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  • Association of psychosocial–spiritual experiences around childbirth and subsequent perinatal mental health outcomes: an integrated review. 

    Crowther, Susan; Stephen, Audrey I.; Hall, Jenny (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2019.1616680, 2019-05-22)
    CROWTHER, S., STEPHEN, A. and HALL, J. 2019. Association of psychosocial–spiritual experiences around childbirth and subsequent perinatal mental health outcomes: an integrated review. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2019.1616680
    Background: Perinatal mental health is a concern for women, families, communities and maternity care providers internationally. However, there is little understanding of poor perinatal maternal mental health and association ...
  • Childbirth as sacred celebration. 

    Crowther, Susan (Routledge https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315389639, 2017-09-13)
    CROWTHER, S. 2017. Childbirth as sacred celebration. In Crowther, S. and Hall, J. (eds.) Spirituality and childbirth: meaning and care at the start of life. London: Routledge [online], chapter 2. Available from: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315389639
    This chapter explores how childbirth is spiritually experienced and meaningful within society revealing how childbirth has purpose both individually and collectively. The discourse and mood around childbirth internationally ...
  • Crafting stories in hermeneutic phenomenology research: a methodological device. 

    Crowther, Susan; Ironside, Pam; Spence, Deb; Smythe, Liz (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316656161, 2016-06-26)
    CROWTHER, S., IRONSIDE, P., SPENCE, D. and SMYTHE, L. 2017. Crafting stories in hermeneutic phenomenology research: a methodological device. Qualitative health research [online], 27(6), pages 826-835. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732316656161
    Hermeneutic phenomenology, as a methodology, is not fixed. Inherent in its enactment are contested areas of practice such as how interview data are used and reported. Using philosophical notions drawn from hermeneutic ...
  • An existential and spiritual discussion about childbirth: contrasting spirituality at the beginning and end of life. 

    Wojtkowiak, Joanna; Crowther, Susan (APA https://doi.org/10.1037/scp0000188, 2018-12-31)
    WOJTKOWIAK, J. and CROWTHER, S. 2018. An existential and spiritual discussion about childbirth: contrasting spirituality at the beginning and end of life. Spirituality in clinical practice [online], 5(4), pages 261-272. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1037/scp0000188
    Birth and death are both fundamental human experiences. The end of life has been a major topic in philosophical, psychological, and sociological debates. Meanwhile, the beginning of life seems to be ignored in discussions ...
  • Generosity of spirit sustains caseloading Lead Maternity Carer midwives in New Zealand. 

    Hunter, Marion; Crowther, Susan; McAra-Couper, Judith; Gilkison, Andrea; MacGregor, Debbie; Gunn, Jackie (New Zealand College of Midwives https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl52.2016.8.50-55, 2016-11-30)
    HUNTER, M., CROWTHER, S., MCARA-COUPER, J., GILKISON, A., MACGREGOR, D. and GUNN, J. 2016. Generosity of spirit sustains caseloading Lead Maternity Carer midwives in New Zealand. New Zealand College of Midwives journal [online], 52, pages 50-55. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl52.2016.8.50-55
    Background: This article is the third in a series reporting on original research exploring the sustainability of Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) midwifery. Previous publications have described sustainable practice arrangements ...
  • Health policy and its unintended consequences for midwife-woman partnerships: is normal pregnancy at risk when the BMI measure is used? 

    Knox, Susan; Crowther, Susan; McAra-Couper, Judith; Gilkison, Andrea (New Zealand College of Midwives https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl54.2018.4.30-37, 2018-10-04)
    KNOX, S., CROWTHER, S., MCARA-COUPER, J. and GILKISON, A. 2018. Health policy and its unintended consequences for midwife-woman partnerships: is normal pregnancy at risk when the BMI measure is used? New Zealand College of Midwives journal [online], 54, pages 30-37. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl54.2018.4.30-37
    Background: Little attention has been paid to understanding the unintended consequences of health policy for midwife-woman partnerships. The measure of Body Mass Index (BMI) is one such policy example which has become ...
  • Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study. 

    Crowther, Susan; Deery, Ruth; Daellenbach, Rea; Davies, Lorna; Gilkison, Andrea; Kensington, Mary; Rankin, Jean (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.004 https://www.womenandbirth.org/article/S1871-5192(17)30321-9/fulltext, 2018-09-07)
    CROWTHER, S., DEERY, R., DAELLENBACH, R., DAVIES, L., GILKISON, A., KENSINGTON, M. and RANKIN, J. 2018. Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: a multicentre study. Women and birth [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.004
    Background: Globally there are challenges meeting the recruitment and retention needs for rural midwifery. Rural practice is not usually recognised as important and feelings of marginalisation amongst this workforce are ...
  • 'Living the rural experience-preparation for practice': the future proofing of sustainable rural midwifery practice through midwifery education. 

    Kensington, Mary; Rankin, Jean; Gilkison, Andrea; Daellenbach, Rea; Crowther, Susan; Deery, Ruth; Davies, Lorna (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2018.06.001, 2018-06-05)
    KENSINGTON, M., RANKIN, J., GILKISON, A., DAELLENBACH, R., CROWTHER, S., DEERY, R. and DAVIES, L. 2018. 'Living the rural experience-preparation for practice': the future proofing of sustainable rural midwifery practice through midwifery education. Nurse education in practice [online], 31, pages 143-150. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2018.06.001
    Rural practice presents unique challenges and skill requirements for midwives. New Zealand and Scotland face similar challenges in sustaining a rural midwifery workforce. This paper draws from an international multi-centre ...
  • Midwifing the notion of a 'good' birth: a philosophical analysis. 

    Smythe, Liz; Hunter, Marion; Gunn, Jackie; Crowther, Susan; McAra-Couper, Judith; Wilson, Sally; Payne, Deborah (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.03.012, 2016-04-01)
    SMYTHE, E., HUNTER, M., GUNN, J., CROWTHER, S., MCARA-COUPER, J., WILSON, S. and PAYNE, D. 2016. Midwifing the notion of a 'good' birth: a philosophical analysis. Midwifery [online], 37, pages 25-31. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.03.012.
    Objective: to ponder afresh what makes a good birth experience in a listening manner. Design: a hermeneutic approach that first explores the nature of how to listen to a story that is already familiar to us and then draws ...
  • Migrant Polish women overcoming communication challenges in Scottish maternity services: a qualitative descriptive study. 

    Crowther, Susan; Lau, Annie (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.02.004, 2019-02-07)
    CROWTHER, S. and LAU, A. 2019. Migrant Polish women overcoming communication challenges in Scottish maternity services: a qualitative descriptive study. Midwifery [online], 72, pages 30-38. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.02.004
    Background: Migrant women are more likely to experience sub-optimal maternity outcomes and are often described in a problematised way. Communication is crucial in maternity and can be compromised if the language of that ...
  • Open, trusting relationships underpin safety in rural maternity a hermeneutic phenomenology study. 

    Crowther, Susan; Smythe, Liz (BioMed Central https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1164-9, 2016-11-24)
    CROWTHER, S. and SMYTHE, E. 2016. Open, trusting relationships underpin safety in rural maternity a hermeneutic phenomenology study. BMC Pregnancy and childbirth [online], 16:370. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1164-9
    Background: There are interwoven personal, professional and organisational relationships to be navigated in maternity in all regions. In rural regions relationships are integral to safe maternity care. Yet there is a paucity ...
  • Policy, evidence and practice for post-birth care plans: a scoping review. 

    Crowther, Susan; MacIver, Emma; Lau, Annie (Springer https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2274-y, 2019-04-25)
    CROWTHER, S., MACIVER, E. and LAU, A. 2019. Policy, evidence and practice for post-birth care plans: a scoping review. BMC pregnancy and childbirth [online], 19, article ID 137. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2274-y
    Background: Postnatal care continually attracts less attention than other parts of the childbirth year. Many regions consistently report poor maternal satisfaction with care in the post-birth period. Despite policy ...
  • Providing rural and remote rural midwifery care: an 'expensive hobby'. 

    Crowther, Susan (New Zealand College of Midwives https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl52.2016.4.26-34, 2016-05-31)
    CROWTHER, S. 2016. Providing rural and remote rural midwifery care: an 'expensive hobby'. New Zealand College of Midwives' journal [online], 52, pages 26-34. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12784/nzcomjnl52.2016.4.26-34
    Background: Providing midwifery care in rural and remote rural regions can be challenging in many ways. This includes financial arrangements for midwives in New Zealand. This paper draws from a larger study exploring the ...
  • Resilience and sustainability amongst maternity care providers. 

    Crowther, Susan (Routledge https://www.routledge.com/Psychosocial-Resilience-and-Risk-in-the-Perinatal-Period-Implications/Thomson-Schmied/p/book/9781138101586, 2017-06-13)
    CROWTHER, S. 2017. Resilience and sustainability amongst maternity care providers. In Thomson, G. and Schmied, V. (eds.) Psychosocial resilience and risk in the perinatal period: implications and guidance for professionals. London: Routledge [online], chapter 13, pages 185-200. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/Psychosocial-Resilience-and-Risk-in-the-Perinatal-Period-Implications/Thomson-Schmied/p/book/9781138101586
    This chapter looks at maternity care providers who provide care in this social, political and emotional milieu on a daily basis. The emotional work of maternity care provision cannot be underestimated. Contemporary maternity ...
  • Service evaluation of relaxation workshops for pregnant women. 

    Tabib, Mo; Crowther, Susan (Springer Publishing Company https://doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.27.1.10, 2018-03-31)
    TABIB, M. and CROWTHER, S. 2018. Service evaluation of relaxation workshops for pregnant women. Journal of perinatal education [online], 27(1), pages 10-19. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.27.1.10
    This article reports a service evaluation of 'antenatal education on physiology of childbirth and relaxation'. A service evaluation was carried out during group class discussion, immediately after the workshops, and following ...
  • The significance of interfamilial relationships on birth preparedness and complication readiness in Pakistan. 

    Ghani, Usman; Crowther, Susan; Kamal, Yasir; Wahab, Muhammad (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.03.005, 2018-03-30)
    GHANI, U., CROWTHER, S., KAMAL, Y. and WAHAB, M. 2018. The significance of interfamilial relationships on birth preparedness and complication readiness in Pakistan. Women and birth [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.03.005
    Background: - In the interests of improving maternal health care and survival, the issue of birth preparedness and complication readiness has been much debated and has remained a priority for the international health ...
  • Support for healthy breastfeeding mothers with healthy term babies. 

    McFadden, Alison; Gavine, Anna; Renfrew, Mary J.; Wade, Angela; Buchanan, Phyll; Taylor, Jane L.; Veitch, Emma; Rennie, Anne Marie; Crowther, Susan; Neiman, Sara; MacGillivray, Stephen (Cochrane Collaboration https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001141.pub5, 2017-02-28)
    MCFADDEN, A., GAVINE, A., RENFREW, M.J., WADE, A., BUCHANAN, P., TAYLOR, J.L., VEITCH, E., RENNIE, A.M., CROWTHER, S.A., NEIMAN, S. and MACGILLIVRAY, S. 2017. Support for healthy breastfeeding mothers with healthy term babies. Cochrane database of systematic reviews [online], Issue 2, article number CD001141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001141.pub5
    Background There is extensive evidence of important health risks for infants and mothers related to not breastfeeding. In 2003, the World Health Organization recommended that infants be breastfed exclusively until six ...
  • Sustainability and resilience in midwifery: a discussion paper. 

    Crowther, Susan; Hunter, Billie; McAra-Couper, Judith; Warren, Lucie; Gilkison, Andrea; Hunter, Marion; Fielder, Anna; Kirkham, Mavis (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.06.005, 2016-06-08)
    CROWTHER, S., HUNTER, B., MCARA-COUPER, J., WARREN, L., GILKISON, A., HUNTER, M., FIELDER, A. and KIRKHAM, M. 2016. Sustainability and resilience in midwifery: a discussion paper. Midwifery [online], 40, pages 40-48. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.06.005
    Sustainability and resilience are concepts which have recently come into use in the midwifery workforce literature (Wakelin & Skinner, 2007; Sullivan, Lock & Homer, 2011, Yoshida & Sandall, 2013). These notions have appeared ...
  • Unsettling moods in rural midwifery practice. 

    Crowther, Susan; Smythe, Liz; Spence, Deb (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.06.019, 2017-07-18)
    CROWTHER, S., SMYTHE, L. and SPENCE, D. 2018. Unsettling moods in rural midwifery practice. Women and birth [online], 31(1), pages e59-e66. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2017.06.019
    Background: Rural midwifery and maternity care is vulnerable due to geographical isolation, staffing recruitment and retention. Highlighting the concerns within rural midwifery is important for safe sustainable service ...
  • Who's afraid of working as a continuity of carer midwife? 

    Crowther, Susan (Medical Education Solutions http://www.practisingmidwife.co.uk/tpmindex.php?p1=articles&p2=1997, 2017-05-01)
    CROWTHER, S. 2017. Who's afraid of working as a continuity of carer midwife? The practising midwife [online], 20(5). Available from: http://www.practisingmidwife.co.uk/tpmindex.php?p1=articles&p2=1997
    Midwifery continuity of carer (MCoCr) dominates conversations around midwifery. We are told that women want it, evidence supports it and policy is telling us to get on with it. Yet for many midwives, the introduction of ...