Mother and Baby

Infant feeding; changing the conversation

Infant feeding; changing the conversation Francesca Entwistle – Midwife and Professional Advisor (Policy and Advocacy) to the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative Francesca Entwistle, Midwife, RCM member and professional advisor to the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative, explains how the Royal College of Midwives’ (RCM) recent position statement on infant feeding and the media response (RCM 2018) […]

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Why would you want to?

Why would you want to? Sarah Vilday – Third year student midwife Why would you want to? I’m constantly asked Is there something inherently Disgusting about my task? I say it’s a task, but that’s just not quite right What it is is a calling A bright shining light It’s not that I chose it […]

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The Gratitude Tin

The Gratitude Tin Ashley Stephenson – First Year Student Midwife at the University of Central Lancashire I’m 30 years old with a wonderfully, supportive family consisting of; my husband Mike and our two daughters Ruby (9) and Darcy (5). They have been my main inspiration throughout this year. Whenever university is getting tough or home […]

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Why Midwifery? Why Now?

Why Midwifery? Why Now? Chelsea Beckford-Procyk – Aspiring Student Midwife As an aspiring midwife, the most common questions I’ve been asked include is: “why do you want to be a midwife?” and “why now?” Here is my answer. I’m Chelsea, a 35 years old mother of 1. I recently received an unconditional offer to start […]

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The Voice of a Midwife Campaign

The Voice of a Midwife Campaign Chloe Mulholland – Doula and Antenatal Teacher A brand new campaign has been launched, with a vision to give midwives a desperately needed voice. In modern day culture, midwives find themselves between a rock and a hard place. We know that there are problems in our maternity care system […]

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‘New to the UK’

‘New to the UK’; A report from conference on the needs of immigrant, pregnant and migrant women held at Oxford Brookes University in November 2018 Carina Okiki – Student Midwife, Oxford Brookes University Catherine Williams – National Maternity Voices, also an NHS England regional Lay Member Lesley Page CBE This blog began as a conversation between […]

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Commonsense Childbirth

Commonsense Childbirth Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM, RM(UK) The JJ Way® is a comprehensive maternity care model that was designed by midwife Jennie Joseph, owner and executive director of Commonsense Childbirth Inc. to address healthcare disparities in maternal and child health, and perinatal outcomes in Orange County, Florida. The JJ Way® is implemented through the Easy […]

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The value of urinalysis – reviewing evidence and practice

The value of urinalysis – reviewing evidence and practice Anna Byrom – Senior lecturer UCLan and Editor TPM and Owner All4Maternity Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Background Urinalysis, previously known as uroscopy until the 17th century, began 6,000 years ago and was used as the primary diagnostic tool (Armstrong 2007). […]

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Trust me I’m a midwife: corporate sponsorship and midwifery

Trust me I’m a midwife: corporate sponsorship and midwifery Dr Lorna Davies – Associate Head of Midwifery at Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Pregnant women and new mothers are a lucrative market for the baby products industry and midwives are able to provide valuable access to […]

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Midwifery basics 7. Understanding the detrimental impact of industry upon women’s breastfeeding success 

Midwifery basics 7. Understanding the detrimental impact of industry upon women’s breastfeeding success  Dr Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Scenario  Your colleagues are attending a study day in London on maternal obesity during pregnancy. You are looking forward to the […]

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Home birth: can midwives and obstetricians work together to provide true choice and support?

Home birth: can midwives and obstetricians work together to provide true choice and support? Florence Wilcox – Consultant Obstetrician at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Jo Pitcher – Birth Centre Lead at  East Surrey Hospital; previously Home birth team Lead at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 2 March 2019 In this […]

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