Reflective learning on #FedisBest – what I misunderstood and why I no longer agree

My name is Sophie, I’m 19 and a first-year student midwife. I started up my Instagram blog @student_to_midwife in June 2018, just as I completed an access to health professions course. The idea behind it was to share my journey with honesty, in the hope to inspire and empower others along the way, as well […]

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Hypnobirthing: supporting women to make informed choices

Hypnobirthing: supporting women to make informed choices Hannah Gerken – Third Year Student Midwife at University of Brighton and East Sussex Healthcare Trust, and Hypnobirthing Practitioner Published in The Student Midwife Journal Volume 2 Issue 1 January 2019 Hypnobirthing is currently becoming a popular form of birth management in the UK. For many student midwives who […]

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Supporting immigrant women at risk of tuberculosis in the UK

Supporting immigrant women at risk of tuberculosis in the UK Abbi Tooke – Third year student midwife at University of Leeds Having written an article for our occasional series, Global midwifery matters, which appears in this month’s The Practising Midwife Journal as one of our extra online feature articles, Abbi reflected on her experience and presents her […]

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Optimal cord clamping – allowing a physiological transition Part 2

Optimal cord clamping – allowing a physiological transition Part 2 Gill Moncrieff –  Third Year Student Midwife at Edinburgh Napier University Published in The Student Midwife Journal Volume 2 Issue 1 January 2019 In the first part of this article in our January issue of The Student Midwife, Gill Moncrieff described the physiology around cord […]

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A reflection on philosophy of care

A reflection on philosophy of care Ann-Marie Halse – Third Year Student Midwife at University of South Wales at the time of writing Published in The Student Midwife Journal Volume 2 Issue 1 January 2019 I have chosen Atkins and Murphy (1994) to reflect upon the philosophy of care I observed on labour ward placement. To […]

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Aspirations Part 1

Aspirations Part 1 Leah Kirk – Midwifery Lecturer and Admissions Tutor at the University of Central Lancashire Published in The Student Midwife Journal Volume 2 Issue 1 January 2019 Hello and welcome. I am a midwifery lecturer and also the admissions tutor for the midwifery programme at the University of Central Lancashire. In this series we […]

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Hot Topic: Intact cord resuscitation for term infants under midwifery care

Hot Topic: Intact cord resuscitation for term infants under midwifery care Fatimah Mohamied – Third Year Student Midwife Published in The Student Midwife Journal Volume 2 Issue 1 January 2019 Introduction Immediate cord clamping (ICC), followed by immediate disconnection of an infant from its mother and subsequent relocation to a separate resuscitation platform, is the current mode […]

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