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The FiveXMore and Birthrights reports: individual and systemic racism

Debra
This week two key reports on the experiences of Black and Brown women and staff in maternity services has gathered much attention in the UK press this week. Dr Jenny Hall presents the content and considers the implications. _______________________________________________________________   Racism strongly exists in UK maternity services. The clarity of this......
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MATFLIX- education packages for midwives and maternity services

Debra
MATFLIX- education packages for midwives and maternity services If you have been following the Maternity and Midwifery forum for a while, or new to it, you will have seen the logo for MATFLIX and may not have had the time to find out more. The title is a nod to......
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Continuity of Carer in Worcestershire

Debra
Continuity of Carer
Continuity of Carer is where you are cared for by a team of six to eight midwives with a named midwife allocated to your care. This midwife and her team will follow you throughout your pregnancy from booking to delivery and into early days of parenthood. In this presentation, Caitlin......
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Saving Lives, Improving Mother’s Care- MBRRACE Confidential Enquiry 2017-2019

Debra
Dr Jenny Hall summarises the latest MBRRACE Confidential Enquiry, highlighting important aspects for midwives to take on board to prevent further maternal deaths in the future. During November MBRRACE released the next confidential enquiry on maternal deaths and morbidities across the UK for the years 2017-2019. This follows a previous......
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Midwifery in the media: is anyone going to take notice?  

Debra
Dr Jenny Hall
It has been a week of UK midwives in the news. Sunday’s “March for Midwives” has been headline news across many local and national media outlets, even hitting some international press outlets. Organised by a team of doulas, birth supporters, lay-people and health professionals (see Kay King’s blog on this......
Midwifery Sector News

Better Births – Five years on

Paul
Better Births Five Year Review
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......
Midwifery Sector News

Challenging racism across the maternity services

Paul
Challenging Racism
In recent months the circumstances around inequality and race have been at the forefront of our minds. The deaths in the United States of black men at the hands of police has caused huge distress and spawned protests across the world, as images were flashed across the internet. In the......
Midwifery Sector News

COVID-19 lockdown and the emerging impact on pregnancy

Paul
Pregnancy in COVID-19
As I write, the so called “easing of lockdown” is taking place in the UK, following the devastation of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Over this time researchers and policy makers have worked together to gather data and undertake research to establish how the outbreak has impacted on women who have......
Midwifery Sector News

Sign our petition! A Chief Midwifery Officer for every country

Paul
Following the appointment of Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE as the first Chief Midwifery Officer for England, an international group of midwives are calling on every country to follow suit, including each of the devolved governments in the UK. When announcing the first occupant of the England wide role, NHS chief......
Videos

Risky teaching? Using creative methods to explore professional learning in midwifery education

Paul
Dr Jenny Hall, Independent Midwifery Educator and Researcher gives a presentation discussing “Risky teaching? Using creative methods to explore professional learning in midwifery education” at the International Maternity Expo 2019. Find out more about International Maternity Expo: internationalmaternityexpo.com/...