The value of urinalysis – reviewing evidence and practice

The value of urinalysis – reviewing evidence and practice Anna Byrom – Senior lecturer UCLan and Editor TPM and Owner All4Maternity Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Background Urinalysis, previously known as uroscopy until the 17th century, began 6,000 years ago and was used as the primary diagnostic tool (Armstrong 2007). […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Obtaining postgraduate funding

Obtaining postgraduate funding Joanne Cull – Midwife at Croydon University Hospital Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 1 January 2019 It has become increasingly difficult to obtain either employer funding or protected time to undertake postgraduate study; one alternative source of funding is the Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) offered by HEE and NIHR. The […]

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Reflecting on a day in practice: antenatal booking clinic at the local community hospital

Reflecting on a day in practice: antenatal booking clinic at the local community hospital Carol Lambert – Researcher in Maternal and Reproductive Health at the University of Hull How midwives use evidence in practice plays an essential role in achieving clinical effectiveness. As a qualitative researcher, I understand the importance of being reflexive in my research practice. […]

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Undergraduate experience of selection group interviews; a qualitative research study subjected to pedagogical reflection

Undergraduate experience of selection group interviews; a qualitative research study subjected to pedagogical reflection Jo Lironi – Midwifery Lecturer and Masters Research student at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen This study explores stage 1 nursing students’ experiences of group interviews as part of the selection process to inform the future of midwifery selection practice. Using hermeneutic phenomenology to interview […]

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Sustainability; everybody’s business

Sustainability; everybody’s business Anna Byrom – Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire A choice worth making Investing in our own and others’ futures has never been more crucial. Ensuring sustainable approaches to our health, society and environment is vital to maintaining continued and enhanced prosperity as individuals and as a global community (United Nations 2013). As a […]

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