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Midwives caring for asylum-seeking women: research findings

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Midwives caring for asylum-seeking women: research findings Over the past decade, the numbers of women seeking asylum in the United Kingdom (UK) and requiring midwifery care have increased significantly (Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2012). This article describes findings from a small study that explored the experiences of […]

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Examination of the Newborn: The Key Skills – Part 1. The eye

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Examination of the Newborn: The Key Skills – Part 1. The eye Midwives are increasingly performing the examination of the newborn. In the first of a four-part series, this article considers the importance of the eye examination in the screening process. The significance of history taking, knowledge of […]

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Baby Friendly News: All the evidence in one place

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Baby Friendly News: All the evidence in one place The ‘Evidence and rationale for the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative standards’ is a freely-available publication that brings together all the evidence behind the Initiative’s new standards around breastfeeding and relationship-building. It includes forewords by health ministers from all […]

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Aiming for equal access to maternity care for all

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Aiming for equal access to maternity care for all The guidance ‘Pregnancy and complex social factors’ (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2010) outlines that women with complex social factors are likely to have particular needs and may be faced with barriers to accessing care. This […]

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Women’s engagement with mobile device applications in pregnancy and childbirth

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Women’s engagement with mobile device applications in pregnancy and childbirth Childbearing women are increasingly engaging with social media and technology. The use of apps for pregnancy and childbirth advice is a new approach to maternity provision, and has potential to impact upon midwifery. Apps are ideally placed to […]

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Articles - Basics

Midwifery Basics: Midwifery supervision: 4. Clinical governance

MIDWIFERY BASICS Mentoring Midwifery supervision: 4. Clinical governance Midwifery supervision is the 13th series of ‘Midwifery basics’ targeted at practising midwives. The aim of these articles is to provide information to raise awareness of the impact of the work of midwives on women’s experience, and encourage midwives to seek further information through a series of […]

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Why caring counts

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Why caring counts This article introduces the ‘compassionate focused’ approach to midwifery (Gilbert 2009) and outlines its relevance to midwifery. This psychological model provides us with a theoretical and research basis to underpin what we already know at an intuitive level – that when you show care and […]

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Cochrane Corner: Multiple-micronutrient supplementation for women during pregnancy

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Cochrane Corner: Multiple-micronutrient supplementation for women during pregnancy The aim of this bi-monthly column is to highlight Cochrane Systematic Reviews of relevance to pregnancy and childbirth and to stimulate discussion on the relevance and implications of the review for practice. The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organisation that […]

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Doing our best for women seeking asylum

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Doing our best for women seeking asylum The 1999 Asylum and Immigration Act has had a great impact on the lives of pregnant asylum seekers and their ability to access good maternity care by dispersing them at will throughout the country to prevent destitution. Midwives in this country […]

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