Articles - Basics

Antenatal care: 7. Testing for diabetes in pregnancy

MIDWIFERY BASICS Blood tests for investigating maternal wellbeing 7. Testing for diabetes in pregnancy ‘Blood tests for investigating maternal wellbeing’ is the 10th series of ‘Midwifery basics’ targeted at both students and practicing midwives who wish to update. The series aims to raise awareness of the needs of women during their childbearing experience. The reader […]

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Antenatal care: Alcohol and pregnancy: a dangerous cocktail

MIDWIFERY BASICS Antenatal care Alcohol and pregnancy: a dangerous cocktail Women have diverse attitudes and behaviours towards alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Contradictory views about the risks associated with alcohol intake influence consumption levels. Many women do not receive detailed advice from healthcare professionals. The woman’s assessment of risk is hindered by the contradictory advice from […]

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Antenatal care: 6. Blood tests for investigating pre-eclampsia

MIDWIFERY BASICS Blood tests for investigating maternal wellbeing 6. Blood tests for investigating pre-eclampsia Pre-eclampsia complicates between 2 per cent and 8 per cent of pregnancies, and safe care for mother and baby depends on early recognition of signs and symptoms, as well as timely investigation and referral. An understanding of the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia […]

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Antenatal care: 5. Testing for sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy

MIDWIFERY BASICS Blood tests for investigating maternal wellbeing 5. Testing for sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy ‘Blood tests for investigating maternal wellbeing’ is the 10th series of ‘Midwifery basics’ and is targeted at both students and practising midwives who wish to update their knowledge. The series aims to raise awareness of the needs of women […]

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Antenatal care: How midwives can help with perinatal depression

MIDWIFERY BASICS How midwives can help with perinatal depression In 2011 a national children’s charity led a campaign that identified why help with postnatal depression (PND) needed to improve; however PND remains a huge problem. Numerous cases are still coming to light where a mother has not sought help nor has been given adequate support, […]

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Articles - Advancing Practice

Antenatal Care: Advancing maternal age and trisomy screening

ADVANCING PRACTICE Antenatal care Advancing maternal age and trisomy screening: the practice challenges of facilitating choice and gaining consent Antenatal screening for chromosomal anomalies such as Trisomy 13, 18 and 21 (Patau’s, Edward’s and Down’s syndrome, respectively) is offered to all pregnant women in the first two trimesters. This article explores the varying considerations of […]

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Complimentary Therapies: Attitudes and approaches to healing for midwives

ADVANCING PRACTICE Complimentary Therapies Attitudes and approaches to healing for midwives This article is about the types of approaches available to midwives that enable them to learn additional skills to support mothers and babies in their practice. It is a combination of theory and humanistic understanding and I believe I can share useful experiences with […]

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