Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-06-19
Received: 1 December 2017
Accepted: 14 May 2018
First Online: 19 June 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval was gained from the Women and Newborn Ethics Committee (Approval Number 2016103QK) at the study centre. Returning a completed questionnaire was deemed implied consent. An item was also included at the end of the questionnaire inviting midwives to participate in a focus group to discuss their experiences around immersion in water for labour or birth. Prior to commencing the focus group midwives were reminded that their privacy would be maintained by issuing each of them a unique identifier; the discussions linked to an individual’s identity should ‘remain in the room’; and that the focus group would be audio recorded. All midwives verbally consented to these conditions.
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