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Midwifery Basics: Midwifery Supervision – 5. Supporting continuing professional development

BASICS Midwifery Supervision 5. Supporting continuing professional development Midwifery supervision is the 13th series of ‘Midwifery basics’ targeted at practising midwives. The aim of these articles is to provide information to raise awareness of the impact of the work of midwives on women’s experience and encourage midwives to seek further information through a series of […]

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The politics of maternity

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – February 2014 The politics of maternity Changes in the culture of health care require that, to be effective, midwifery practice should become more woman-centred. This may be facilitated by adopting a stronger community orientation. In this way the hegemony of maternity care may be addressed. This paper seeks to draw […]

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Community care: added value at no extra cost

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – February 2014 ‘Community care: added value at no extra cost In a difficult economic climate it is not always possible to restructure or resource existing services run by community midwives. However, it is possible to create and carry through small projects at little cost that improve continuity of care and […]

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Research Unwrapped: ‘Potential effects of chocolate on human pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial’

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – February 2014 ‘Potential effects of chocolate on human pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial’ Research unwrapped is a popular series to help readers make sense of published research by undertaking a detailed appraisal of an article in a careful and considered manner. Contemporary midwifery care seeks to implement evidence based practice. […]

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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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Women’s engagement with mobile device applications in pregnancy and childbirth

FEATURE The Practising Midwife – January 2014 Women’s engagement with mobile device applications in pregnancy and childbirth Childbearing women are increasingly engaging with social media and technology. The use of apps for pregnancy and childbirth advice is a new approach to maternity provision, and has potential to impact upon midwifery. Apps are ideally placed to […]

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Midwifery Basics: Midwifery supervision: 4. Clinical governance

MIDWIFERY BASICS Mentoring Midwifery supervision: 4. Clinical governance Midwifery supervision is the 13th series of ‘Midwifery basics’ targeted at practising midwives. The aim of these articles is to provide information to raise awareness of the impact of the work of midwives on women’s experience, and encourage midwives to seek further information through a series of […]

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