Aims & scope:

The Journal of Midwifery & Reproductive health (JMRH) is a peer-reviewed free open access quarterly journal of Nursing & Midwifery School, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. This professional journal provides a venue for the publication of research relevant to midwifery and reproductive health practice by specialists and researchers in various disciplines including midwifery, reproductive health, maternal and child health, obstetrics and gynecology, sexual health promotion, women's health and nursing. It publishes quantitative and qualitative original articles, review articles, short communications, case reports and letters to the editor in a broad range of clinical and interdisciplinary topics including sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, safe pregnancy and normal childbirth, adolescent health, family planning, menopause, screening of gynecological cancers, infertility holistic care, women's mental health, psychosocial and ethical aspects of women’s health, counseling and educational interventions in reproductive health and midwifery, women’s empowerment and reproductive rights.

Peer Review Policy:

All submitted research articles to this journal will be undergoing rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous reviewing by independent reviewers.

 Accreditation for Articles Published In JMRH

The Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health (JMRH) announces that it has been accredited by the Iranian Medical Journal Accreditation Commission at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education as a “Research-Scientific Journal”. All the articles published in the journal will receive the research scores for academic promotions.  Click here to view the accreditation letter

JMRH also is indexed in different databases including CINAHL, EBSCO, Google Scholar, IMEMR, ISC, SID, DOAJ, EMBASE, Magiran and Iranmedex. The process of indexing JMRH in some other databases such as Scopus and PubMed is ongoing.

We invite all academics, researchers and students to submit their prestigious articles pertinent to the aim and scope of the journal to be reviewed in the shortest period of time.


Dear authors, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, JMRH would welcome submission of manuscripts on COVID-19 and try to accelerate their review process. We are eagerly looking forward to receive your valuable manuscripts. 


Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, October 2020, Pages 2383-2517 

Review Article

2. Scope of Practice of Forensic Midwifery: An Integrative Review

Pages 2385-2395

Ziba Taghizadeh; Khadijeh Azimi; Masoud Ghadipasha; Asieh Jafari; Maryam Pourbakhtiar

Original Research Article

3. The Effects of Recove Ointment on Wound Healing in Mothers Susceptible to Cesarean Section Infection

Pages 2396-2403

Poopak Karimi Yekta; Main Tafazolim; Hasan Rakhshandeh; Habibollah Esmaeili; Masoumeh Mirtaymori

4. An Account of Iranian Pregnant Women’ Experiences of Spousal Role: An Ethnophenomenological Exploration

Pages 2404-2418

Fatemeh Erfanian Arghavanian; Abbas Heydari; Mohsen Noghani Dokht Bahmani; Robab Latifnejad Roudsari

6. Comparing the Childbearing Motivations of Fertile and Infertile Women in Mashhad, Iran

Pages 2429-2436

Fatemeh Ahmadi Rezamahaleh; Talat Khadivzadeh; Mohsen Asghari Nekah

7. Reproductive Health Experiences of Syrian Refugees Residing in Jordan

Pages 2437-2446

Malena Price; Reema Safadi; Dennis Clements

8. A paradox: Midwives’ Experiences of Attending a Birth Resulting in Maternal Death in a Ghanaian Context

Pages 2447-2455

Susanna Aba Abraham; Gifty Osei Berchie; Andrew Adjei Druye; Charles Agyemang Prempeh; Christiana Okantey; Kweku Agyei Ayensu

9. Comparison of Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes in Frozen and Fresh Embryo Transfer in ART Cycles: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Pages 2456-2462

Mahsomeh Hajishafiha; Tahere Behrouzi lak; Vahideh Nobakht; Nahid Sadegh Asadi; Sima Oshnouei; Fedyeh Haghollahi

11. Determinants of Employed Women’s Attitude towards Childbearing

Pages 2472-2477

Farnosh Davoudi; Neda Soleimanvandy Azar; Habibeh Ezoji; Khadijeh Ezoji

12. Comparing the Effect of Cimifugol and Salvigol on Night Sweats in Postmenopausal Women: A Single-blind Clinical Trial

Pages 2478-2485

Arezoo Shayan; Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi; Farzaneh Soltani; Roya Ahmadi Nia Tabesh; Shirin Morakhani; Maryam Farhadian; Reyhaneh Ebrahimi

15. Determinants of Colostrum Avoidance among Postpartum Mothers in North West Ethiopia

Pages 2504-2511

Dagne Addisu; Abenezer Melkie; Minale Bezie; Getnet Gedefaw

Case Report

16. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome after Cesarean Section: A Case Report

Pages 2512-2517

Nazanin Beheshtian; Samaneh Akbarzadeh; Bita Zargaran; Helena Azimi; Amir Hossain Jafarian; Zohreh Yousefi; Akram Khalaati

Publication Information


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