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Implementing continuity of midwife carer – just a friendly face? A realist evaluation

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McInnes, R. J., Aitken-Arbuckle, A., Lake, S., Hollins Martin, C., & MacArthur, J. (2020)
Implementing continuity of midwife carer – just a friendly face? A realist evaluation. BMC Health Services Research, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05159-9
Background Good quality midwifery care saves the lives of women and babies. Continuity of midwife carer (CMC), a key component of good quality midwifery care, results in bette...

Midwives’ views of changing to a Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) model in Scotland: a baseline survey

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Hollins Martin, C. J., MacArthur, J., Martin, C. R., & McInnes, R. J. (in press)
Midwives’ views of changing to a Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) model in Scotland: a baseline survey. Women and Birth, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.08.005
Background: There is good evidence that Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) is associated with improved clinical outcomes, greater maternal satisfaction, and improved work expe...

Women's views about a free breast pump service: an online survey to inform intervention development.

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McInnes, R. J., Gillespie, N., Crossland, N., Moran, V. H., & Hoddinott, P. (2019)
Women's views about a free breast pump service: an online survey to inform intervention development. Maternal and Child Nutrition, https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12745
Improving breastfeeding outcomes is a global priority, however, in the UK continuation of breastfeeding remains low. Growing empirical evidence suggests a free breast pump ser...

Midwifery continuity of carer: Developing a realist evaluation framework to evaluate the implementation of strategic change in Scotland

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McInnes, R. J., Martin, C. J. H., & MacArthur, J. (2018)
Midwifery continuity of carer: Developing a realist evaluation framework to evaluate the implementation of strategic change in Scotland. Midwifery, 66, 103-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.07.007
Midwifery continuity of carer (MCC) models result in better clinical outcomes for women and offer midwives a superior way of working when compared to other models of maternity...

Breast milk expression policies and practices in Scotland: a document analysis

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Gillespie, N., McInnes, R., Hoddinott, P., Elders, A., & Currie, S. (2018)
Breast milk expression policies and practices in Scotland: a document analysis. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 14(S2), https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12587

Breastfeeding initiation: an in-depth qualitative analysis of the perspectives of women and midwives using Social Cognitive Theory

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Edwards, M., Jepson, R., & McInnes, R. (2018)
Breastfeeding initiation: an in-depth qualitative analysis of the perspectives of women and midwives using Social Cognitive Theory. Midwifery, 57, 8-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.10.013
Objective To explore women's and midwives’ expectations, knowledge and experiences of breastfeeding initiation using Social Cognitive Theory. Design A qualitative study using ...

Buggy walking groups: An asset-based approach to health care

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McInnes, R. J., Dickson, C., & Barclay, C. (2017)
Buggy walking groups: An asset-based approach to health care. Journal of Health Visiting, 5(5), 236-243. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2017.5.5.236
Postnatal buggy walking is an accessible activity for new mothers, but there has been limited assessment of its impact on wellbeing in healthy postnatal populations or on comm...

The Effect of the More Active MuMs in Stirling Trial on Body Composition and Psychological Well-Being among Postnatal Women

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Lee, A. S., McInnes, R. J., Hughes, A. R., Guthrie, W., & Jepson, R. (2016)
The Effect of the More Active MuMs in Stirling Trial on Body Composition and Psychological Well-Being among Postnatal Women. Journal of Pregnancy, 2016, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/4183648
Introduction. Physical activity is important for health and well-being; however, rates of postnatal physical activity can be low. This paper reports the secondary outcomes of ...

The Infant Feeding Genogram: a tool for exploring family infant feeding history and identifying support needs

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Darwent, K. L., McInnes, R. J., & Swanson, V. (2016)
The Infant Feeding Genogram: a tool for exploring family infant feeding history and identifying support needs. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1107-5
Background: Family culture and beliefs are passed through the generations within families and influence what constitutes appropriate infant care. This includes infant feeding ...

Antenatal physical activity: a qualitative study exploring women’s experiences and the acceptability of antenatal walking groups

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Currie, S., Gray, C., Shepherd, A., & McInnes, R. J. (2016)
Antenatal physical activity: a qualitative study exploring women’s experiences and the acceptability of antenatal walking groups. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 16(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-0973-1
Background: Regular physical activity (PA) can be beneficial to pregnant women, however, many women do not adhere to current PA guidelines during the antenatal period. Patient...

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