Student Catchers

Student Catchers Emma Hill – 2ndyear student midwife Western Sydney University At its simplest the catching of babies is a pure gift.  Those amongst us who have stood in that space understand the power of birth.  We understand that in moment we have an opportunity. We have an opportunity to instil belief in the woman.  We are […]

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The Mentor – a student midwife reflection through Spoken Word

 By Hollie Johnstone      My name is Hollie, I’m 23, and I’m about to qualify as a midwife! After four years of hard work, sacrifices and perseverance, I’ve now done my last ever shift as a student. How exciting and terrifying is that….. Midwifery wasn’t a clear cut path for me despite the fact […]

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Midwifery basics; why do so many women struggle to breastfeed?

Midwifery basics 1. Why do so many women struggle to breastfeed? Exploring psychological, social and cultural influences on infant feeding decisions Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Public health messages encourage new mothers to breastfeed, but breastfeeding rates in many Western regions remain low. Given high maternal intentions to breastfeed, and […]

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#Tips4StudentMidwives

#Tips4StudentMidwives Ali Monaghan – Student Midwife University of West London Mhairi McLellan – Student Midwife at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen As we bid farewell and congratulate our previous Future Midwife team (Ali, Charlene and Ruth) who have recently qualified as midwives, we are very excited to introduce you to our shiny new collaborators @Alithemidwife and […]

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Is caseloading sustainable? 25-year history of caseloading at King’s College Hospital

Is caseloading sustainable? 25-year history of caseloading at King’s College Hospital Octavia Wiseman – Caseloading Midwife at King’s College Hospital and Research Fellow at City, University of London Sadie Holland – Caseloading Midwife at King’s College Hospital Caseload midwifery is defined as follows: When a midwife carries a caseload she is the primary provider of midwifery care (the […]

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Avoiding induction of labour for prolonged pregnancy; the evidence base for midwives’ advice to women in the north west of England

Avoiding induction of labour for prolonged pregnancy; the evidence base for midwives’ advice to women in the north west of England Katrina Rigby – Senior Research Midwife and Reproductive Health, Childbirth and Children’s Research Team Leader at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Soo Downe – Professor of Midwifery at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Current national guidelines […]

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How midwifery education in Cyprus has evolved; in response to the demands of a complex and changing world

How midwifery education in Cyprus has evolved; in response to the demands of a complex and changing world Eleni Hadjigeorgiou – Coordinator of MSc programme in Midwifery at Cyprus University of Technology Maria-Dolores Christofi – Expert scientist at Cyprus University of Technology Midwifery education faces rapid changes due to changing global healthcare arenas; this has created an urgent reform […]

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Rising from rubble and ash; midwives are #NotATarget

Rising from rubble and ash; midwives are not a target Pandora Hardtman RN, CNM, DNP, FACNM- Consultant Director of Clinical Midwifery Educational Programmes   “Midwifery is a humane profession – with all the meaning of humane! The midwife is the angel who guards the mother until she gives birth to a child peacefully. Every birth is […]

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Mentorship; the struggling student midwife and the importance of continuity of mentor

Mentorship; the struggling student midwife and the importance of continuity of mentor Michelle Tant – Midwife at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust and Breastfeeding Counsellor The concerns experienced by midwives supporting struggling student midwives are varied and can range from a lack of preparation for the mentorship role to a fear of having to fail […]

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