The Postcode Lottery of Infant Feeding; a midwife’s personal account

The Postcode Lottery of Infant Feeding; a midwife’s personal account Anonymous Midwife A midwife wishes to raise her concerns about her experience working in both Baby Friendly and non-Baby Friendly environments. She feels she can’t challenge poor practice and ultimately that women are being let down. This anonymous blog post highlights her concerns and we wonder […]

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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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Reducing traumatic birth experiences; immersive education for midwives – ‘bringing research to life’

Reducing traumatic birth experiences; ‘immersive education for midwives – ‘bringing research to life’ Stephanie Heys, RN, RM, BSc (Hons) PgCert, AFHEA. Lecturer and researcher in midwifery, The University of Manchester. NIHR Doctoral Fellow. Supervisors; Associate professor Dr Gill Thomson, Prof Soo Downe, Prof Mick McKeown. Bio Stephanie is a registered Nurse and Midwife who has been practising […]

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Why Midwifery? Why Now?

Why Midwifery? Why Now? Chelsea Beckford-Procyk – Aspiring Student Midwife As an aspiring midwife, the most common questions I’ve been asked include is: “why do you want to be a midwife?” and “why now?” Here is my answer. I’m Chelsea, a 35 years old mother of 1. I recently received an unconditional offer to start […]

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The Voice of a Midwife Campaign

The Voice of a Midwife Campaign Chloe Mulholland – Doula and Antenatal Teacher A brand new campaign has been launched, with a vision to give midwives a desperately needed voice. In modern day culture, midwives find themselves between a rock and a hard place. We know that there are problems in our maternity care system […]

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Commonsense Childbirth

Commonsense Childbirth Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM, RM(UK) The JJ Way® is a comprehensive maternity care model that was designed by midwife Jennie Joseph, owner and executive director of Commonsense Childbirth Inc. to address healthcare disparities in maternal and child health, and perinatal outcomes in Orange County, Florida. The JJ Way® is implemented through the Easy […]

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Casting On

Casting On Mandy Robotham – Midwife and Author Fifty six stitches I cast on, beginning just as she is starting. We are both on the precipice, both at the gates of creation, if you want to be dramatic about it. Although I know that hers is a more crucial role – the leading lady – […]

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Labour of Love: ‘A Woman Of War’

Labour of Love: ‘A Woman Of War’ Mandy Robotham – Midwife As a midwife of almost twenty years, I don’t remember a time when words haven’t figured in my world. In what now feels like a former life, I was a journalist, then had a baby and was bitten by the birth bug; a blue […]

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Book reviews of New Walk: Midwife Diaries by Ellie Durant

New Walk: Midwife Diaries by Ellie Durant Jill Moore – Second year student midwife at Northumbria University Ordinarily, I avoid e-books. I love escaping into a ‘real’ book with a spine to crack and pages to turn. However, there was such a lot of anticipation around Ellie Durant’s first novel that I bit the bullet and […]

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