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Top five reasons why midwives stay in the job

Five factors are cited as crucial for midwives’ job satisfaction. They include possibilities for development, role conflict resolution, and burnout avoidance, as a University of Gothenburg study shows. The study

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Giving birth at 40-plus is increasingly common

An increasing proportion of women aged 40 and over in Sweden and Denmark are giving birth. Nevertheless, over a recent 10-year period, the need for assisted reproduction for women over

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Widespread effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on maternal and newborn care in Europe

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to deficiencies and large inequalities in the care of mothers and newborns in Europe. This is shown by a study in which researchers from the

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New research on midwives’ work environment

Midwives report a considerably worse work environment, from several aspects, than people on the Swedish labor market in general. A stressfully high work pace, high emotional demands and low influence

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Infection with human papillomavirus linked to higher risk of preterm birth

Women carrying human papillomavirus (HPV) run an elevated risk of preterm birth, a University of Gothenburg study shows. A connection can be seen between the virus itself and the risk

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More support needed for induction at 41 weeks’ pregnancy

There is growing evidence that pregnant women who go beyond term, especially first time mothers and their infants, will benefit from induction of labour at 41 weeks, instead of expectant

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National Swedish study to examine Covid-19 impact on pregnancy

A new national study initiated from the University of Gothenburg, covering a majority of Sweden’s birth centres, is focusing on how Covid-19 affects pregnancy and fetal development. The COPE (Covid-19