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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Saying goodbye to Halcyon Birth Centre

SAYING GOODBYE TO HALCYON BIRTH CENTRE Kathryn Gutteridge – Consultant Midwife, Clinical Lead for Low Risk Care Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust & President Royal College of Midwives   Halcyon means denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful. When I first came to work at Sandwell & West […]

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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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“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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