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W/B Monday the 8th of August 2022

News for this week:

Jersey sees increase in home births for 2022 – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-62439933

 

Paramedics take part in “first of its kind” maternity training – The Lancashire Telegraph

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/20604741.paramedics-take-part-first-kind-maternity-training/

 

In Australia birth trauma happens with or without a medical emergency – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/06/in-australia-birth-trauma-happens-with-or-without-a-medical-emergency

 

Holding a baby after stillbirth: the impact of fetal congenital and structural abnormalities – Nature.com

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-022-01480-9

 

Why is India losing an alarmingly high number of young mothers to suicide? – Scroll.in

https://scroll.in/article/1029475/why-is-india-losing-an-alarmingly-high-number-of-young-mothers-to-suicide

 

Oxcarbazepine exposure during pregnancy ups risk of malformations, foetal death

https://specialty.mims.com/topic/oxcarbazepine-exposure-during-pregnancy-ups-risk-of-malformations–foetal-death

 

Antepartum sleep quality, mental status, and postpartum depressive symptoms: a mediation analysis – BiomedCentral.com

W/B Monday the 1st of August 2022

News for this week:

 

World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August 2022

https://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/the-roles-of-actors-in-the-warm-chain/  – WABA

 

Midwives quitting as Covid pay issue ‘final straw’ – Stuff NZ

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/129302658/midwives-quitting-as-covid-pay-issue-final-straw

 

Celebrating 25 years of midwifery-led care in Crowborough – In Your Area

https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/celebrating-25-years-of-midwifery-led-care-in-crowborough/

 

UniSA supports initiatives to empower health workers in South Australia – Bonafide News

https://www.bonafidenews.org/unisa-supports-initiatives-to-empower-health-workers-in-south-australia/

 

Hospital: “Today, We No Longer Have Enough Midwives To Deliver Babies” – Globe Echo

https://globeecho.com/news/europe/france/hospital-today-we-no-longer-have-enough-midwives-to-deliver-babies/

 

Covid pandemic births: Mothers ‘pitted against midwives’ – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-62001781

 

Maternity failings account for the majority of the NHS’s £13bn spend on negligence – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/maternity-failings-negligence-costs-b2129390.html

 

Rare medical book collection tracks tangled history of women’s health – Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/07/25/womens-health-library-sale/

 

Improving Birth Outcomes Among Women of Color Begins with Care that Reflects Them – Direct Relief

https://www.directrelief.org/2022/07/improving-birth-outcomes-among-women-of-color-begins-with-care-that-reflects-them/

 

Wolverhampton gets its first equality and diversity specialist midwife – Express and Star

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/wolverhampton/2022/07/27/wolverhampton-gets-its-first-equality-and-diversity-specialist-midwife/

 

Muslim Women Even Face Discrimination During Labour And Pregnancy – Huffington Post

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/muslim-women-face-discrimination-during-labour-and-pregnancy_uk_62ceda91e4b007c97c85d216

 

Family pay tribute to ‘local celebrity’ midwife known across South Derbyshire – Derby Telegraph

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/family-pay-tribute-local-celebrity-7355202

 

Tales From Call the Midwife – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/historyofthebbc/ahrc/alice-watson/

 

‘I can bring my baby, but I can’t vote if they cry’ – Pregnant Mole Valley councillor loses key maternity battle – Get Surrey

https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/i-can-bring-baby-cant-24538932

 

I clocked up 7,500 miles getting maternity care – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-62222136

 

Abortion deleted from UK Government-organised international human rights statement – Humanist UK

https://humanists.uk/2022/07/19/abortion-deleted-from-uk-government-organised-international-human-rights-statement/

 

Workforce: recruitment, training and retention in health and social care – Publication Parliament

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5803/cmselect/cmhealth/115/report.html

W/B Monday the 25th of July 2022

I clocked up 7,500 miles getting maternity care – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-62222136

 

‘I can bring my baby, but I can’t vote if they cry’ – Pregnant Mole Valley councillor loses key maternity battle – Get Surrey

https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/i-can-bring-baby-cant-24538932 

 

Tales From Call the Midwife – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/historyofthebbc/ahrc/alice-watson/

 

Family pay tribute to ‘local celebrity’ midwife known across South Derbyshire – Daily Telegraph

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/family-pay-tribute-local-celebrity-7355202

 

Abortion deleted from UK Government-organised international human rights statement – Humanists UK

https://humanists.uk/2022/07/19/abortion-deleted-from-uk-government-organised-international-human-rights-statement/

 

Workforce: recruitment, training and retention in health and social care – Parliament Publications

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5803/cmselect/cmhealth/115/report.html

 

Maternity Disparities Taskforce discusses faith and human rights recommendations – Gov.uk

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/maternity-disparities-taskforce-discusses-faith-and-human-rights-recommendations

 

The Contribution of Newborn Health to Child Mortality across England – NCMD

https://www.ncmd.info/publications/newborn-health-mortality/

 

Ill-equipped prisons and lack of health care access leave pregnant prisoners and their children at significant risk – Nuffield Trust

https://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/news-item/ill-equipped-prisons-and-lack-of-health-care-access-leave-pregnant-prisoners-and-their-children-at-significant-risk

 

NHS Scotland Academy launches National Resource to help boost staff nursing numbers – NES

https://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/news/nhs-scotland-academy-launches-national-resource-to-help-boost-staff-nursing-numbers/

 

Midwives like me should go on strike – the safety of Britain’s families is at stake – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/midwives-strike-womens-health-strategy-nhs-b2128177.html

 

How a mermaid mural helped promote breastfeeding in Inverclyde – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-62209751

 

‘Exhaustion, sadness and stress’: Midwives leaving the job as burnout takes its toll – Sky News

https://news.sky.com/story/exhaustion-sadness-and-stress-midwives-leaving-the-job-as-burnout-takes-its-toll-12657980

 

NHS staff to receive pay rise – Gov.uk

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nhs-staff-to-receive-pay-rise

 

England’s CNO calls for fresh focus on retaining staff – Nursing Times

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/workforce/englands-cno-calls-for-fresh-focus-on-retaining-staff-21-07-2022/\

 

NHS understaffing poses ‘serious risk to patient safety’, MPs say in damning report – Manchester Evening News

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/nhs-understaffing-poses-serious-risk-24576290

 

W/B Monday the 18th of July 2022

INVISIBLE – MATERNITY EXPERIENCES OF MUSLIM WOMEN (FULL REPORT)

https://www.mwnuk.co.uk/reports.php

Responding to report on Muslim women’s experiences of maternity provision – NCT New Parent Support

https://www.nct.org.uk/about-us/media/news/responding-report-muslim-womens-experiences-maternity-provision

Retaining our nursing and midwifery colleagues – NHS England

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/B1711_Retaining-our-nursing-and-midwifery-colleagues-13-July-2022.pdf

Challenging racism will improve maternity outcomes, says midwifery lead – Nursing Times

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/workforce/challenging-racism-will-improve-maternity-outcomes-says-midwifery-lead-07-07-2022/

Virtual work experience gives youngsters taste of life in the NHS – London News Online

https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/virtual-work-experience-gives-youngsters-taste-of-life-in-the-nhs/

In a post-Roe world, women of color continue a return to midwives and traditional forms of postpartum care – The Insider

https://www.insider.com/bipoc-women-of-color-pregnancy-midwives-postpartum-care-2022-

Big drop in applications to study nursing and midwifery – Nursing Notes

https://nursingnotes.co.uk/news/big-drop-in-applications-to-study-nursing-and-midwifery/

Health board suspends home births due to staff shortages- Wales Online

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/health-board-suspends-home-births-24480628

NMC launches consultation on education programme standards – NMC

https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/news-and-updates/nmc-launches-consultation-on-education-programme-standards/

New post-registration standards will help deliver modern, effective community care – NMC

https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/news-and-updates/new-post-registration-standards-will-help-deliver-modern-effective-community-care

Systematic review and meta-analysis to examine intrapartum interventions, and maternal and neonatal outcomes following immersion in water during labour and waterbirth – BMJ

https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/12/7/e056517

Queen awards NHS George Cross medal – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-62136262.amp

Derbyshire hospital responds to rumours that baby was stolen from maternity ward – Derby Telegraph

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/derbyshire-hospital-responds-rumours-baby-7333134

‘We hope for the best, son’ – War nears Ukraine maternity ward. – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-62157659

King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital adds purpose-designed maternity ward – Lynn News

https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/designed-for-life-new-maternity-ward-opens-at-hospital-9263714/

Pregnant cleaner called ‘pathetic’ for taking rest break was discriminated against, tribunal finds – People Management

https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/article/1793099/pregnant-cleaner-called-pathetic-taking-rest-break-discriminated-against-tribunal-finds

In a post-Roe world, women of colour continue a return to midwives and traditional forms of postpartum care – The Insider

https://www.insider.com/bipoc-women-of-color-pregnancy-midwives-postpartum-care-2022-7

Health board suspends home births due to staff shortages – MSN News

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/health-board-suspends-home-births-due-to-staff-shortages/ar-AAZxIzb?fromMaestro=tru

Health board suspends home births due to staff shortages – Nottingham Post

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/nottingham-hospitals-trust-prosecuted-over-7333704

W/B Monday the 11th of July 2022

Roe v Wade: Abortion pills a new front in culture wars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61973510

 

Bournemouth: Consultation over abortion clinic buffer zone

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-62133779

 

‘Thank the lord, I have been relieved’: when abortion was safer than childbirth

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/12/thank-the-lord-i-have-been-relieved-when-abortion-was-safer-than-childbirth?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

Donna Ockenden: Nottingham maternity review team to meet families

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-62096733.amp

 

Trend and causes of maternal death, stillbirth and neonatal death over seven decades in Hong Kong

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanwpc/article/PIIS2666-6065(22)00138-9/fulltext

 

‘It’s just a back-pedaling of advancement.’ A Kentucky birth caregiver impacted by Roe v. Wade reversal

https://spectrumnews1.com/ky/louisville/news/2022/07/05/impact-on-doulas-and-midwives-by-reversal-of-roe-v-wade-

 

Water births provide ‘clear benefits’ for healthy mums and their newborns, with fewer complications

https://inews.co.uk/news/health/water-births-clear-benefits-healthy-mums-1725150

 

New neonatal cooling education resources for better treatment of babies suffering a lack of oxygen during birth

https://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/news/new-neonatal-cooling-education-resources-for-better-treatment-of-babies-suffering-a-lack-of-oxygen-during-birth/

 

New neonatal cooling education resources for better treatment of babies suffering a lack of oxygen during birth

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/tv/channel-4-documentary-belfast-midwives-24366958 

 

NHS must disclose risks of giving birth in midwifery-led unit, Donna Ockenden warns

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/07/nhs-must-disclose-risks-giving-birth-midwifery-led-unit-donna/

 

Nursing and midwifery research grants to drive innovation – Queensland

https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/95639

 

NMC director Geraldine Walters announces departure

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/leadership-news/nmc-director-geraldine-walters-announces-departure-06-07-2022/

 

Long Covid: Midwife’s anger over new no-pay rule in NHS

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-62064477

 

Midwives reveal the 3 things that can boost your chances of getting pregnant – as they launch FREE advice hub

https://www.thesun.ie/health/9056804/midwives-boost-chances-pregnant-free-advice-hub/

 

W/B Monday the 4th of July 2022

 

Countess of Chester director cancels Q&A appearance

https://www.chesterstandard.co.uk/news/20237881.countess-chester-director-cancels-q-appearance/

 

‘Midwifery is a side of me people don’t see’

https://www.okehampton-today.co.uk/news/midwifery-is-a-side-of-me-people-dont-see-551220

 

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: a midwifery survey into attitudes towards the COVID-19 vaccine

https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-022-13540-y

 

It’s nonsense to say sex is assigned at birth according to NHS midwives

://euroweeklynews.com/2022/06/30/its-nonsense-to-say-sex-is-assigned-at-birth-according-to-nhs-midwives/ 

 

My Expert Midwife plans expansion with VC backing

https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/fundraising/my-expert-midwife-plans-expansion-with-vc-backing/669001.article

 

Life as a midwife aid worker: ‘Plagued by vivid dreams of the patients I felt I had failed’

https://www.bigissue.com/culture/books/anna-kent-frontline-midwife-aid-worker/

 

“Don’t give up hope.” 2 women share what it’s really like for nurses and midwives in 2022.

https://www.mamamia.com.au/nurse-and-midwife-support/ 

 

Midwives expose crisis in Wollongong Hospital’s maternity ward

https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/7801490/midwives-expose-crisis-in-wollongong-hospitals-maternity-ward/ 

 

One to One Midwives collapse inquiry ongoing three years on

https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/20241191.one-one-midwives-collapse-inquiry-ongoing-three-years/ 

 

 

W/B Monday the 27th of June 2022

 

With Roe overturned, Indigenous communities say it was always impossible for them to access abortion services – Insider

https://www.insider.com/roe-overturned-harder-for-indigenous-communities-to-access-abortion-2022-5

 

I used my maternity leave to go backpacking with my newborn – The Metro

https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/26/i-used-my-maternity-leave-to-go-backpacking-with-my-newborn-16873430/?ico=tag-post-strip_item_2_lifestyle

 

Councillors to get maternity leave under new plans – Irish Examiner

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/politics/arid-40904441.html

 

Cheltenham maternity unit to remain closed – Punchline Gloucester

https://www.punchline-gloucester.com/articles/aanews/cheltenham-maternity-unit-to-remain-closed

 

Call to allow women to defer maternity leave after cancer diagnosis – Irish Examiner

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40903268.html

 

Petition to increase Statutory Maternity Pay amid cost of living crisis reaches 24k signatures – Glasgow LIVE

https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/petition-increase-statutory-maternity-pay-24307745

 

Lewisham Maternity Services awarded Gold Pride in Practice Award – Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

https://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/latest-news/lewisham-maternity-services-awarded-gold-pride-in-practice-award-2516/

 

‘In April, the Taliban killed a midwife, amputating her legs, shooting her 12 times because she was a woman and a Hazara’ – GG2

https://www.gg2.net/in-april-the-taliban-killed-a-midwife-amputating-her-legs-shooting-her-12-times-because-she-was-a-woman-and-a-hazara/

 

Lost children of lockdown: When Covid struck, early years health checks stopped – with devastating consequences for a generation. This landmark investigation uncovers the tragedy of the forgotten newborns never seen by a nurse – Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-10955371/Landmark-investigation-uncovers-tragedy-forgotten-newborns-never-seen-nurse.html

W/B Monday the 20th of June 2022

 

Most midwives cannot access bereavement care training during working hours – The Hippocratic Post
https://www.hippocraticpost.com/nursing/most-midwives-cannot-access-bereavement-care-training-during-working-hours/

Sussex midwives pioneer app to overcome language barriers – Digital Health

https://www.digitalhealth.net/2022/06/sussex-midwives-pioneer-app-to-overcome-language-barriers/

What is the Re:Birth project? – RCM

https://www.rcm.org.uk/rebirth-hub/what-is-the-rebirth-project/

Expectant Black mothers find support with doulas and midwives – ABC News

https://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/expectant-black-mothers-find-support-doulas-midwives-85403258

Women to get shopping vouchers when pregnant to help quit smoking – The Sun

https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/18834793/women-shopping-vouchers-pregnant-quit-smoking/
National Maternity and Perinatal Audit Clinical Report 2022 – Maternity Audit

https://maternityaudit.org.uk/FilesUploaded/Ref%20336%20NMPA%20Clinical%20Report_2022.pdf

 

Supporting midwifery is the answer to the wicked problems in maternity care – The Lancet

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(22)00183-8/fulltext?rss=yes#.YqlgBCMIb7g.twitter

 

Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign group to hold protest against continued closure of Midwife Led Birthing Centre – Shields Gazette

https://www.shieldsgazette.com/health/save-south-tyneside-hospital-campaign-group-to-hold-protest-against-continued-closure-of-midwife-led-birthing-centre-3730114

 

NHS Lanarkshire embracing Scottish Breastfeeding Week as feeding rates in the region rise – Daily Record

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/in-your-area/lanarkshire/nhs-lanarkshire-embracing-scottish-breastfeeding-27216596

 

Doctors warn against over-medicalising menopause after UK criticism – The Guardian

 

W/B Monday the 13th of June 2022

 

Amid abortion debate, clinic asks: Who’s caring for moms? – MSN News

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/amid-abortion-debate-clinic-asks-whos-caring-for-moms/ar-AAYm4gP?ocid=BingNewsSearch

 

MSPs urged to improve maternity services and stop rural babies being born at roadside – Daily Record

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/msps-urged-improve-maternity-services-27153885

 

Nurses recruited from countries with shortages – The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/4ad3df40-e74b-11ec-aa87-2eea7c6e5b01?shareToken=d0dbed97a9411dad2af2886f7b51851d

 

HEALTH MATTERS: Maternity services are a hugely important part of what we do at NHS Highland – Inverness Courier – Inverness Courier

https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/health-matters-we-will-be-improving-and-expanding-the-mater-277982/

 

Timely delivery with University of Northampton Midwifery students’ money challenge – Northampton Chronicle and Echo

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/people/timely-delivery-with-university-of-northampton-midwifery-students-money-challenge-3726506

 

Mid and South Essex midwives receive prestigious awards – Halstead Gazette

https://www.halsteadgazette.co.uk/news/20197843.mid-south-essex-midwives-receive-prestigious-awards/

 

Burned out or leaving for overseas: Midwifery sector in downward spiral, says union – RNZ 

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/468623/burned-out-or-leaving-for-overseas-midwifery-sector-in-downward-spiral-says-union

 

Sajid Javid says ‘women’ should not be removed from ovarian cancer page – MSN News

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/sajid-javid-says-women-should-not-be-removed-from-ovarian-cancer-page/ar-AAYfVjE?ocid=uxbndlbing

 

Breastfeeding mums demand end to prison for pregnant women in protest – The Metro

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/breastfeeding-mums-demand-end-to-prison-for-pregnant-women-in-protest/ar-AAYbu7W?ocid=BingNewsSearch

 

Maternity leave pushing new mums into debt – including an average £1,770 in student loan interest – figures show – Sky News

https://news.sky.com/story/maternity-leave-pushing-new-mums-into-debt-including-an-average-1-770-in-student-loan-interest-figures-show-12632756

 

Migrant women charged up to £14,000 for NHS maternity services in England – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jun/09/migrant-women-charged-up-to-14000-for-nhs-maternity-services-in-england

 

Maternity workforce e-learning resource – Health Education England

https://www.hee.nhs.uk/news-blogs-events/news/maternity-workforce-e-learning-resource

W/B Monday the 6th of June 2022

 

Dundee academics recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours – Daily Record

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/dundee-academics-recognised-queens-birthday- 27128985  

Responding to the Ockenden Review: safe care for all needs evidence-based system change – and strengthened midwifery – Science Direct

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0266613822001437

 

Dylan and Will McMahon: brothers behind the UK’s only baby milk producer – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jun/04/dylan-and-will-mcmahon-winning-formula-at-kendal-nutricare

 

Abbott: US baby formula plant linked to national shortage resumes production – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61690382

 

Childbirth is often a lonely and frightening experience – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jun/05/childbirth-is-often-a-lonely-and-frightening-experience

 

Evidence shows midwifery education in Bangladesh is making real impact by improving women’s access to safe childbirth – www.gov.uk

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/evidence-shows-midwifery-education-in-bangladesh-is-making-real-impact-by-improving-womens-access-to-safe-childbirth

 

University of Bedfordshire student crowned ‘Midwife of the Year’. – Bedford Today

https://www.bedfordtoday.co.uk/education/university-of-bedfordshire-student-crowned-midwife-of-the-year-3716239

 

New TV series to follow Belfast midwives as they embark on career. – Belfast Telegraph

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/new-tv-series-to-follow-belfast-midwives-as-they-embark-on-career-41705004.html

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Trainee doctors in ‘meltdown’ at major hospital maternity department – Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/doctors-meltdown-hospital-maternity-b2092071.html

 

MSPs urged to improve maternity services and stop rural babies being born at roadside – Daily Record

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/msps-urged-improve-maternity-services-27153885

 

Children who are breastfed for a long period are brighter than those who are not – Cheshire Live

https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/children-who-breastfed-long-period-24059808

 

To what extent does confounding explain the association between breastfeeding duration and cognitive development up to age 14? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study – PLOS ONE

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/articleid=10.1371/journal.pone.0267326

 

W/B Monday the 30th of May 2022

 

New partnership with Scottish Government on endometriosis research – Wellbeing of Women

https://www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk/news/wellbeing-of-women-partners-with-scottish-government-to-advance-research-in-endometriosis

 

Phillips Ives review to look into digital readiness of nurses and midwives – Digital Health

Retention to ‘crucial’ to fixing workforce ‘crisis’, say nursing and midwifery leaders – Nursing in Practise

Pregnant HR worker wins £9,000 payout after she was refused pay rise because she was due to go on maternity leave in four months – Mail Online

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10856641/Pregnant-HR-worker-wins-9-000-payout-refused-pay-rise.html

 

Pregnant woman who says male colleague told her maternity leave like a “holiday” gets payout – MSN News

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/pregnant-woman-who-says-male-colleague-told-her-maternity-leave-like-a-holiday-e2-80-9d-gets-payout/ar-AAXK6mh?ocid=BingNewsSearch

Donna Ockenden speaks out amid growing calls for her to head review into Nottingham maternity services – MSN News

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/donna-ockenden-speaks-out-amid-growing-calls-for-her-to-head-review-into-nottingham-maternity-services/ar-AAXIOMg?ocid=BingNewsSearch

 

Donna Ockenden speaks out amid growing calls for her to head review into Nottingham maternity services – Daily Record

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/ayrshire/ayrshire-maternity-unit-rules-change-27054753

 

Future of Dewsbury maternity ward in major doubt as MP calls ‘urgent meeting’ with hospital chiefs – MSN News

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/future-of-dewsbury-maternity-ward-in-major-doubt-as-mp-calls-urgent-meeting-with-hospital-chiefs/ar-AAXGMWX?ocid=BingNewsSearch

 

Belfast Midwives: New series to go behind the scenes at Belfast’s maternity ward – MSN News

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/tv/belfast-midwives-new-series-to-go-behind-the-scenes-at-belfasts-maternity-ward/ar-AAXDeCO?ocid=BingNewsSearch

 

No room at the inn: Midwife shortage closes Bethlehem Birthing Centre

https://www.stuff.co.nz/bay-of-plenty/300598431/no-room-at-the-inn-midwife-shortage-closes-bethlehem-birthing-centre

W/B Monday the 23rd of May 2022

 

Inquiry into racial injustice in maternity care – Birthrights

https://www.birthrights.org.uk/campaigns-research/racial-injustice/

 

Taskforce calls for targeted primary care interventions to tackle maternity inequalities – The BMJ

https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj.o1287

 

‘Irreversible stress’: Nearly 2,000 oppose move to suspend Cranham and Upminster midwifery service – Romford Recorder

https://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/health/2-000-petition-oppose-cranham-upminster-midwife-suspension-8981330

 

Health sector requires love and compassion, says former midwife – New Times

https://www.newtimes.co.rw/lifestyle/health-sector-requires-love-and-compassion-says-former-midwife

 

The Bath midwife who helps grieving parents with dignity and care – Somerset Live

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/bath-midwife-who-helps-grieving-7114829

 

NMC proposes changes to English language requirements – Nursing Times

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/professional-regulation/nmc-proposes-changes-to-english-language-requirements-20-05-2022/

Neilston: Kirsty Johnstone embarks on midwifery career – Barr Head News https://www.barrheadnews.com/news/20118841.neilston-kirsty-johnstone-embarks-midwifery-career/

 

Numbers of nurses and midwives leaving NHS highest for four years – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/may/18/numbers-of-nurses-and-midwives-leaving-nhs-highest-for-four-years

 

Thirteen babies born at home – and more planned – as trust sets up dedicated team – Armaghi.com

https://www.armaghi.com/news/armagh-news/thirteen-babies-born-at-home-and-more-planned-as-trust-sets-up-dedicated-team/168490

Maternity services at Nottingham Hospitals expected to remain ‘inadequate’ – Nottingham Post

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/maternity-services-nottingham-hospitals-expected-7104925

Police fail parents whose babies died in alleged negligence incident, more ‘victims’ come forward – Mail and Guardian Africa

https://mg.co.za/news/2022-05-23-police-fail-parents-who-babies-died-in-alleged-negligence-incident-more-victims-come-forward/

Investigation into death of two-day-old baby born at Burton Hospital – Staffordshire live

https://www.staffordshire-live.co.uk/news/burton-news/investigation-death-two-day-old-7098447

 

W/B Monday the 16th of May 2022

Highest number of new Fellows elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences from across the UK

“Demonstrating the team science principle that the Academy embodies, Professor Mary Renfrew FMedSci, the first midwife to be elected to the Academy, developed multidisciplinary collaborations which have had a profound impact on public health policy and midwifery practice nationally and internationally.”

Read here: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/more/news/highest-number-of-new-fellows-elected-to-the-academy-of-medical-sciences-from-across-the-uk

 

Bulgaria boasts Europe’s best Maternity Package – The HR Director

https://www.thehrdirector.com/business-news/employment/best-worst-european-countries-paid-maternity-leave/

 

Health board closes maternity wards at some of its hospitals for six months due to staff shortages – Wales Online

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/health-board-closes-maternity-services-23908248

 

Sinn Féin to table motion calling for maternity hospital to be built on State land – Irish Examiner

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40871045.html

 

Maternity charges in NHS widen health inequalities – THE BMJ

https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj-2022-071154.full?ijkey=bVNKSkGV5bHPgrw&keytype=ref

 

Revised visiting guidelines released for maternity and neonatal services in Wales – Wrexham

https://www.wrexham.com/news/revised-visiting-guidelines-released-for-maternity-and-neonatal-services-in-wales-218754.html

 

Fond farewell party for retiring midwife – Northern Times

https://www.northern-times.co.uk/news/fond-farewell-party-for-retiring-midwife-274990/

 

TVs Call the Midwife ‘very much what it was like back then’ – Express and Star

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/wolverhampton/2022/05/10/tvs-call-the-midwife-very-much-what-it-was-like-back-then/

 

Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery university places part of new £2.1m health boost – Belfast Telegraph

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/over-1300-nursing-and-midwifery-university-places-part-of-new-21m-health-boost-41641312.html

 

First-time mother inspired to become midwife after her ‘phenomenal’ experience – Express and Star

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/health/2022/05/10/first-time-mother-inspired-to-become-midwife-after-her-phenomenal-experience/

 

REF 2021: Allied health professions, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy – Times Higher Education

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/ref-2021-allied-health-professions-dentistry-nursing-and-pharmacy

 

W/B Monday the 9th of May 2022

 

Mariupol midwife: ‘They are not liberating us. It’s murder, plain and simple’ – ITV News

https://www.itv.com/news/2022-05-06/mariupol-midwife-they-are-not-liberating-us-its-murder-plain-and-simple

 

Senegal midwives go on trial in Louga over Astou Sokhna’s death – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-61335534

 

Apprenticeship to offer ‘new route’ into midwifery in North Cumbria – ITV News

https://www.itv.com/news/border/2022-05-05/new-midwifery-apprenticeship-in-north-cumbria

 

NHS boosts care for mums and babies as hundreds of international midwives recruited – Evening Express

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1606822/midwives-nhs-staffing-crisis-health\

 

Tommy Mallet told Georgia Kousoulou’s midwife ‘she’s not OK’ after staging intervention – OK

https://www.ok.co.uk/celebrity-news/tommy-mallet-intervention-georgia-kousoulou-26888406 

 

NHS boosts care for mums and babies as hundreds of international midwives recruited – NHS England

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2022/05/nhs-boosts-care-for-mums-and-babies-as-hundreds-of-international-midwives-recruited/

 

Midwives IDM – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nLog7wQ0dY

 

Reversing Roe vs Wade would shatter women’s rights – Financial Times

How Polish midwives help Ukrainian women fleeing their homes – WHO Europe
Parents of stillborn baby call for ‘trusted’ midwife to lead review into maternity scandal – Channel 4

https://www.channel4.com/news/parents-of-stillborn-baby-call-for-trusted-midwife-to-lead-review-into-maternity-scandal

 

‘Reasonable adjustments are everybody’s responsibility’ – Nursing Times

https://www.nursingtimes.net/students/reasonable-adjustments-are-everybodys-responsibility-05-05-2022/

 

Nursing leaders officially open new national nursing and midwifery test centre at Leeds General Infirmary – Yorkshire Evening Post

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/health/nursing-leaders-officially-open-new-national-nursing-and-midwifery-test-centre-at-leeds-general-infirmary-3682534

 

UAB relaunching nurse-midwifery program – WBRC

https://www.wbrc.com/2022/05/06/uab-relaunching-nurse-midwifery-program/

 

Government advised against compulsory purchase of new Maternity Hospital site – Irish times

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/government-advised-against-compulsory-purchase-of-new-maternity-hospital-site-1.4870279

 

Ockenden report shows need for proper investment in workforce planning – BMJ

https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj.o1119

 

Statement from Minister for Health to INMO’s Annual Delegate Conference – gov.ie

https://www.gov.ie/en/speech/530e1-statement-from-minister-for-health-to-inmos-annual-delegate-conference/

 

NMC further expands OSCE testing capacity with opening of fifth centre – Nursing Times

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/professional-regulation/nmc-further-expands-osce-testing-capacity-with-opening-of-fifth-centre-05-05-2022/

 

Boost to Ethiopia’s Midwifery Training Improves Maternal Care – All Africa

https://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00081937.html

 

Measures stressed for preventing death of women during pregnancy – Daily Times

https://dailytimes.com.pk/930087/measures-stressed-for-preventing-death-of-women-during-pregnancy/

 

How special uniforms for Indigenous midwives could improve outcomes for Indigenous mothers and babies – Women’s Agenda

https://womensagenda.com.au/life/health/a-new-initiative-is-providing-special-uniforms-for-indigenous-midwives-to-help-improve-infant-mortality-rates/

 

Investing in midwives is crucial for sustainable development – China Daily

http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202205/05/WS627315c3a310fd2b29e5a9be.html

 

31 students complete midwifery training in Kandahar, Afghanistan – Pajhwok Afghan News

https://pajhwok.com/2022/04/25/31-students-complete-midwifery-training-in-kandahar/

 

Minister of Indigenous Services Canada Issues Statement on the International Day of the Midwife – News Wire

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/minister-of-indigenous-services-canada-issues-statement-on-the-international-day-of-the-midwife-844711857.html

 

SWAH: No babies transferred during temporary neonatal closures – The Impartial reporter

https://www.impartialreporter.com/news/20119178.swah-no-babies-transferred-temporary-neonatal-closures/

 

Government advised against compulsory purchase of new Maternity Hospital site

– The Irish Times

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/government-advised-against-compulsory-purchase-of-new-maternity-hospital-site-1.4870279

W/B Monday the 2nd of May 2022

 

Trans women can give birth, Edinburgh Napier University midwifery students told
Epigenetic Cause Of Miscarriage Identified And Cured In Mice
Midwives are being taught at university how to help biological men with penises give birth
Gushiegu Nurses and Midwifery College battling with accommodation, transportation challenges – Principal
More Black people sought births outside hospitals in 2020, report finds
Princess Anne reveals pregnancy horror after accident left her fearing baby was ‘WEDGED’
Kate and Anne visit maternal healthcare colleges HQ
Poland
Medical University of Lublin: Where future nurses and midwives excel
Nurses and midwives among the highest leavers as 2,400 quit hospital trust in a year
Launch of the WHO Essential Childbirth Care Course

W/B Monday the 26th of April 2022

Bath’s RUH birthing centres and home births closure extended – BBC News: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-61173088

 

Too afraid to get out of bed in the morning – that’s how the a-c-t’s nursing and midwifery federation describes the state of staff at the dhulwa mental health unit. – Korea Herald:

http://www.koreaherald.com/global_insite/view.php?ud=x8a71xr

 

One year after regulations, the Yukon still has zero midwives – Yukon News: 

https://www.yukon-news.com/news/one-year-after-regulations-the-yukon-still-has-zero-midwives/

 

Royal Bolton: More than a dozen midwives lost over last year – The Bolton News:

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/20077702.royal-bolton-dozen-midwives-lost-last-year/

 

Job opportunity – Times Higher Education:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/listing/289733/head-of-the-school-of-nursing-and-midwifery/

 

Ambitious plans announced for the Nursing and Midwifery professions – Wales 247:

https://www.wales247.co.uk/ambitious-plans-announced-for-the-nursing-and-midwifery-professions

 

Six Senegalese midwives charged over pregnant woman’s death – Macau Business:

https://www.macaubusiness.com/six-senegalese-midwives-charged-over-pregnant-womans-death/

 

Nurses and midwives face three-quarter of a million pound student debt – Nursing Notes:

https://nursingnotes.co.uk/news/education/nurses-and-midwives-face-three-quarter-of-a-million-pound-student-debt/

 

Busy 24 hours at Vale of Leven Hospital as midwives deliver three babies – Daily Record: 

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/busy-24-hours-vale-leven-26757502

 

Midwife named among top research leads – in role traditionally performed by doctors – North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust – News Anyway:

https://www.newsanyway.com/2022/04/21/midwife-named-among-top-research-leads-in-role-traditionally-performed-by-doctors-north-tees-and-hartlepool-nhs-foundation-trust/

 

‘I Heard Things That Will Stay With Me For The Rest Of My Days’ – Donna Ockenden On Why Maternity Care In The UK Must Improve – Grazia Daily:

https://graziadaily.co.uk/life/in-the-news/ockenden-report-shropshire-maternity-care-failings-midwives/

 

W/B Monday the 18th of April 2022

 

Yorkshire Midwives on Call, BBC2, review: Childbirth as it is in real life – miraculous and entirely normal

https://inews.co.uk/culture/television/yorkshire-midwives-on-call-bbc2-review-1581066

 

Pregnancies fell in 2020 for fifth year in a row, data shows 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/office-for-national-statistics-experts-london-england-wales-b2057984.html 

 

Number of midwives in Worcestershire increases 

https://www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/20069616.number-midwives-worcestershire-increases/ 

 

Midwife puts focus on Black maternal health 

https://www.today.com/video/midwives-shine-light-on-inequalities-in-healthcare-137715269652 

 

BBC’s Yorkshire Midwives on Call to start on Easter Monday 

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/20068938.bbcs-yorkshire-midwives-call-start-easter-monday/ 

 

Hospital staff instructed to ‘cry privately’ as they reach breaking-point 

https://nursingnotes.co.uk/news/workforce/hospital-staff-instructed-to-cry-privately-as-they-reach-breaking-point/ 

 

How Zambia has reduced maternal deaths by 300 per cent in 16 years 

https://reliefweb.int/report/zambia/how-zambia-has-reduced-maternal-deaths-300-cent-16-years 

 

In this refugee camp, midwives have delivered over 14,000 babies with zero maternal deaths 

https://reliefweb.int/report/jordan/refugee-camp-midwives-have-delivered-over-14000-babies-zero-maternal-deaths 

 

The Ward Round: Midwifery in crisis 

https://www.hsj.co.uk/expert-briefings/the-ward-round-midwifery-in-crisis/7032295.article 

 

This cult of the ‘normal’ birth is dangerous 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/columnists/2022/04/13/cult-normal-birth-exists-lives-mothers-babies-danger/ 

 

Nurses and midwives invited to recruitment event for Sandwell hospitals 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/columnists/2022/04/13/cult-normal-birth-exists-lives-mothers-babies-danger/ 

 

The Times view on dangerous maternity care: Safer Births 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-times-view-on-dangerous-maternity-care-safer-births-p3hmwtndl 

 

Huge drop in midwives’ morale amid Ockenden fallout 

https://www.hsj.co.uk/workforce/huge-drop-in-midwives-morale-amid-ockenden-fallout/7032277.article 

 

Two unvaccinated new mums die from covid weeks after having babies in Staffordshire 

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/black-country/two-unvaccinated-new-mums-die-23664872 

 

Is this childbirth’s #MeToo moment? 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/04/13/childbirths-metoo-moment/ 

 

The Momnibus Bill: What’s In It, What It Will Do & How it Will Help End the Black Maternal Healthcare Crisis 

https://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/2553794/momnibus-bill-maternal-healthcare-crisis/ 

 

Nearly Half of Rural Hospitals Lose Money on Childbirth Services 

https://dailyyonder.com/nearly-half-of-rural-hospitals-lose-money-on-childbirth-services/2022/04/13/ 

 

Scots consultants demand urgent action over anti-abortion protests that ‘bully patients’ 

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scots-consultants-demand-urgent-action-26710376 

 

What is a rainbow baby? 

https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/09/what-is-a-rainbow-baby-2-16432845/ 

 

North East NHS trust removes ‘normal births’ midwife job advert after campaigners raise concerns 

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/health/northumbria-midwife-advert-normal-births-23644865

 

W/B Monday the 11th of April 2022

 

MIDWIFERY NEWS

BBC’s Yorkshire Midwives on Call: Bradford team and families filmed for new series – Telegraph & Argus: https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/20056964.bbcs-yorkshire-midwives-call-bradford-team-families-filmed-new-series/

 

‘Disappointing’ to have no nursing or midwifery member on new Covid advisory group, INMO says – TheJournal.ie: https://www.thejournal.ie/inmo-disappointed-covid-advisory-group-5734558-Apr2022/

 

Miscarriage: Tens of thousands have PTSD symptoms – BBC News: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-60941650

 

The (home) baby boom: why more women are shunning hospital births – The Metro: https://metro.co.uk/2022/04/11/yorkshire-midwives-on-call-why-women-are-shunning-hospital-births-16417597/

 

The Ockenden review and women’s health in the UK – The Lancet: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)00654-7/fulltext

 

Royal visit for Inverurie maternity unit from HRH The Princess Royal – Grampian Online:  https://www.grampianonline.co.uk/news/royal-visit-for-inverurie-maternity-unit-271079/

 

Warnings over surge in listeriosis cases – RCM: https://www.rcm.org.uk/news-views/news/2022/warnings-over-surge-in-listeriosis-cases/

 

Warning over deadly listeria outbreak linked to smoked fish as 12 Brits fall ill – The Mirror: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/warning-over-deadly-listeria-outbreak-26642304

 

Woman (45) who claimed she suffered brain damage at birth awarded €5m – Breaking News ie: https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/woman-45-who-claimed-she-suffered-brain-damage-at-birth-awarded-e5m-1286664.html

 

The role of the natural birth movement in the NHS maternity scandal is being ignored – iNews: https://inews.co.uk/opinion/the-role-of-the-natural-birth-movement-in-the-nhs-maternity-scandal-is-being-ignored-1558556

 

Maternal death due to COVID-19 and high BMI: A case report from Hamadan, Iran -Online Library: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ccr3.5704

 

Serena Williams Opened Up About Nurses Dismissing Her Medical Concerns After Giving Birth And It’s A Harrowing Reflection Of Racial Bias In Medicine — Buzz Feed: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniesoteriou/serena-williams-ignored-nurses-childbirth-black-women

 

“I want nursing and midwifery to be the most attractive career choices for health professionals” – Wrexham.com: https://www.wrexham.com/news/i-want-nursing-and-midwifery-to-be-the-most-attractive-career-choices-for-health-professionals-217670.html

 

Head of midwifery and chief nurse at Rotherham NHS Trust offers “heartfelt condolences” to families affected by Ockenden review – The Star:  https://www.thestar.co.uk/health/head-of-midwifery-and-chief-nurse-at-rotherham-nhs-trust-offers-heartfelt-condolences-to-families-affected-by-ockenden-review-3641073

 

‘Most maternity care failings haven’t been exposed yet’ – The Week: https://www.theweek.co.uk/instant-opinion/956318/most-maternity-care-failings-havent-been-exposed-yet

 

Lagan Valley: Mother of stillborn boy ‘did not feel safe in unit’ –  BBC News: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-60960265

 

London Ambulance Service consultant midwife receives MBE at Windsor Castle – London Ambulance: https://www.londonambulance.nhs.uk/2022/04/01/london-ambulance-service-consultant-midwife-receives-mbe-at-windsor-castle/

 

Midwifery a candidate for UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list – Cyprus Mail: https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/04/05/midwifery-a-candidate-for-unescos-intangible-cultural-heritage-list/

 

 

W/B Monday the 4th of April 2022

MIDWIFERY NEWS

 

The midwife crisis demands action — before it is too late – The New Statesman

 

Ockenden Report PDF file – FINAL

 

Shrewsbury maternity scandal: Better care might have saved 201 babies – BBC News

 

Pregnant women to be offered first test to help diagnose pre-eclampsia – NICE

 

Parent charity NCT deletes natural birth guidance that says ‘mothers will be more satisfied’ – iNews

 

Ben Mee interview: ‘The premature birth of my daughter was scary, but the NHS staff were incredible’ – iNews

 

Mum whose baby died at Shrewsbury Hospital claims midwives ‘refused to see her’ – The Mirror

 

NHS maternity scandal probe boss warns similar tragedies could happen at other hospitals – The Mirror

 

New intervention decreases cesarean rate and improves maternal blood loss – Medical Express

 

Midwifery-led births paused for safety review a week after Royal College of Midwives demands more investment and staff – follows Donna Ockenden Report – NewsLetter

 

Lack of gender balance in interview panel for Rotunda Hospital master was ‘a spectacular own goal’ – Independent.ie

 

37 Military Nursing and Midwifery Training College admits students – Graphic Online

 

Women and babies remain at risk of unsafe NHS care, experts warn – The Guardian

 

New video explains why stillbirth is not the mother’s fault – Newcastle University, Australia

 

Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust ‘failed to investigate, learn and improve’ says report – Sky News

 

Ockenden Report: Safe staffing and accountability among ‘must-do’ improvements – Shropshire Star

 

Ockenden report exposes failures in leadership, teamwork, and listening to patients – The BMJ

 

The 15 areas of ‘immediate action’ Ockenden report demands to improve NHS maternity care – ITV News

 

Ockenden report: statement by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care – gov.uk

 

Top midwife says maternity staff shortage makes it ‘increasingly more difficult’ to provide safe care – iNews

 

Lagan Valley: South Eastern Trust pausing births at midwife-led unit – BBC News

 

Taliban tortured and killed midwife in Mazar-e-Sharif – Rawa Runews

 

Midwife brutally murdered in Afghanistan – Qatar Tribune

 

Seek preconception care services – Ghana News

 

Royal visit for Inverurie maternity unit from HRH The Princess Royal – Grampian Online

 

 

W/B Monday the 28th of March 2022

MIDWIFERY NEWS

 

NHS announces £127 million maternity boost for patients and families – NHS England

 

Same Weymouth Midwife Who Delivered Parents Delivers Their Baby – Patch

 

Former Welsh rugby player helps Jersey mums get fit – BBC News

 

‘What I learned during my 42 years as a neonatal nurse’ – Irish Examiner

 

 

W/B Monday the 21st of March 2022

MIDWIFERY NEWS

Protection of perinatal mental health during the war in Ukraine – The Lancet

Jennie Joseph: Women of the Year – TIME Magazine

WHO issues new guidelines on abortion to help countries deliver lifesaving care – WHO

Reduction in severe perineal tearing when two midwives are present during childbirth – Eurekalert

Money for digital transformation supports improvements in maternity care in Worcestershire – Evesham Observer

In Nunavut, a push to blend traditional Inuit birthing practices with modern doula care – The Globe and Mail

David Beckham hands his Instagram Stories account to doctor in Ukraine – The Guardian

NHS to encourage older midwives to stay on and become ‘mentors’ to younger colleagues rather than retiring early – The Daily Mail 

Midwife says she’s ‘so happy to be back’ after a 20 year break from the NHS – Heart News

 

 

W/B Monday the 14th of March 2022

MIDWIFERY NEWS

 

New WHO abortion guidelines pivotal to end unsafe abortions globally – RCOG

Doctors from across NHS gather drugs and equipment to take to Ukraine – The Guardian

Midwives ‘guilty of misconduct’ over Shropshire baby’s death – BBC News

 

Mum gives birth to 10lb baby weighing as much as a bag of potatoes with no pain relief – Metro

 

Ukraine war: Three dead as maternity hospital hit by Russian air strike – BBC News

 

Families ‘frustrated’ at delay in publication of maternity scandal report – The Guardian

 

 

Meet the midwife daring in conflict zones – Nation Africa

 

 

Tributes to ‘one in a million’ Gwynedd midwife who ‘dedicated her life to helping others’ – MSN News

 

 

BBC1’s Call The Midwife’s Helen George opens up about the pregnancy condition cholestasis – Coventry Telegraph

 

 

Tomah nurse midwife excited for Uganda medical mission – The Journal

 

 

These Devoted Amazonian Midwives Are Keeping Traditional Birthing Rituals Alive – Vogue

 

I had an abortion – and my experience shows how broken the UK system truly is – The Independent

W/B Monday the 7th of March 2022

MIDWIFERY NEWS

 

Voices: The surprisingly significant environmental benefits of breastfeeding – Yahoo News

 

Top midwife says sorry for lives lost to ‘normal birth’ drive – The Times £

 

The final push: Feminism on the labour ward – Press and Journal

 

The Impact of COVID-19 on Breastfeeding Rates in a Low-Income Population – NCBI

 

Obstetrician Neel Shah Joined the Telehealth Revolution – Wall Street Journal

 

Humanitarian aid is urgently needed to help the 80,000 babies that will be born in war-torn Ukraine in the next 3 months, say women’s health experts – Business Insider

 

Russia war: Hundreds of surrogate mothers, babies and embryos stuck in Ukraine leaving UK couples in turmoil – iNews

 

Russian invasion hits Ukraine’s booming surrogacy industry. What happens to birth mothers and their babies? – FirstPost

 

In Kyiv, babies are being born into the maw of hell – The Telegraph £

 

Parents united with baby born through surrogacy thank Ukrainian people – IrishTimes

 

Mothers cradle hours-old babies in makeshift bomb shelter beneath Ukraine hospital – The Mirror

 

Ukrainian baby born in hospital bunker after Russian missile shatters maternity ward – The Independent

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: #BREAKTHEBIAS – International Confederation of Midwives

 

Midwife-supported home births scrapped in Guernsey – BBC News

 

Nursing and midwifery vacancies in Scotland reach record high – Nursing Standard

 

#NursesforPeace: How nurses can support colleagues in Ukraine – Nursing Times

 

W/B Monday the 28th of February 2022

MIDWIFERY NEWS

RCM Statement following BBC Panorama programme on maternity services at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital Trust

New taskforce to level-up maternity care and tackle disparities

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-taskforce-to-level-up-maternity-care-and-tackle-disparities

Black Women Have Been Dying In Childbirth, Why Has A Taskforce Taken This Long?

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/maternity-taskeforce-five-times-more_uk_621606e7e4b0d1388f0d1815

Maternal mortality rates increased during 1st year of COVID pandemic: CDC https://abcnews.go.com/Health/maternal-mortality-rates-increased-1st-year-covid-pandemic/story?id=83061990

(Full Report) https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/maternal-mortality/2020/E-stat-Maternal-Mortality-Rates-2022.pdf

Maternal mortality trends in Spain during the 2000-2018 period: the role of maternal origin

https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-022-12686-z

Globetrotting midwife teaches the next generation to deliver Welsh babies

https://www.wales247.co.uk/globetrotting-midwife-teaches-the-next-generation-to-deliver-welsh-babies

Calls to end migrant maternity charge over safety fears

https://www.independentnurse.co.uk/news/calls-to-end-migrant-maternity-charge-over-safety-fears/244582/

PHA: New research highlights essential role of nurses and midwives across Northern Ireland

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/health/coronavirus/nurses-have-played-an-absolutely-essential-role-throughout-the-pandemic-3582942

Covid-19: Rise in ‘free birthing’ blamed on midwife shortage

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/300517915/covid19-rise-in-free-birthing-blamed-on-midwife-shortage

Midwifery: The fulcrum for humanising childbirth in India

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/voices/midwifery-the-fulcrum-for-humanising-childbirth-in-ind

How Zambia has reduced maternal deaths by 300 per cent in 16 years

https://reliefweb.int/report/zambia/how-zambia-has-reduced-maternal-deaths-300-cent-16-years

Treatment of newborns with jaundice is a first for hospital

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/wolverhampton/2022/02/24/treatment-of-newborns-with-jaundice-is-a-first-for-hospital/

New mums more isolated than ever at East Lancashire hospitals during Covid-19

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/19940073.new-mums-isolated-ever-east-lancashire-hospitals-covid-19/

Black History Month: Honoring the work of a Virginia midwife named a ‘town hero’

https://www.nbc12.com/2019/02/20/black-history-month-honoring-work-virginia-midwife-named-town-hero/

‘This is spiritual’: Community supports Richmond doula studying to be a midwife

https://www.nbc12.com/2022/02/23/this-is-spiritual-community-supports-richmond-doula-studying-be-midwife/

Trained midwives switch gear to provide affordable mom-and-baby spas at home

https://www.thejakartapost.com/culture/2022/02/22/trained-midwives-switch-gear-to-provide-affordable-mom-and-baby-spas-at-home.html

‘Twosday’ twins born in Leicester on 22/2/22

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-60493643

 

W/B Monday the 21st of February 2022

MIDWIFERY NEWS

How $10 radios and taxi bikes are helping to end the mutilation of girls – The Guardian

 

Midwifery: The fulcrum for humanising childbirth in India – India Times

 

The Bias Trap – A Way Forward – South East Clinical Networks

 

BANGOR UNIVERSITY’S MIDWIFERY PROGRAMME PRAISED FOR RETAINING UNICEF ACCREDITATION – The Bangor Aye

 

New mums in Cumbria feel less alone now than during lockdown according to survey – News and Star

 

Abandon ‘normal birth’ targets, hospitals in England told – The Guardian

 

Pregnant women’s vaccination protects baby from Covid – study – The Guardian

 

SNP MP Angela Crawley urges UK Government to follow Northern Ireland’s paid miscarriage leave – The Herald

 

The tragic human toll of Poland’s abortion ban that forces women to give birth to seriously ill babies – The Telegraph £

 

National survey reveals positive feedback for UHMBT maternity services – NWE Mail

 

‘Time is running out’ to make telemedical abortion service permanent, providers warn – Politics.co.uk

 

Florida House Passes GOP 15-Week Abortion Ban – Huff Post

 

Dorset County Hospital’s Maternity Unit one of best in country – Dorset Echo

 

Baby kept in electric blanket 24-hrs a day to treat jaundice – Birmingham Mail

 

National Maternity Hospital: Our Maternity Hospital Group Issues Challenge to Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan – Hot Press.com

 

TikTok is losing it over this video of what Braxton Hicks contractions actually look like – Yahoo

 

Cultural birthing practices are what Indigenous women need, it’s time we invested – The Guardian

 

W/B Monday the 14th of February 2022

MIDWIFERY NEWS

Caesareans or vaginal births: should mothers or medics have the final say? – The Guardian

 

Call to tackle racism in the NHS after study suggests discrimination ‘negatively impacts’ millions of patients – Daily Mail

 

‘The maternity ward felt dangerous – we were so short-staffed I had to work after my miscarriage’ – The Telegraph

 

At least 7,469 research nurses and midwives across the UK and Ireland, new census reveals – NIHR

 

Chris Whitty tells NHS staff it is their ‘professional duty’ to get the Covid vaccine – iNews

(Letter PDF: https://nursingnotes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FLAYWwRXwAAe4G8.pdf)

 

Maternity care failing to reach vulnerable women, report finds – Nursing in Practice

(Original report: https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1471-0528.17044)

 

The Irish Times view on the National Maternity Hospital: Potential for progress – The Irish Times

 

Edinburgh’s lost maternity hospital where ‘half of the city’ was born – Edinburgh live

 

Is chipping away at transparency the best way to deal with maternity leave discrimination? – The Independent

 

Mum who was told to take a pay cut after maternity leave wins £61,000 in damages – The Mirror

 

‘Her life was in danger’: Woman forced to give birth on dual carriageway speaks of maternity failure – ITV News

 

Degree apprenticeship breathes new life into careers of aspiring midwives – Express and Star

 

CQC NEWS:

National statistics Maternity survey 2021

Many women still positive about their maternity care – but pandemic impacted on choice and involvement and increased concerns about postnatal support

Pregnant in a Pandemic : What does the NHS Maternity Survey 2021 tell us about maternity care during the pandemic?

Women give Oxford University Hospitals positive feedback in Maternity Survey

RUH’s maternity teams praised for their care in latest national survey

New mums give Princess Alexandra Hospital’s maternity team improved rating

Northumbria Healthcare bucks national trend with positive feedback on postnatal care

 

W/B Monday the 7th of February 2022

 

Professor Jenny Gamble on Language of reproduction – Woman’s Hour

 

Integrating female genital mutilation content into nursing and midwifery curricula: a practical guide – WHO

 

Why is there a global shortage of midwives and what needs to be done about it? – Equal Times

 

UWS midwifery course applications soar amid concern over uni access – The Herald

 

NMC’s response to Woman’s Place UK – Nursing and Midwifery Council

 

Nursing and Midwifery Council council keeps faith in Stonewall – The Times

 

Midwife who has delivered 5,500 babies in 42 years says her job saved her life – Wales Online

 

No, The Covid Vaccine Does Not Impact The Outcomes Of IVF – The Huffpost

 

Increasing access to treatment for common maternal mental health problems could have a net benefit of half a billion pounds – London School of Economics

 

Train health visitors and midwives in maternal mental health, say experts – Nursing in Practice

 

Poaching nurses from poorer counties raises serious ethical questions – Nursing Notes

 

 

W/B Monday the 24th of January 2022

 

Covid news – live: Javid announces U-turn on mandatory NHS jabs, but ‘makes no apology’ for original plans

Labour backs the U-turn – after it had agreed to making jabs mandatory for NHS workers

 

Female footballers in England get maternity cover after landmark change

 

 

Woman says her mother’s instinct saved unborn baby’s life

Jemma Austin had a gut feeling that something wasn’t quite right

 

If you don’t like it, go private: what my maternity clinic said over scans delay

 

Sundance prize goes to ‘Midwives’ — about a Buddhist midwife and her Muslim apprentice

 

Record numbers of women reach 30 child-free in England and Wales

In 1971, just 18% of 30-year-olds had no children – today the figure has risen to 50%, reports the ONS

 

MILITARY MOM REVEALS WHAT HER MATERNITY UNIFORM LOOKS LIKE: ‘MORE PRACTICAL THAN MOST MATERNITY CLOTHES 

 

W/B Monday the 24th of January 2022

 

Freebirth: ‘Giving birth without medical help felt safer’

A woman says she chose to give birth at home without medical assistance because it felt like the safest option.

 

Mum donates milk after stillbirth to help poorly babies

A mum-of-three who donated her breast milk after her second child was stillborn said it helped her to feel “there was an imprint on the world from her”.

 

Professional midwifery advocates: delivering restorative clinical supervision

The statutory regulation of midwifery which stipulated that midwives should receive clinical supervision ended on 31 March 2017. This model has been replaced by A-EQUIP – Advocating for Education and Quality Improvement – which is led by professional midwifery advocates

 

Work Stress Made Me Self-Harm: The Grim State Of UK Midwifery

Leah* is a 27-year-old midwife with six years’ experience. But the stress of the job has forced her to take a step back

 

Boris Johnson may have to pause dismissals of unjabbed NHS staff over vaccine mandate or face the sack himself

The first glimmer of a change of heart came this week from the PM himself, but few noticed

 

Pregnant women endangered by stretched maternity wards, whistleblower says

Women and babies are potentially being put in danger by stretched and understaffed maternity wards, a whistleblower has told Channel 4 News.

 

Placements help pandemic response

Around 12,000 students support healthcare delivery.

 

Now even the word ‘maternity’ is facing a ban at Britain’s ‘wokest’ university after diversity chiefs said the term was now ‘problematic’ and ‘exclusionary’

Britain’s ‘wokest’ university is facing claims that its staff objected to the use of the word ‘maternity’ and allowed men identifying as women to use its campus swimming pool.

 

‘Babies at risk’ as NHS faces losing nearly one in 10 midwives over mandatory jabs

The NHS could be forced to dismiss almost 2,000 midwives by the government’s mandatory vaccination policy, amid warnings from a former chief nurse of England that mothers and babies will be put at risk.

 

W/B Monday the 17th of January 2022

 

MP calls for halt to declining midwife numbers as she announces she is pregnant

Siobhan Baillie told the Commons that the number of midwives in England has ‘fallen year on year’.

 

Scotland decision to delay IVF services for unvaccinated women over Covid risk branded ‘inhumane’

Jackie Baillie MSP, Scottish Labour’s health spokeswoman, said Scottish Government should rethink their position urgently

 

Breastfeeding linked to lower heart disease risk for mothers

Breastfeeding has already been linked to a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, ovarian cancer and breast cancer

 

Woman’s Hour – Midwives refusing the vaccine, Spiking inquiry, 50 years of diet & fitness with Rosemary Conley, Slam poetry

 

Blue Monday 

The first episode of Maternity and Midwifery Hour takes a timely look at strategies and techniques you can adopt to boost your own wellbeing and that of your colleagues, helping you to move into 2022 stronger and more supported.

 

Midwives in the NHS

Volume 707: debated on Monday 17 January 2022

 

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