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Visit The Practising Midwife online and Prepare for practice with our interactive eLearning modules, Develop your practice, skills and knowledge by reading our expert articles and Share – stay in touch and up-to-date with our community zone and blogs.

Read the Article of the Month and test your knowledge and understanding with the accompanying continuing professional development module. Qualified midwives can use these resources to prepare for annual appraisal and revalidation, and student midwives will find them invaluable for increasing their insight into this unique profession.

This month’s featured article looks at the care of Mothers in immigration detention: the most vulnerable and the hardest to reach from the perspective of two midwives who worked as volunteers to support the health rights of people in immigration detention. They describe the experience as one of the most rewarding things either had ever done, but the setting of the infamous Yarl’s Wood centre, one of the most tragic either had ever worked in.

The featured eLearning module, Midwifery support for asylum seekers and refugees covers the considerations necessary to provide holistic, sensitive and woman-centred midwifery care for women who are seeking asylum or who have refugee status. This resource also includes asylum-seekers’ and refugees’ basic legal and health-related rights.

The Practising Midwife online also features a Midwifery A-Z – your go-to reference source for definitions and explanations of the terms commonly used in midwifery practice and the conditions you are likely to encounter. Each entry contains links to the latest guidance, recommendations for further reading, and highlights relevant articles from our extensive archive. Already one of the most popular sections of the website, the Midwifery A-Z is freely available to any practising or student midwife.

Anyone can view the Featured Article and Module each month, and the Midwifery A-Z but to access full text articles and other eLearning modules you need to subscribe. Click here to find the subscription package that suits you, and start your subscription today.