The effect that internet use in pregnancy has on the relationship between a pregnant woman and her midwife has been hotly debated through the various outcomes of different studies. As this relationship must be deeply personal in order for trust between the two women to flourish, I personally believe that qualitative studies would be far more accurate in conveying the depth of such a relationship, as well as painting a more elaborate picture of the factors that affect it. However, the majority of studies based on the topic that have been conducted in the UK so far are surprisingly quantitative (Declarq et al. 2006; Llarson 2009; Lagan et al. 2010; Lagan et al. 2011; Lima Pereira et al. 2012), according to Weston and Anderson (2014).Read More »
Hello, my name is Grace G and I will be one of the contributors to this blog. I am a seventeen-year-old A level student who hopes to study biomedicine at university in the near future as I hope to have a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Currently, I am studying Biology, chemistry, Geology and Maths. For a long time, I have had an interest in human health (some of my favourites being genomics, immunology and virology) and taking part in research has long since been something I’ve wished to take part in.
How has the public’s perception of midwives changed over the last couple of decades, and how has this change been reflected in social media? This is one of many questions I anticipate answering during the Media and Midwifery research project being conducted at Bournemouth University- a project which I wanted to join as a research assistant to contribute towards filling a void caused by a lack of previous research surrounding the link between specifically social media and childbirth.Read More »