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Talking about smoking cessation with post-natal women: Exploring midwives’ experiences

Reardon, Rhona and Grogan, Sarah (2019) Talking about smoking cessation with post-natal women: Exploring midwives’ experiences. British Journal of Midwifery. ISSN 0969-4900 (In Press)

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Abstract

This study explored midwives’ experiences of talking to post-natal women about smoking cessation. Face-to-face semi structured interviews were held with seven midwives based in the UK. Thematic analysis identified themes which provided understanding as to factors determining discussion of smoking cessation. Six themes were identified which were Post-natal Women Factors, Midwife Factors, Providing Information, Involving Others, Priorities, and Whole Family Approach. Implications for midwives working with post-natal women are discussed, including the need to increase the involvement of other healthcare professionals in supporting post-natal women to stop smoking.

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