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Nutrition and eating well from pre-conception to age five

Debra
– Firststeps Nutrition
First Steps Nutrition Trust: Celebrating 10 years providing independent, evidence-based information on nutrition and eating well from pre-conception to age five to support the work of UK health care professionals First Steps Nutrition Trust is a UK-focused, independent public health nutrition charity predominantly working in the early years. We’re 10......
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Midwifery students’ experiences of being bullied on placement

Debra
Midwifery students' experiences of being bullied on placement
Bullying and mistreatment of students, and other members of the maternity team, has been an ongoing challenge across health services, both nationally and abroad. Tanya Capper, a midwifery educationalist from Australia, presents a study on the experiences of student midwives on clinical placement in the UK. The process of the......
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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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Virtual Conference: Group B Strep in Pregnancy & Babies

Paul
Group B Strep in Pregnancy and Babies Virtual Conference
The Group B Strep in Pregnancy & Babies Virtual Conference takes place on Wednesday 2nd June 2021. View the full programme here and book your conference tickets here. Group B Strep is usually a harmless bacterium and carrying it has no symptoms. However, when passed to a baby around birth,......