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Managing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Maternity Care

A recent safeguarding update at work inspired me to write this blog about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and the importance of a multi professional ‘ACE informed approach’ to care. The ACE Study was one of the largest investigations into childhood maltreatment and its later effects on health and well-being (Felitti et al., 1998). The study ...
By Hannah Tizard | 1st April 2018 | Maternity Media Hotspot

Hyperemesis Gravidarium; a stressful life event & salutogenic midwifery management

Hyperemesis Gravidarum or severe nausea and vomiting of pregnancy impacts on women’s physical, social, psychological and consequently fetal wellbeing and often necessitates regular hospital admissions and consultant led care (McCarthy et al., 2011; Fletcher et al., 2015). ‘Sense of Coherence’ relates to how people cope with stressful life events; those who interpret life as manageable, ...
By Hannah Tizard | 1st February 2018 | Maternity Media Hotspot

Starting an initiative; #MaternityLeader case study

Hello all, Happy New Year! A new year often represents a new start and so I thought I’d follow The Practising Midwife’s theme of ‘Bright Beginnings’ with a blog about how to run and launch a social media campaign to help anyone interested in starting a new initiative this New Year. I’m going to use ...
By Hannah Tizard | 31st December 2017 | Maternity Media Hotspot

Access to digital information, social artifice and choice

Changing attitudes and actions around women’s health, childbirth and gender equality are being powerfully supported by technology engaging mass communication. Social media are helping to raise awareness and encourage discussion by breaking down barriers of distance and geography. But sometimes, too much information – especially if it is inaccurate or of poor quality – can pose a challenge for women and families and ...
By Hannah Tizard | 1st December 2017 | Maternity Media Hotspot

Technology and empowerment

Welcome to the Maternity Media Hotspot, a resource media space focused on providing you with access to new and existing content published online, including posters, infographics, videos and animations relating to midwifery, maternity, obstetric and neonatal care. These resources are aimed to support women and families, midwives and other healthcare professionals in the provision of ...

Introduction

Welcome to the Maternity Media Hotspot, a resource media space focused on providing you with access to new and existing content published online, including posters, infographics, videos and animations relating to midwifery, maternity, obstetric and neonatal care.

These resources are aimed to support women and families, midwives and other healthcare professionals in the provision of knowledge in a format which is easy to understand and which helps signpost to other sources of more detailed information. All the resources will be carefully moderated to ensure they are, at the time of publishing, relevant and evidence based.

Bio

Hannah Tizard
Midwife at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hannah is attracted to improving global health in midwifery practice. She gathers evidence and interprets information using technology with the aim to improve health literacy, user connectivity and empowerment, believing this to be vital to the future sustainability of midwifery services.

Hannah enjoys writing and art and has a blog heartfelt midwifery which explores art in relation to the complex emotionality of midwifery. Hannah also runs her own business alongside being a mum to three children and is currently studying her Masters in Midwifery.

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