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News Headlines 2022 Stay abreast of key messages and developments and ensure you stay in touch with your peers. Refresh this each week to find the latest headlines picked out by the Maternity and Midwifery Forum’s editorial team. W/B Monday the 20th of June 2022   Most midwives cannot access......
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Midwives in Focus: Surviving & Thriving in Midwifery

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In this article Dr Sally Pezaro provides information and encourages us to be involved in an exciting global initiative for the Nursing Now Challenge. As a midwife dedicated to the profession, I have always been keen to undertake big and bold projects which really make a global positive impact on......
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THINK hands and no kisses: preventing Neonatal Herpes

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THINK hands and no kisses: preventing Neonatal Herpes Neonatal herpes is a serious infection, which, in some cases, can be fatal. In this article Sarah de Malplaquet, CEO and Founder of Kit Tarka Foundation, explains the current campaign and the development of the charity, following the preventable death of her......
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Preventing alcohol-related harm in 2022

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In recent years the month of January has been labelled Dry January in attempt to encourage people to have a break from alcohol. But what about pregnant women and what are the effects of the consumption of alcohol on the unborn baby? In this article researchers, Dr Lisa Schölin and......
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Why are pregnant women in prison?

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In this article Maria Garcia de Frutos (main author)**, Dr Rona Epstein and Dr Geraldine Brown discuss the question of those who are pregnant being placed in prisons. They present their new research report and argue for different services to be provided. Why are pregnant women in prison? About 600......
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Maternity Care: Where are we going now the world has changed, and how will we get there?

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The world changing global Covid19 pandemic has thrown us all, everywhere, into an existential crisis. For midwives and all of us working in and with maternity services, the responsibility of this crisis is profound. Not only does our care in this pandemic have an impact on present generations, but our......
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Cervical cancer prevention: the role of the midwife

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In this blog Hannah Wright, Policy & Public Affairs Assistant at Jo’s Cervical Cancer trust encourages midwives to support in cervical cancer prevention   January 17th – 23rd marks Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness of HPV vaccination, cervical screening, and treatment for cervical cell changes.......
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Blue Monday

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Twitter: MidwivesInMind Instagram: MidwivesInMind Tina South is ¼ of MidwivesinMind, alongside her like-minded team of midwives, Kara Davies, Stacey Keane and Julie Roberts (We come as a four!) Monday 17th January 2022, is not your average Monday, and although in the current midwifery climate, it might be a ‘Manic Monday’,......
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Maternity Decisions: Being Induced

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In this blog Sophie Randall, Director of the Patient Information Forum, discusses the report of a recent survey about information given to women and birthing people about induction of labour. She highlights the top suggestions given for improving information and points to resources to help health professionals in providing appropriate......