Who Am I?

I am a post doctorate clinical academic midwife. What does this actually mean? What has urged me to share my thoughts? I was recently challenged by an inter-professional clinical academic colleague that I might not be a ‘proper’ post-doctorate (post-doc) clinical academic (midwife). This caused me inner turmoil, which compounded the uncertainty I already had […]

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Midwives’ knowledge of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Uganda

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Uganda The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a worldwide programme well known to midwives globally for supporting the initiation of successful breastfeeding. In low resource countries, initiation of breastfeeding immediately after birth would help to reduce neonatal complications such as infection. Knowledge of the 10 steps is critical for […]

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Supporting student midwives on the neonatal unit

by Karen Devine, midwife    As a midwife on a busy neonatal unit (NNU), I am constantly aware that not only are parents and families who use the facility out of their comfort zones, but also the student midwives who come for experience can feel this way, too. I have been there! I remember the daunting […]

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All4Maternity #MaternityLeader

All4Maternity Leadership Collective has launched a new campaign #MaternityLeader Goal This campaign marks the beginning of a new community of maternity leaders, midwives, doctors, healthcare workers, doulas. The maternity workforce is changing, midwifery faces challenges ahead and we would like to contribute to the development of a maternity workforce ready and prepared to fulfil leadership opportunity […]

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Birth Outside the Box – #TheatreChallenge!

By midwife Katherine Mabey   What is Birth Outside the Box? Derby Birth Outside the Box team is an informal forum at Royal Derby Hospital which aims to bring midwives, doctors and other team members together, with the common goal of increasing rates of physiological birth and improving women’s experience for all births regardless of […]

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We made our big launch at the RCM annual conference 2017..

RCM annual conference 2017 So, its been an exciting time and we were proud to announce the launch of the all new, fresh look journal ‘The Practising Midwife’ and our new online dedicated solution for all involved in the midwifery world – www.all4maternity.com The RCM annual conference was held on the 31st October – 1st […]

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An SOS for our NHS: corporate influence on maternity services

Maddie McMahon is a well respected birth and postnatal doula, and a member of our Editorial Board. This post is hers; Maddie’s clear and articulate piece reflects an increasing frustration in the commercialisation of the NHS, paying attention here to maternity services. When an old buffalo has become decrepit and lumbering, the carrion crows start […]

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Midwifery Gold

This is our very first guest blog post, and we’re honoured to host the words of Claire Kay. Claire is a mother of three teenagers, and lives in North Wales.  She is the founder of ‘Birth Story Listeners’ which is a Peer Support Group for mothers in North Wales, & also the ‘Birth Trauma Christian […]

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News Update

We are currently working on a new look All4Maternity website, a new Practising Midwife design for the journal – we are really excited about this and we will be moving to this new design soon. We will also be launching a new Practising Midwife website that will be part of this All4Maternity website – offering […]

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