Midwives caring for asylum-seeking women: research findings

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Midwives caring for asylum-seeking women: research findings Over the past decade, the numbers of women seeking asylum in the United Kingdom (UK) and requiring midwifery care have increased significantly (Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2012). This article describes findings from a small study that explored the experiences of […]

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Examination of the Newborn: The Key Skills – Part 1. The eye

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Examination of the Newborn: The Key Skills – Part 1. The eye Midwives are increasingly performing the examination of the newborn. In the first of a four-part series, this article considers the importance of the eye examination in the screening process. The significance of history taking, knowledge of […]

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Baby Friendly News: All the evidence in one place

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Baby Friendly News: All the evidence in one place The ‘Evidence and rationale for the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative standards’ is a freely-available publication that brings together all the evidence behind the Initiative’s new standards around breastfeeding and relationship-building. It includes forewords by health ministers from all […]

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Aiming for equal access to maternity care for all

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Aiming for equal access to maternity care for all The guidance ‘Pregnancy and complex social factors’ (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2010) outlines that women with complex social factors are likely to have particular needs and may be faced with barriers to accessing care. This […]

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Doing our best for women seeking asylum

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Doing our best for women seeking asylum The 1999 Asylum and Immigration Act has had a great impact on the lives of pregnant asylum seekers and their ability to access good maternity care by dispersing them at will throughout the country to prevent destitution. Midwives in this country […]

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