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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Articles - Basics

Prolonged jaundice in neonates

MIDWIFERY BASICS Practice Skills Prolonged jaundice in neonates Jaundice is common in neonates and is often the reason for a parent to consult a community midwife or health visitor. It is known that up to 40 per cent of breastfed infants are jaundiced at 14 days of age and a proportion of these infants are […]

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Articles - Basics

Contraception: a guide for midwives

MIDWIFERY BASICS Postnatal Care Contraception: a guide for midwives Women will generally spend more of their reproductive lifetime preventing pregnancy than experiencing it. The choice of contraceptive methods can be confusing for women, each one having its own set of advantages and disadvantages. For new mothers, a method of contraception is important if a reasonable […]

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Articles - Advancing Practice

Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment: a contemporary 21st century issue – Part 1

ADVANCING PRACTICE Postnatal Care Concealed pregnancy and newborn abandonment:a contemporary 21st century issue – Part 1 This two-part series explores the phenomenon of concealed pregnancy and the association with newborn abandonment, with reference to recent cases of public interest. In Part 1 we focus on defining concealed pregnancy as a complex process which involves hiding […]

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