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The Holy Grail: autonomous practice and woman-centred care 

The Holy Grail: autonomous practice and woman-centred care  Catja Ko – Third year Midwifery Student at King’s College London Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 5 Studying midwifery is intense, and as a student midwife I find it quite challenging to constantly absorb theory, guidelines and protocols while learning new skills. It is hard to imagine that […]

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The medicalisation of women’s bodies

The medicalisation of women’s bodies Claire Feeley – Midwife and PhD Candidate at University of Central Lancashire Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 5 This article provides a brief overview of the historical, sociocultural issues regarding the of women’s childbearing bodies. Exploring both sides of the feminist debate, a humanised approach to childbearing is […]

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Supporting women in labour have we lost the skill? personal reflection

Supporting women in labour have we lost the skill? personal reflection Carla Jayne Ball – Senior Midwifery Lecturer and Course Coordinator (three-year Midwifery programme) at University of Bedfordshire Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 5 As an experienced midwife, I have for many years supported women during labour and birth, in settings from the calm ambience […]

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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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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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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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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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Midwifery basics 7. Understanding the detrimental impact of industry upon women’s breastfeeding success 

Midwifery basics 7. Understanding the detrimental impact of industry upon women’s breastfeeding success  Dr Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Scenario  Your colleagues are attending a study day in London on maternal obesity during pregnancy. You are looking forward to the […]

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On reflection: a midwife’s experience of domestic abuse

On reflection: a midwife’s experience of domestic abuse Jennifer Cole – Midwife at Worcester Royal Hospital Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 When I started my midwifery education, in September 2013, I had a very clear idea of the type of midwife I wanted to become; of the way I would care […]

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Leaving no woman behind: Thinking about the continuity of carer model, black and minority ethnic women and Better Births

Leaving no woman behind: Thinking about the continuity of carer model, black and minority ethnic women and Better Births Elsie Gayle – Midwife at ‘Midwifery Conversations’, a community of practice for midwives Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 England’s recent maternity review, Better births, recommended ‘continuity of midwife carer’ for inclusion into […]

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