The Postcode Lottery of Infant Feeding; a midwife’s personal account

The Postcode Lottery of Infant Feeding; a midwife’s personal account Anonymous Midwife A midwife wishes to raise her concerns about her experience working in both Baby Friendly and non-Baby Friendly environments. She feels she can’t challenge poor practice and ultimately that women are being let down. This anonymous blog post highlights her concerns and we wonder […]

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Using an old bottle top and balloon as a breastfeeding educational tool

Using an old bottle top and balloon as a breastfeeding educational tool Maddie McMahon – Doula, Mentor and Breastfeeding Counsellor Maddie McMahon is a Doula and author, having written ‘Why Doula’s Matter’ and ‘Why Mothering Matters’. She also a course leader at Developing Doula’s a training course to assist new Doulas to support women and […]

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WANT (What About Next Time?) Midwifery and the Black Dog

WANT (What About Next Time?) Midwifery and the Black Dog Emma Hill – Student Midwife University of Western Sydney Published in The Student Midwife Volume 2 Issue 2 April 2019 Depression is a thief and a liar. It is a taker and a fraud. It affects the soul and dulls everything around it. It visits often. […]

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The role of Advanced Midwife Practitioner

The role of Advanced Midwife Practitioner; in an obstetrics and gynaecology emergency department of a tertiary maternity hospital in the Republic of Ireland Anitha Baby – Advanced Midwife Practitioner and Midwife Prescriber at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 4 April 2019 Ireland ranks 21st out of 36 countries for […]

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Championing the challenge for change

Championing the challenge for change; inspired by a shared purpose Danielle Carey – Midwife at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 4 April 2019 My journey began as a newly qualified Band-5 midwife, navigating preceptorship, and inspired by ways to make the transition smoother. Having trained at the Trust […]

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Midwifery basics 8. What can we do to better support breastfeeding mothers?

Midwifery basics 8. What can we do to better support breastfeeding mothers? Dr Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Dr Natalie Shenker – Co-founder of the Human Milk Foundation Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 4 April 2019 Scenario  You are a midwife in practice, supporting breastfeeding women. You are wondering, […]

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Research unwrapped; caring for women making unconventional birth choices

Research unwrapped; ‘Caring for women making unconventional birth choices: a meta-ethnography exploring the views, attitudes,and experiences of midwives’ Feeley et al 2019  Dr Alys Einion – Associate Professor of Midwifery at Swansea University Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 4 April 2019 Research unwrapped is a popular series to help readers make sense of published […]

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Our shared humanity: coping with traumatic events in midwifery

Our shared humanity: coping with traumatic events in midwifery Joanne Cull – Midwife at Croydon University Hospital, Midwifery Lecturer at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, and HEE/NIHR ICA, Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellow Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 4 April 2019 As a preceptorship midwife, I was caring for a woman on the […]

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The value of urinalysis – reviewing evidence and practice

The value of urinalysis – reviewing evidence and practice Anna Byrom – Senior lecturer UCLan and Editor TPM and Owner All4Maternity Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Background Urinalysis, previously known as uroscopy until the 17th century, began 6,000 years ago and was used as the primary diagnostic tool (Armstrong 2007). […]

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Trust me I’m a midwife: corporate sponsorship and midwifery

Trust me I’m a midwife: corporate sponsorship and midwifery Dr Lorna Davies – Associate Head of Midwifery at Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Pregnant women and new mothers are a lucrative market for the baby products industry and midwives are able to provide valuable access to […]

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