Championing the challenge for change

Championing the challenge for change; inspired by a shared purpose Danielle Carey – Midwife at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 4 April 2019 My journey began as a newly qualified Band-5 midwife, navigating preceptorship, and inspired by ways to make the transition smoother. Having trained at the Trust […]

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Our shared humanity: coping with traumatic events in midwifery

Our shared humanity: coping with traumatic events in midwifery Joanne Cull – Midwife at Croydon University Hospital, Midwifery Lecturer at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, and HEE/NIHR ICA, Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellow Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 4 April 2019 As a preceptorship midwife, I was caring for a woman on the […]

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The value of urinalysis – reviewing evidence and practice

The value of urinalysis – reviewing evidence and practice Anna Byrom – Senior lecturer UCLan and Editor TPM and Owner All4Maternity Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Background Urinalysis, previously known as uroscopy until the 17th century, began 6,000 years ago and was used as the primary diagnostic tool (Armstrong 2007). […]

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Trust me I’m a midwife: corporate sponsorship and midwifery

Trust me I’m a midwife: corporate sponsorship and midwifery Dr Lorna Davies – Associate Head of Midwifery at Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Pregnant women and new mothers are a lucrative market for the baby products industry and midwives are able to provide valuable access to […]

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Midwifery basics 7. Understanding the detrimental impact of industry upon women’s breastfeeding success 

Midwifery basics 7. Understanding the detrimental impact of industry upon women’s breastfeeding success  Dr Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Scenario  Your colleagues are attending a study day in London on maternal obesity during pregnancy. You are looking forward to the […]

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Home birth: can midwives and obstetricians work together to provide true choice and support?

Home birth: can midwives and obstetricians work together to provide true choice and support? Florence Wilcox – Consultant Obstetrician at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Jo Pitcher – Birth Centre Lead at  East Surrey Hospital; previously Home birth team Lead at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 2 March 2019 In this […]

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On reflection: a midwife’s experience of domestic abuse

On reflection: a midwife’s experience of domestic abuse Jennifer Cole – Midwife at Worcester Royal Hospital Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 When I started my midwifery education, in September 2013, I had a very clear idea of the type of midwife I wanted to become; of the way I would care […]

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Leaving no woman behind: Thinking about the continuity of carer model, black and minority ethnic women and Better Births

Leaving no woman behind: Thinking about the continuity of carer model, black and minority ethnic women and Better Births Elsie Gayle – Midwife at ‘Midwifery Conversations’, a community of practice for midwives Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 England’s recent maternity review, Better births, recommended ‘continuity of midwife carer’ for inclusion into […]

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Taking hold of an opportunity to move into education

Taking hold of an opportunity to move into education Rebecca Baker – Midwife, and Associate Lecturer in Midwifery at University of Suffolk Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Following qualifying as a midwife in 2015, I worked within my local trust for three years as a rotational midwife. I enjoyed working in […]

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Carbon monoxide monitoring in pregnancy

Carbon monoxide monitoring in pregnancy Denise Leach – Registered Nurse and Student Midwife (short course) at University of Central Lancashire Published in The Practising Midwife Journal Volume 22 Issue 2 February 2019 During my training as a student midwife, I have been given the opportunity to develop my audit skills, offering insight into how audit can […]

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