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Climate Change for Maternity and Midwifery

Debra
Climate Change for Maternity & Midwifery
A hostile environment is growing towards midwifery. Death threats on social media to the General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives. Royal Colleges write to the Times deploring abuse of staff. Midwives and their allies need to support the RCM and their General Secretary Gill Walton. How has it......
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The Student Midwife Experience Festival | 10 November 2021

Debra
The Student Midwife Experience Festival
Visit the Student Midwife Experience website. The 1st National Student Midwife Experience Festival takes place on Wednesday 10 November online and with a networking hub and exhibition in Manchester. Created with student midwives for student midwives and brought to you by The Student Midwife Journal, All4Maternity, The Nursing and Midwifery......
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Midwifery staffing shortage: midwives voices

Debra
Midwifery staffing shortage: midwives voices
Photo courtesy of Unsplash A few weeks ago I posted a blog that discussed midwifery staffing shortage. It provoked an unprecedented response from midwives in the UK highlighting some of the current challenges they face. It seemed only right to follow up on that article, especially since another news report......
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The Hepatitis-B Antenatal Screening and selective neonatal immunisation quality improvement project: improving the quality of care of women with hepatitis B in pregnancy and their babies

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The hepatitis B antenatal screening and selective neonatal immunisation quality improvement project
Photo courtesy Mat Napo on Unsplash This programme is unique in the childhood immunisation programme because actually what we are doing here is vaccinating these babies against a disease to which they have already been exposed so the timeliness of these vaccines is absolutely vital. A review of the hepatitis......
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World Breastfeeding Week 2021

Debra
World Breastfeeding Week
Photo courtesy Public Health England World Breastfeeding Week aims to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to both the health and welfare of babies, as well as a wider push for maternal health, focusing on good nutrition, poverty reduction and food security. The event is organised every year......
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Midwifery Education Practice in Uganda

Debra
Midwifery Education Practice in Uganda
Bike ambulance driver Grace Kakyo transports a patient in northern Uganda. Photo courtesy CA Bikes Alternatives to traditional ambulances are improving health access In the absence of an ambulance, patients — especially women in labor — have challenges accessing the nearest health facility. In some districts in Africa, women travel......
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Conversations around race, racism and ’unconscious bias’

Debra
Conversations around race, racism and ’unconscious bias’
There have been a number of reports over the past year pointing to poor outcomes for black and brown women during pregnancy and childbirth. Benash Nazmeen, Specialist cultural liaison midwife and Illyin Morrison, founder of Mixing up motherhood, discuss the race, rhetoric and “unconscious bias” across maternity services. They explore......
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Featured ‘Another Listen’ : Demands for respectful care across global maternity services

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‘Another Listen’ : Demands for respectful care across global maternity services
Kay King, Executive Director for the White Ribbon Alliance in the UK, highlights the work of the global “What Women Want Campaign” and points to the in depth “Another Listen” report. This gives insightful responses of women’s expectations for humanised and respectful care across the world. In the most recent......
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Breastfeeding During the Pandemic

Paul
Breastfeeding during the pandemic
Breastfeeding rates in the UK are some of the lowest, globally, and the challenges posed to new parents have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many support groups for those breastfeeding disappeared overnight, and a lack of face-to-face support from both peer, charity, and professional supports developed. However, data published......