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Title: An integrative literature review on midwives' perceptions on the facilitators and barriers of physiological birth
Authors: Wong, Cassandra YW
He, Hong-Gu
Shorey, Shefaly 
Koh, Serena SL 
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Nursing
barriers
facilitators
literature review
midwives
normal birth
physiological birth
LABOR
EXPERIENCES
CHILDBIRTH
MIDWIFERY
WOMEN
2ND-STAGE
PERSPECTIVE
SUPPORT
CARE
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2017
Publisher: WILEY
Citation: Wong, Cassandra YW, He, Hong-Gu, Shorey, Shefaly, Koh, Serena SL (2017-12-01). An integrative literature review on midwives' perceptions on the facilitators and barriers of physiological birth. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING PRACTICE 23 (6). ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12602
Abstract: Aim: To present a synthesis and summary of midwives' perceptions on the facilitators and barriers of physiological birth. Background: Medicalisation of birth has transformed and dictated how birthing should take place since the 20th century. Midwives' perceptions on their role within this medicalised environment have not been well documented. Design: An integrative literature review. Data sources and review methods: Primary research articles published in English from the period of 2004 to 2015 were included in this review. The Joanna Briggs Institute's critical appraisal forms were used to appraise the quality of the articles. Data were identified from CINAHL, PubMed, PsycINFO, ScienceDirect, and Scopus. Results: Eighteen articles were reviewed. Lack of knowledge due to inadequate training, existing obstetrician-led practices, and midwives' negative perceptions of physiological birth were identified as barriers in the literature. Facilitators like shared decision-making, women's preferences, teamwork, institutional support, and midwives' positive perceptions of physiological birth promoted physiological birth. Most of the studies were conducted in Western countries. Conclusion: Midwives face barriers and facilitators when promoting physiological birth during their clinical practise. Future studies exploring midwives' perceptions of physiological birth are needed, especially in Asia where cultural and organizational factors may differ from Western countries.
Source Title: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING PRACTICE
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/226898
ISSN: 1322-7114
1440-172X
DOI: 10.1111/ijn.12602
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