Nature’s first stem cell transfer occurs at birth

Nature’s first stem cell transfer occurs at birth Hannah Tizard – Midwife and Founder of the Optimal Cord Clamping #BloodtoBaby Campaign Amanda Burleigh – Midwifery Consultant and Optimal Cord Clamping Campaigner This month I am writing with a wonderful colleague and friend Amanda Burleigh who is a long standing campaigner of optimal cord clamping (OCC). […]

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The Skye, stars and the moon; One to One Midwives shining bright

Today I write a brief blog to update you about the fantastic feedback and statistics from One to One Midwives. Lead by Skye Rolfe @midwife_skye on Twitter these rates and the heartfelt feedback from women demonstrate the benefits of a true caseloading model of midwifery care. http://www.onetoonemidwives.org/ One to One Midwives have been providing a […]

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Sun Exposure in Pregnancy; maternal and fetal health and heat protection strategies

Sun Exposure in Pregnancy; maternal and fetal health and heat protection strategies Hannah Tizard – Midwife at Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre NHS Foundation Trust and Midwifery Media Consultant at All4Maternity and the Practising Midwife The dangers of excessive sun exposure are widely understood by society, with campaigns to remind us to protect ourselves and our […]

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A campaign re-born: physiological transition of the newborn with optimal cord clamping

A campaign re-born Physiological transition of the newborn with optimal cord clamping Hannah Tizard – Midwife at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Midwifery Media Consultant at All4Maternity and The Practising Midwife This blog post provides an update about the progress and validity of the #BloodtoBaby campaign.  Progress is evolutionary and whilst continuing to […]

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Managing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Maternity Care

Managing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Maternity Care Hannah Tizard – Midwife at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and Midwifery Media Consultant at All4Maternity and The Practising Midwife 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 […]

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Hyperemesis Gravidarium; a stressful life event & salutogenic midwifery management

Hyperemesis Gravidarium; a stressful life event & salutogenic midwifery management Hannah Tizard – Midwife at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Midwifery Media Consultant at All4Maternity and The Practising Midwife 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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