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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Taking hold of an opportunity to move into education

Taking hold of an opportunity to move into education Rebecca Baker – Midwife, and Associate Lecturer in Midwifery at University of Suffolk Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Following qualifying as a midwife in 2015, I worked within my local trust for three years as a rotational midwife. I enjoyed working in […]

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Global midwifery matters 5. Supporting immigrant women at risk of tuberculosis in the UK

Global midwifery matters 5. Supporting immigrant women at risk of tuberculosis in the UK Abbi Tooke – Student Adult Nurse at University of Leeds at time of writing Published in The Practising Midwife Journal Volume 22 Issue 2 February 2019 This mini series aims to share, discuss and promote midwiferyin a global context. Midwifery is a truly […]

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‘It would be funny if it weren’t so true’; Using comedy in education

‘It would be funny if it weren’t so true’; Using comedy in education Gemma Boyd – Midwife and Clinical Educator currently on secondment as Health Education England Transformation and Leadership Fellow This article explores the relationship between comedy and safety. It discusses how midwives have a long history of using comedy and laughter as a way to […]

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Pregnancy and sexual abuse: opening a dialogue

Pregnancy and sexual abuse: opening a dialogue Johanna Scott-Bennett – Midwife at The Rosie Hospital, Addenbrooke’s Pregnancy is a significant, emotional life event that may elicit unwanted memories and behaviour patterns. This is especially true for survivors of sexual abuse, who may have post traumatic stress (PTSD) or other mental health issues. This article shows the […]

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Survey of UK and Nigerian midwifery students on their view of respectful midwifery care

Survey of UK and Nigerian midwifery students on their view of respectful midwifery care Inno Omar Principal of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria Asha John Senior Midwifery Lecturer at University of Wolverhampton Respect and dignity of child-bearing women, throughout their childbearing period and at the time of birth is the hallmark of respectful midwifery care. In every […]

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Supporting student midwives on the neonatal unit

by Karen Devine, midwife    As a midwife on a busy neonatal unit (NNU), I am constantly aware that not only are parents and families who use the facility out of their comfort zones, but also the student midwives who come for experience can feel this way, too. I have been there! I remember the daunting […]

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Birth Undisturbed – a guest post by Natalie Lennard

I am a fine-art and commercial photographer of 11 years. Having long created surreal and elaborate fantasy scenes, always with a singularly conventional femininity, I’ve been increasingly hungry to showcase a more raw, powerful beauty in the most surreal yet commonplace event in a woman’s life: childbirth. Evan Gabriel I have long been fascinated by […]

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Student Survival Guide 3: Assessment And Clinical Skills

STUDENT SURVIVAL GUIDE NO 3 Assessment And Clinical Skills For Osce And Practice Starting midwifery education is a new series of ‘Student Survival Guide’ (formerly ‘Midwifery Basics’) 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 […]

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Viewpoint: Aspiring Midwives Stepping Up: Critical Awareness Around Midwifery And Birth In The Media

VIEWPOINT Aspiring midwives stepping up: critical awareness around midwifery and birth in the media Have you ever seen examples in the media in which the idea of midwives supporting normal birth is presented as dangerous? One of the funniest I’ve seen of this was in the comedy series Doc Martin. The irritable doctor, played by Martin […]

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