Valsalva manoeuvre during the second stage of labour?

Valsalva manoeuvre during the second stage of labour? Sinead Gilsenan – Midwife at Joondalup Health Campus in Perth, Western Australia Dr Sadie Geraghty – Associate Professor at Charles Darwin University and Edith Cowan University, Australia Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 1 January 2019  During the second stage of labour, many midwives working in busy […]

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The Professional midwifery advocate and restorative clinical supervision

The Professional midwifery advocate and restorative clinical supervision Lys-Marie Williams – Professional Midwifery Advocate and Midwife at Scarborough General Hospital As a band 6 integrated midwife, anecdotally I often encountered and witnessed work-based stress. Increasing pressure on midwives and little time for support could result in low levels of job satisfaction, and emotional and physical fatigue. […]

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Enabling access to birth in a midwife-led unit; implementation of a co-produced evidenced-based guideline

Enabling access to birth in a midwife-led unit; implementation of a co-produced evidenced-based guideline Maria Healy – Lecturer in Midwifery (Education) at Queen’s University Belfast Patricia Gillen – Head of Research and Development for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs at Southern Health and Social Care Trust and Lecturer at Ulster University There is an increasing emphasis on the need […]

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Is caseloading sustainable? 25-year history of caseloading at King’s College Hospital

Is caseloading sustainable? 25-year history of caseloading at King’s College Hospital Octavia Wiseman – Caseloading Midwife at King’s College Hospital and Research Fellow at City, University of London Sadie Holland – Caseloading Midwife at King’s College Hospital Caseload midwifery is defined as follows: When a midwife carries a caseload she is the primary provider of midwifery care (the […]

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How midwifery education in Cyprus has evolved; in response to the demands of a complex and changing world

How midwifery education in Cyprus has evolved; in response to the demands of a complex and changing world Eleni Hadjigeorgiou – Coordinator of MSc programme in Midwifery at Cyprus University of Technology Maria-Dolores Christofi – Expert scientist at Cyprus University of Technology Midwifery education faces rapid changes due to changing global healthcare arenas; this has created an urgent reform […]

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Improving Perineal Care in the Second Stage of Labour; reducing postnatal perineal pain

Improving Perineal Care in the Second Stage of Labour: Reducing postnatal perineal pain Annette Ballard – Labour Ward Sister at Rosie Hospital Cambridge Background Delivering a baby is a privilege and it is the role of the midwife to optimise health and wellbeing, this includes care of the perineum, especially during the second stage of labour. […]

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Implementing an aromatherapy service within a midwifery-led birth centre

Implementing an aromatherapy service within a midwifery-led birth centre  Karen Mitchell – Associate Midwife Lead and Lead Midwife for Aromatherapy at Blackburn Birth Centre Complementary therapies in midwifery The demand for the use of complementary therapies in midwifery practice is increasing. Women are seeking out alternative ways to manage minor ailments in pregnancy, pain in labour […]

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A-EQUIP: pilot to practice through partnership power

A-EQUIP: pilot to practice through partnership power Louise Clarke – PMA and Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in high risk complex care at UHCW NHS Trust Deborah Garrett – Practice Development Midwife at George Eliot NHS Trust Susan Lees – Principal Lecturer and LME at Coventry University Lin Ward – Lead PMA for Coventry and Warwickshire Michelle Waterfall – Deputy Head […]

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Newborn and Infant Physical Examination: motivating midwives after ‘training’

Newborn and Infant Physical Examination; motivating midwives after ‘training’ Marcia Bartholomew – Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of West London Increasingly, the call to incorporate the screening activities of Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) as part of the professional remit and the public health role of the midwife has been heeded, illustrated by an […]

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Gestational diabetes: the importance of identification and treatment

GESTATIONAL DIABETES: THE IMPORTANCE OF IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is important because it is one of the commonest medical conditions in pregnancy and is associated with an increased risk of short- and longer-term adverse outcomes. Several strategies to identify women with GDM have been recommended; however, it is unclear what strategy is […]

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