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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“Asking different questions”: what if we are harming healthy childbearing women, and making sick childbearing women sicker?

“Asking different questions”: what if we are harming healthy childbearing women, and making sick childbearing women sicker? Bahareh Goodarzi, Midwife and Researcher in the Netherlands As a midwife, I notice that, in high income countries, more and more healthy pregnant women receive medical interventions and end up in hospital care. In an effort to prevent […]

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Make Birth Better

Make Birth Better Dr Rebecca Moore – Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist and Perinatal Clinical Psychologist Birth can be a highly emotive subject, and is often presented in a divisive way. Founded by myself Dr Rebecca Moore, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist and Perinatal Clinical Psychologist Dr Emma Svanberg, the Network brings together all voices to offer support and information […]

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Pregnancy yoga: setting up a free service for women

Pregnancy yoga: setting up a free service for women Becky Westbury – Midwife at Royal Gwent Hospital My passion I have known since early on in my midwifery journey that community midwifery is where my passion lies. Being able to provide continuity of care to women and families throughout pregnancy and the postnatal period is such […]

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Self Care for Midwives; my journey

Self Care for Midwives; my journey Cassie Marnoch – Specialist Midwife in Complementary Therapies for Maternity, Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner There’s an amazing Facebook group that has just started.  It’s so amazing, it now has 6.5k members! What group is this? I hear you ask.  Self-care for Midwives. The group aims to be a great […]

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