The feminist sage femme: linking theory and practice through feminism

The feminist sage femme: linking theory and practice through feminism Neesha Ridley – Senior Lecturer at University of Central Lancashire Rebekah McCrimmon – Lecturer at University of Central Lancashire Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 5 Feminism can often be associated with radical and hostile views, but the heart of feminism is about achieving equal rights for […]

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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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Home birth: can midwives and obstetricians work together to provide true choice and support?

Home birth: can midwives and obstetricians work together to provide true choice and support? Florence Wilcox – Consultant Obstetrician at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Jo Pitcher – Birth Centre Lead at  East Surrey Hospital; previously Home birth team Lead at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 2 March 2019 In this […]

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Carbon monoxide monitoring in pregnancy

Carbon monoxide monitoring in pregnancy Denise Leach – Registered Nurse and Student Midwife (short course) at University of Central Lancashire Published in The Practising Midwife Journal Volume 22 Issue 2 February 2019 During my training as a student midwife, I have been given the opportunity to develop my audit skills, offering insight into how audit can […]

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My battle with postpartum thyroiditis

My battle with postpartum thyroiditis Jenny Allen – Reception Teacher in Greater Manchester Published in The Practising Midwife Journal Volume 22 Issue 2 February 2019 Three months following the birth of my daughter I became extremely Ill with postpartum thyroiditis and was unable to find the necessary medical support. Postpartum thyroiditis happens to up to 10 per […]

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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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