Midwifery BACK-TO-BASICS: auditing urinalysis in practice

Midwifery BACK-TO-BASICS: auditing urinalysis in practice Sylvia Bone Patient Safety Midwife at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust The value of urinalysis – setting the scene Health screening is a crucial part of quality maternal and newborn care (Renfrew et al, 2014). Urinalysis is a useful screening tool that can be utilised throughout the childbearing continuum. It […]

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Are doulas working as lone wolves or as part of the pack?

Are doulas working as lone wolves or as part of the pack? Nikki Mather – Birth & Postnatal Doula and Infant Feeding Support Specialist With almost 800 independent doulas who are members of Doula UK, and more across the UK who choose not to be members, there really is a doula for everyone. Professional and personalised […]

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Counting the cost of CMV

Counting the cost of CMV The personal and economic impact of  congenital cytomegalovirus Sharon Wood – Project Manager at CMV Action Published on The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 5 Every day in the UK, two-three newborn babies will be affected by cytomegalovirus (CMV) (almost 1,000 babies every year). The consequences of contracting CMV infection during pregnancy, known […]

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DoctorSHARE and One4One in Indonesia

DoctorSHARE and One4One in Indonesia Georgia Wood – Midwife After working as a midwife for a year following qualification, I moved to Indonesia with my partner’s work. I knew I would not be able to work clinically as a midwife however there is so much more to midwifery than hands on clinical work. I have […]

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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 the support provided for new mothers to breastfeed, particularly in relation to her experience working in both Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative accredited and non-Baby Friendly accredited services. This anonymous blog post highlights the midwife’s concerns […]

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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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