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The validation of the brief COPE in a Belgian perinatal population

Journal Article
van Gils, Y., Bleijenbergh, R., Brosens, C., Van den Branden, L., Rimaux, S., & Kuipers, Y. J. (in press)
The validation of the brief COPE in a Belgian perinatal population. Maternal and Child Health Journal, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-022-03476-5
Introduction: The Brief Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (Brief-COPE) measures individuals’ coping strategies. There is limited evidence on the psychometric properti...

Developing a woman‐centered, inclusive definition of positive childbirth experiences: A discussion paper

Journal Article
Leinweber, J., Fontein‐Kuipers, Y., Karlsdottir, S. I., Ekström‐Bergström, A., Nilsson, C., Stramrood, C., & Thomson, G. (in press)
Developing a woman‐centered, inclusive definition of positive childbirth experiences: A discussion paper. Birth, https://doi.org/10.1111/birt.12666
Introduction: A positive childbirth experience promotes women’s health, both during and beyond the perinatal period. Understanding what constitutes a positive childbirth exper...

Psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presentation / Conference
Kuipers, Y., & Mestdagh, E. (2022, May)
Psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Paper presented at NJF Congress 2022, Helsinki, Finland
Background The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to influence psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women. Methods We conducted a non-concurrent cross-sectional study amo...

The social conception of space of birth narrated by women with negative and traumatic birth experiences

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y. J., Thomson, G., Goberna-Tricas, J., Zurera, A., Hresanová, E., Temesgenová, N., …Leinweber, J. (in press)
The social conception of space of birth narrated by women with negative and traumatic birth experiences. Women and Birth, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2022.04.013
Background: Many women experience giving birth as a negative or even as a traumatic event. Birth space and its occupants are fundamentally interconnected with negative and tra...

Midwifery-led care: A single mixed-methods synthesis

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y., Degraeve, J., Bosmans, V., Thaels, E., & Mestdagh, E. (in press)
Midwifery-led care: A single mixed-methods synthesis. International Journal of Healthcare Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/20479700.2022.2070824
Background: Midwifery Led Care (MLC) has shown to be beneficial for women and for midwives. The implementation of MLC remains challenging. Objective: To explore the utility ...

The intervening effect of the What Being the Parent of a New Baby is Like-Revised questionnaire on maternal affect

Journal Article
Van Beeck, E., Pridham, K. F., & Kuipers, Y. (2022)
The intervening effect of the What Being the Parent of a New Baby is Like-Revised questionnaire on maternal affect. Research Ethics, 18(3), 250-262. https://doi.org/10.1177/17470161221094929
The 'What Being the Parent of a New Baby is Like-Revised' (WPL-R) is an instrument designed to measure adaptation to parenthood. In the process of pilot testing and validating...

Psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y. J., Bleijenbergh, R., Van den Branden, L., van Gils, Y., Rimaux, S., Brosens, C., …Mestdagh, E. (2022)
Psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic. PLOS ONE, 17(4), Article e0267042. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0267042
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to influence psychological health of pregnant and postpartum women. Methods: We conducted a non-concurrent cross-sectional study a...

Developing a woman‐centered, inclusive definition of traumatic childbirth experiences: A discussion paper

Journal Article
Leinweber, J., Fontein‐Kuipers, Y., Thomson, G., Karlsdottir, S. I., Nilsson, C., Ekström‐Bergström, A., …Stramrood, C. (in press)
Developing a woman‐centered, inclusive definition of traumatic childbirth experiences: A discussion paper. Birth, https://doi.org/10.1111/birt.12634
Introduction: Many women experience giving birth as traumatic. Although women's subjective experiences of trauma are considered the most important, currently there is no clear...

Severe Mental Illness and Pregnancy Outcomes in Australia. A Population-Based Study of 595 792 Singleton Births 2009-2016

Journal Article
Edvardsson, K., Hughes, E., Copnell, B., Mogren, I., Vicendese, D., & Gray, R. (2022)
Severe Mental Illness and Pregnancy Outcomes in Australia. A Population-Based Study of 595 792 Singleton Births 2009-2016. PLOS ONE, 17(2), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0264512
Background Women with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) may have more complex pregnancies and pregnancy outcomes that require different care and management, but this has not been ex...

Predictors associated with low-risk women's pre-labour intention for intrapartum pain relief: a cross-sectional study

Journal Article
Kuipers, Y. J., & van Beeck, E. (2022)
Predictors associated with low-risk women's pre-labour intention for intrapartum pain relief: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 4, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnsa.2022.100070
Background: Pregnant women have preferences about how they intend to manage labour pain. Unmet intentions can result in negative emotions and/or birth experiences. Objectiv...
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Translating informed consent in Scottish maternity services

2022 - 2022
This project examines informed consent during pregnancy, labour and birth in the case of parents with limited English-proficiency (LEP) in Scotland (e.g. refugees and asylum seekers who have recently ...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £500

'Witches' stories: persecuted for helping others: documentary analysis of early midwives and nurses as reported within the Scottish Witchcraft Survey database

2021 - 2021
Aim: to investigate accounts of nurses/healers and midwives accused/persecuted as 'witches'. Methods: Documentary analysis of the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft online database of those 'witches' cate...
Funder: Royal College of Nursing Foundation | Value: £7,114

The Bassett Scholarship for improving midwifery perinatal bereavement care in Lothian

2020 - 2023
This proposal will provide a midwife interested in the area of bereavement the opportunity to undertake a PhD over a 3 year period. This undertaking will develop skills and understanding of midwives w...
Funder: NHS Lothian | Value: £66,295

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) post perinatal loss: investigating final details for pilot trial and feasibility study

2019 - 2019
Approximately 3,500 women in the UK experience the trauma of perinatal loss each year. Up to 39% go on to develop perinatal PTSD. There is no effective treatment for these women, but EMDR is effective...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £33,319

An evaluation of the Care 24 service

2018 - 2022
The overall aim of the evaluation is to explore the experience and assess how successfully the Care 24 service meets the intended aims of the service initiative from the perspectives of families who h...
Funder: NHS Lothian | Value: £43,255

NIHR global group: reducing childhood mortality through prevention of preterm birth mortality and morbidity and stillbirth.

2018 - 2021
Our NIHR global health research group will develop and implement clinical strategies to reduce preterm birth and stillbirth related morbidity and mortality, and provide a platform for future clinical ...
Funder: National Institute for Health Research | Value: £20,564

Scoping exercise to inform the development of an education strategy for the Children’s Hospice Across Scotland (CHAS)

2017 - 2019
The aim of the scoping exercise is to inform the development of an education strategy for CHAS relating to the delivery of palliative care for babies, children and young people (BCYP) and their famili...
Funder: Children's Hospice Association Scotland | Value: £23,203

Breastfeeding and breast pumps - project development

2017 - 2019
Improving breastfeeding outcomes is an international and national priority for infant and maternal health. However, breastfeeding rates in Scotland are amongst the lowest in Europe and the duration o...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £73,971

Breastfeeding and Breast pumps Interventions - workshops

2017 - 2018
This funding is for collaborative workshops to develop data collection tools and intervention components to inform a definitive trial of a breast pump intervention. It is part of the BABI study funded...
Funder: NHS Health Scotland | Value: £3,040

Breast pumps survey analysis

2017 - 2018
The aim of this study is to analyse free text data generated via an online survey with mothers. The survey elicited opinions on the provision of a free breast pump or breast pump hire service for brea...
Funder: NHS Health Scotland | Value: £9,221