
Noonan, M., Doody, O., Jomeen, J., O’Regan, A., & Galvin, R. (2018). Family physicians perceived role in perinatal mental health: an integrative review. BMC family practice, 19(1), doi:10.1186/s12875-018-0843-1

Background: Responding to and caring for women who experience mental health problems during the perinatal period, from pregnancy up to one year after birth, is complex and requires a multidisciplinary response. Family physicians are ideally placed... 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

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

Responsive versus scheduled feeding for preterm infants (2016)
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Watson, J., & McGuire, W. (2016). Responsive versus scheduled feeding for preterm infants. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2016(8), doi:10.1002/14651858.CD005255.pub5

Background Feeding preterm infants in response to their hunger and satiation cues (responsive, cue-based, or infant-led feeding) rather than at scheduled intervals might enhance infants' and parents' experience and satisfaction, help in the establish... Read More