‘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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Reflective learning on #FedisBest – what I misunderstood and why I no longer agree

My name is Sophie, I’m 19 and a first-year student midwife. I started up my Instagram blog @student_to_midwife in June 2018, just as I completed an access to health professions course. The idea behind it was to share my journey with honesty, in the hope to inspire and empower others along the way, as well […]

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Casting On

Casting On Mandy Robotham – Midwife and Author Fifty six stitches I cast on, beginning just as she is starting. We are both on the precipice, both at the gates of creation, if you want to be dramatic about it. Although I know that hers is a more crucial role – the leading lady – […]

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What’s in a Name – Gender Inclusion in Maternity and Beyond

What’s in a Name – Gender Inclusion in Maternity and Beyond Laura Godfrey-Isaacs – Midwife, artist and birth activist Recently, I debated the use of gender-based language and self-identity, both in maternity and political contexts, at the Women’s Equality Party Conference, the Association of Radical Midwives Conference and online. Discussions have been triggered by progressive […]

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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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