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Listening to fathers’ voices – #dadsMHday

Paul
This week we marked International Fathers’ Mental Health Day, an annual event aimed at highlighting the unique mental health strengths and needs that fathers have. According to a recent survey, an alarming 65% of dads admit that having children negatively impacted their mental health, citing the top 5 contributing factors......
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Cancer and Pregnancy Awareness Week 2021: When Cancer Can’t Be Cured

Paul
This year Cancer and Pregnancy Awareness Week is focusing on when cancer can no longer be cured. We know this may be difficult for some people think about, but it is the reality for some of the Mums Mummy’s Star support. Mummy’s Star’s aim is to give everyone a better......
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Acupressure for Induction of Labour

Peter
Loredana Zordan, Midwife Acupuncturist discusses Acupressure for Induction of Labour, a topic she will be exploring in detail in a series of four face to face workshops taking place around the UK later this year. ACUPRESSURE FOR INDUCTION OF LABOUR Induction of labour is increasing worldwide and acupressure, with its......
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Join thousands of midwives already registered to issue digital maternity exemption certificates

Paul
Almost 7,500 healthcare professionals have now signed up to be able to send digital certificates. Midwives, practice nurses and health visitors can register to issue digital maternity exemption certificates on the NHS Business Services Authority website. Pregnant women and mothers with a baby under a year old need a maternity......
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LIVE STREAM: Midlands Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2021

Paul
Welcome to the Midlands Maternity & Midwifery Online Festival 2021! The Midlands Maternity and Midwifery Festival 2021 will be live streamed on this page on Tuesday 20th April 2021. A day of leadership, education and clinical updates to keep you abreast of the latest developments and innovations in maternity &......
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Better Births – Five years on

Paul
Last week saw the celebratory meeting online to report on the fifth year of progress of the Better Births maternity transformation for England. For those unfamiliar with Better Births, back in 2015 a country-wide consultation process took place to consider how maternity service could be improved after the revelations from......
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Participants invited to take part in a survey which explores the needs and care of perinatal women from ethnic minority backgrounds in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Paul
We are researchers from the University of Central Lancashire who are undertaking a project funded by the Lancashire and South Cumbria Local Maternity System. The study aims to explore the experiences of maternity care and mental health needs and support amongst ethnic minority women in Lancashire and South Cumbria. As......