The Student Midwife news roundup

The Student Midwife news roundup Emma Hill – Australian College of Midwives Student Committee and The Student Midwife Journal Communications Editor and Advisory Board Member Congratulations to Mhairi McLellan Our fabulous TSM co-editor Mhairi McLellan is racking up the accolades. She was recently awarded the Top #150 Leaders Student Midwife award from the Council of Deans, which promotes […]

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Responsive Feeding Part 2; formula feeding

Responsive Feeding Part 2; formula feeding Mhairi McLellan – Student Midwife at Robert Gorgon University in Aberdeen and Co-Editor of The Student Midwife Journal All4Maternity Regardless of how women choose to feed their babies, growing evidence demonstrates that a strong and loving relationship between parents and their baby is the best way to promote brain […]

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Optimal cord clamping – allowing a physiological transition Part 2

Optimal cord clamping – allowing a physiological transition Part 2 Gill Moncrieff – Third Year Student Midwife at Edinburgh Napier University In the first part of this article in our January issue of The Student Midwife, Gill Moncrieff described the physiology around cord clamping; here she explores the benefits of waiting, in optimal cord clamping. Clamping […]

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Self-care and what it means to me

Self-care and what it means to me Susan Saville – Midwife In my journey through nursing and midwifery, caring for others has been the theme of my professional life. Having my own children saw caring for others take on a new direction;  these three little humans’ needs naturally came before my own. Then came the “Sandwich generation” where I had young […]

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Too little too late for delayed cord clamping?

Too little too late for delayed cord clamping? Hannah Tizard – Midwife Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Midwifery Consultant for All4Maternity In November 2018 the RCM published their new Blue Top Guideline ‘Midwifery care in labour guidance for all women in all settings’.  This intensive work completed by a multi-disciplinary Expert Advisory Group the […]

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Slow Midwifery

Slow Midwifery Lorna Davies – Principal Lecturer at Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand I began practising mindfulness following a series of  significant earthquakes in the South Island of New Zealand that rocked my world.  I was also setting out on my PhD journey at the time. By taking the time to practice mindfulness at the recommendation of my doctor, I […]

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Responsive Feeding Part 1: Breastfeeding

Responsive Feeding Part 1: Breastfeeding Ali Monghan – Joint Editor of The Student Midwife Journal and Student Midwife at University of West London Regardless of how women choose to feed their babies, growing evidence demonstrates that a strong and loving relationship between parents and their baby is the best way to promote brain development and […]

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Birth is not Porn

Birth is not Porn Laura Godfrey-Isaacs – Artist, Birth Activist and Midwife at King’s College London Powerful images of childbirth posted by mothers, artists and organisations that advocate for women, are being censored on social media, and labelled as ‘porn’. During World Breastfeeding Week (2018), I posted a number of brelfies (selfies of women breastfeeding), referencing […]

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What to expect – the first year as a newly qualified midwife

What to expect – the first year as a newly qualified midwife Sarah Curran – Midwife, Ulster Hospital, Northern Ireland As a student midwife, I dreamed of the day I would be wearing my ‘blues’, confidently walking down the hospital hallways as a fully qualified midwife, Nursing and Midwifery Council pin in hand, ready to […]

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Perinatal Positivity – new film to help Health professionals talk about perinatal mental health

Perinatal Positivity – new film to help Health professionals talk about perinatal mental health Emma Lazenby – Director of ForMed Films CIC Midwives are uniquely placed to support parents and parents-to-be at one of the happiest, and, most stressful times of their lives. But what do you do when you find both the mother or […]

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