Using an old bottle top and balloon as a breastfeeding educational tool

Using an old bottle top and balloon as a breastfeeding educational tool Maddie McMahon – Doula, Mentor and Breastfeeding Counsellor Maddie McMahon is a Doula and author, having written ‘Why Doula’s Matter’ and ‘Why Mothering Matters’. She also a course leader at Developing Doula’s a training course to assist new Doulas to support women and […]

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Diversity of mind – the woman behind the addiction

Diversity of mind – the woman behind the addiction Mardi Haworth – Third Year Midwifery Student at Western Sydney University Published in The Student Midwife Volume 2 Issue 2 April 2019 My midwifery journey began following a career as a mental health community worker where I supported and advocated for families who were caring for someone […]

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Midwifery basics 8. What can we do to better support breastfeeding mothers?

Midwifery basics 8. What can we do to better support breastfeeding mothers? Dr Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Dr Natalie Shenker – Co-founder of the Human Milk Foundation Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 4 April 2019 Scenario  You are a midwife in practice, supporting breastfeeding women. You are wondering, […]

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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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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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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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