Nurture Zone ‘Stamp of Approval’

Nurture Zone ‘Stamp of Approval’ Welcome to the new All4Maternity Nurture Zone – curated by Sally Goodwin and Lee Andersen-Whalley. We are so excited to launch this area of the website, a place solely dedicated to supporting you as midwives, student midwives or those aspiring, maternity doulas and other healthcare professionals – we welcome you […]

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Staying well at work

So it’s that difficult shift. You are run off your feet – and your colleagues are too…what could help?   Consider making cups of tea for colleagues (especially after the emergency buzzer).  Smile, connect and offer support to each other. Ask if our colleagues are ok? Give authentic positive (or motivational) feedback to members of the […]

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Love from Anna

You matter, your life matters and how you feel about yourself and your life matters too.  As pressures build we can forget to LOOK, LISTEN, LEARN, LAUGH and LOVE. Take a moment to find the joy in your every day moments. Look up at the sky, in to the eyes of your colleagues or the […]

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Let’s Connect Kindly!

  It’s simple really, communication matters. We hear so much about this, and yet poor communication still remains the largest cause of complaints in U.K’s NHS.  How we speak to those in our care makes a difference to their wellbeing, and interestingly, to ours too. The way we speak to each other, how we are […]

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Rising from rubble and ash; midwives are #NotATarget

Rising from rubble and ash; midwives are not a target Pandora Hardtman RN, CNM, DNP, FACNM- Consultant Director of Clinical Midwifery Educational Programmes   “Midwifery is a humane profession – with all the meaning of humane! The midwife is the angel who guards the mother until she gives birth to a child peacefully. Every birth is […]

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So far yet so similar; reflections from a Florence Nightingale travel scholarship

So far yet so similar; reflections from a Florence Nightingale travel scholarship Marie Lewis – Practice Development Midwife at Powys Teaching Health Board I am the consultant midwife for Powys Teaching Health Board and have been qualified for 22 years. During my career, I have developed my passion for woman-centred care, autonomy, choice and trust. In 2015 […]

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Supporting and nurturing each other at work – lessons from a postnatal ward 

by Melanie Wildman – midwifery leader I posted a comment on the wonderful Facebook page – Self-Care for Midwives, about how we try to care for staff where I work…. I was then invited to share the initiative here, to give others an idea of how to care for colleagues at work – so here […]

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The ARRIVE Trial has finally arrived – a midwife’s summary

By Professor Hannah Dahlen Well everyone the ARRIVE trial has finally arrived. This was the elective induction of labour trial at 39 weeks. A total of 3062 women were assigned to labor induction, and 3044 were assigned to expectant management. The primary outcome of perinatal morbidity for the baby occurred in 4.3% of neonates in […]

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