From student to midwife…fifteen months on!

From student to midwife…fifteen months on! Danielle Carey – Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Trust: University Hospital Birmingham At the end of a long shift, the colour of my urine explains my kidney pain, while the associated headache confirms dehydration. The innate need to eat and sleep battles with the desire to shower away hospital germs. The […]

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What are women’s ‘rights’ when it comes to infant feeding?

Professor Amy Brown, Swansea University Yesterday, there was one of those media storms. It all started out innocuously enough. The Royal College of Midwives made a slight tweak to their breastfeeding position statement and … bam … suddenly the tabloids were in a shark feeding frenzy, all seeking to outdo each other with how derogatory […]

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Inspiring Women and a Wider World

Inspiring Women and a Wider World Alys Einion – Author & Associate Professor of Midwifery – Swansea University We feature Alys Einion ‘s blog in our News and Views area to highlight Alys’s wonderful contribution to midwifery. She is one of our editorial board members here at All4Maternity and The Practising Midwife and has achieved so much. Above […]

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‘Global Midwifery – celebrating journeys’: an event to inspire learning and internationalisation

‘Global Midwifery – celebrating journeys’: an event to inspire learning and internationalisation Helen C Bedford – Midwifery Lecturer at University of York Carole Lindsey – Midwifery Lecturer at University of York Midwifery is an increasingly outward-looking profession that seeks to benefit the health, wellbeing and rights of women and families across the globe. This article describes an […]

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Professional Midwifery Education Fellowship – in India!

  Background The Fernandez Hospital’s Educational and Research Foundation’s Promise Program, in partnership with the Government of Telangana (India) and UNICEF-Hyderabad (India), is piloting the first of it’s kind training and incorporation of professional midwives into the Government health sector!  This is an exciting partnership that hopes to enhance principles of compassionate, respectful, quality care […]

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US Families Could Benefit From Integrating Midwives

US Families Could Benefit From Integrating Midwives Lynsey Hamilton – Knowledge Translation Specialist, Birth Place Lab Midwifery Program, USA It is well established that the level of coordination between care providers and across birth settings has a strong impact on health and wellbeing of mothers and babies. A new study, the Access and Integration Maternity care […]

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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 – Consultant Midwife Powys Teaching Health Board Introduction I am the consultant midwife for Powys Teaching Health Board and have been qualified 22 years. During my career I have developed my passion for woman centred care, autonomy, choice and trust. In […]

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One4One Pass it On: selfie challenge

#One4OneSelfie Challenge #IDM2018 In celebration of global midwifery practice, in the week leading up to International Day of the Midwife #IDM2018, we would like to ask our subscribers to join us in our new #one4oneselfie challenge on social media; Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Did you know that for every subscription to All4Maternity from a high […]

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Midwifery and infant feeding support for refugees in Greece

Midwifery and infant feeding support for refugees in Greece Heather O’Shea – Community Midwife at Homerton University Hospital Heather O’Shea spent three months volunteering with a charity providing infant feeding support to refugee families in Greece. This article describes the role undertaken by the team and the journey of the mothers and babies on their caseload, […]

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