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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Nurture Zone ‘Stamp of Approval’

Nurture Zone ‘Stamp of Approval’ Welcome to the new All4Maternity Nurture Zone – curated by Sally Goodwin and Lee Andersen-Whalley. We are so excited to launch this area of the website, a place solely dedicated to supporting you as midwives, student midwives or those aspiring, maternity doulas and other healthcare professionals – we welcome you […]

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Staying well at work

So it’s that difficult shift. You are run off your feet – and your colleagues are too…what could help?   Consider making cups of tea for colleagues (especially after the emergency buzzer).  Smile, connect and offer support to each other. Ask if our colleagues are ok? Give authentic positive (or motivational) feedback to members of the […]

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Let’s Connect Kindly!

  It’s simple really, communication matters. We hear so much about this, and yet poor communication still remains the largest cause of complaints in U.K’s NHS.  How we speak to those in our care makes a difference to their wellbeing, and interestingly, to ours too. The way we speak to each other, how we are […]

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Hearts in Healthcare

Hearts in Healthcare This website was created by the wonderful anaesthetist Robin Youngson, and is a hub of resources where you can find articles,  inspiration, resources and videos,  all designed to help you to understand the science behind the power of self-care, of caring for others, and  kindness and compassion.  Robin’s website is full of content […]

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Midwives Matter

Midwives Matter Charlotte Grant – Midwife and founder of Midwives Matter and I was approached to write a blog post about some key questions around my newly launched staff wellbeing project for midwives – “Midwives Matter” – and my new blog– and it really made me think back to the roots of why […]

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Practising compassion in a stressful environment

Dr Robin Youngson, pioneer in compassionate caring, explains how health professionals can find new wellbeing, happiness and resilience. To learn more, read his new book, Time to Care is available from this source. One of Robin’s articles ‘Practising Compassion in an Uncompassionate Health System highlights the science and evidence behind the antidote effect of practising kindness […]

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Supporting and nurturing each other at work – lessons from a postnatal ward 

by Melanie Wildman – midwifery leader I posted a comment on the wonderful Facebook page – Self-Care for Midwives, about how we try to care for staff where I work…. I was then invited to share the initiative here, to give others an idea of how to care for colleagues at work – so here […]

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A place for student resilience

A place for student resilience Student survival guide (formerly Midwifery basics) is targeted at practising midwives and midwifery students. The aim of these articles is to provide information to student midwives, consider the implications for midwives’ practice and encourage readers to seek further information through a series of activities relating to the topic.In this fourth […]

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