Esther Crespo trained as a midwife in London and is a practising midwife in a labour ward, in the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain. In 2015 she completed a PhD on the topic of midwifery and couples' experiences of pregnancy, labour and postpartum after assisted reproduction.
The overall objective of this ethnographic study, which was conducted in Barcelona, was to identify the perceptions of pregnant women, their partners and health professionals after successful fertility treatments. The research aimed to explore the effects of successful assisted reproduction on beliefs and practices of kinship in pregnancy and parenthood. Esther used participant observation and interviews with women, their partners and health professionals.
Esther is visiting UCLH during a travel scholarship to London in July 2016 so we are delighted to have the opportunity of hearing about her research.
When & Where
Centre for Nurse & Midwife led Research
The CNMR brings together UCLH and UCL to support and enable nurses and midwives in developing world-class quality of care research. It is located in, and funded by, the UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre.
The CNMR aims to establish a formal Clinical Academic Pathway to develop clinical and academic research leadership for nurses and midwives at UCLH and UCL. It includes a resource centre to facilitate all nurses and midwives employed by UCLH and UCL wishing to engage in developing evidence-based practice.
The CNMR seeks to encourage a process of individual and institutional development that will lead to higher levels of skills and greater ability to perform useful research in partnership with patients, academics and clinicians.