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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My battle with postpartum thyroiditis

My battle with postpartum thyroiditis Jenny Allen – Reception Teacher in Greater Manchester Published in The Practising Midwife Journal Volume 22 Issue 2 February 2019 Three months following the birth of my daughter I became extremely Ill with postpartum thyroiditis and was unable to find the necessary medical support. Postpartum thyroiditis happens to up to 10 per […]

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Communication matters

Communication matters “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change” Bob Kerrey Dr Catherine Green – Clinical Psychologist with Lambeth Perinatal Mental Health Team Ellie Ware – Peer Support Coordinator APP Laura Bridle – Perinatal Mental Health Midwife at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue […]

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Global midwifery matters 5. Supporting immigrant women at risk of tuberculosis in the UK

Global midwifery matters 5. Supporting immigrant women at risk of tuberculosis in the UK Abbi Tooke – Student Adult Nurse at University of Leeds at time of writing Published in The Practising Midwife Journal Volume 22 Issue 2 February 2019 This mini series aims to share, discuss and promote midwiferyin a global context. Midwifery is a truly […]

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Tokophobia: raising awareness

Tokophobia: raising awareness Jayden Mills – Third Year Student Midwife at University of the West of England Mental health is becoming an important topic within midwifery, but there continue to be under-discussed, under-researched and stigmatised conditions, such as tokophobia. This article aims to tackle these issues by raising awareness and understanding of tokophobia, and to start conversations […]

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Midwifery basics 6. Breastfeeding in public spaces

Midwifery basics 6. Breastfeeding in public spaces – how experiences in public, and on return to work, affect women’s ability to continue breastfeeding Dr Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 2 February 2019 Breastfeeding discussion often focuses on those early days, when women are […]

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Research unwrapped; The Mothers on Respect index (MORi)

Research unwrapped ‘The Mothers on Respect index (MORi) : measuring quality, safety, and human rights in childbirth’. Vedam et al (2017) Anneka Bell – Welsh Medium Midwifery Lecturer at Swansea University Published in The Practising Midwife Journal Volume 22 Issue 2 February 2019 Research unwrapped is a popular series to help readers make sense of published research […]

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The benefits of yoga during pregnancy: a literature review

The benefits of yoga during pregnancy: a literature review Caoimhe McClafferty – Staff Midwife at Portiuncla Hospital in Galway Sunita Panda – PhD Student and Health Research Board Doctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 1 January 2019 Yoga has become a popular form of complementary alternative medicine, and is often advocated […]

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Obtaining postgraduate funding

Obtaining postgraduate funding Joanne Cull – Midwife at Croydon University Hospital Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 1 January 2019 It has become increasingly difficult to obtain either employer funding or protected time to undertake postgraduate study; one alternative source of funding is the Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) offered by HEE and NIHR. The […]

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Midwifery basics  5. Understanding the impact of family and partner attitudes, experience and expectations upon breastfeeding

Midwifery basics 5. Understanding the impact of family and partner attitudes, experience and expectations upon breastfeeding Dr Amy Brown – Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University Heather Trickey – Research Fellow, DECIPHer, Cardiff University Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 1 January 2019  As social beings, we exist within families and within communities, and the […]

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