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Are doulas working as lone wolves or as part of the pack?

Are doulas working as lone wolves or as part of the pack? Nikki Mather – Birth & Postnatal Doula and Infant Feeding Support Specialist With almost 800 independent doulas who are members of Doula UK, and more across the UK who choose not to be members, there really is a doula for everyone. Professional and personalised […]

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The Holy Grail: autonomous practice and woman-centred care 

The Holy Grail: autonomous practice and woman-centred care  Catja Ko – Third year Midwifery Student at King’s College London Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 5 Studying midwifery is intense, and as a student midwife I find it quite challenging to constantly absorb theory, guidelines and protocols while learning new skills. It is hard to imagine that […]

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The medicalisation of women’s bodies

The medicalisation of women’s bodies Claire Feeley – Midwife and PhD Candidate at University of Central Lancashire Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 5 This article provides a brief overview of the historical, sociocultural issues regarding the of women’s childbearing bodies. Exploring both sides of the feminist debate, a humanised approach to childbearing is […]

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Supporting women in labour have we lost the skill? personal reflection

Supporting women in labour have we lost the skill? personal reflection Carla Jayne Ball – Senior Midwifery Lecturer and Course Coordinator (three-year Midwifery programme) at University of Bedfordshire Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 5 As an experienced midwife, I have for many years supported women during labour and birth, in settings from the calm ambience […]

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The feminist sage femme: linking theory and practice through feminism

The feminist sage femme: linking theory and practice through feminism Neesha Ridley – Senior Lecturer at University of Central Lancashire Rebekah McCrimmon – Lecturer at University of Central Lancashire Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 5 Feminism can often be associated with radical and hostile views, but the heart of feminism is about achieving equal rights for […]

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Counting the cost of CMV

Counting the cost of CMV The personal and economic impact of  congenital cytomegalovirus Sharon Wood – Project Manager at CMV Action Published on The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 5 Every day in the UK, two-three newborn babies will be affected by cytomegalovirus (CMV) (almost 1,000 babies every year). The consequences of contracting CMV infection during pregnancy, known […]

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‘Babies just popping out all over the place’: an exploratory, theory-testing analysis of television birth narratives 

‘Babies just popping out all over the place’: an exploratory, theory-testing analysis of television birth narratives  Dr Alys Einion – Associate Professor of Midwifery at Swansea University Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 5 The Evidence series attempts to make research practices and findings accessible to midwives. In this article, Alys Einion describes a scoping study […]

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DoctorSHARE and One4One in Indonesia

DoctorSHARE and One4One in Indonesia Georgia Wood – Midwife After working as a midwife for a year following qualification, I moved to Indonesia with my partner’s work. I knew I would not be able to work clinically as a midwife however there is so much more to midwifery than hands on clinical work. I have […]

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Support for midwives with infertility and having fertility treatments

Support for midwives with infertility and having fertility treatments Katie Eaves – Senior Midwife at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust I’m really pleased to introduce you to Katie, a midwife passionate about IVF. Katie shares a blog about her personal experiences and the impact of infertility on her professional role. She now runs study days to share […]

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