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Celebrating the public health role of midwives: the smoking cessation midwife

Paul
The role of the midwife has certainly expanded since I started my training in 1981 and I continue to be amazed at the wonderful work my colleagues engage with. Sarah Leach, is one such midwife who ‘goes the extra mile’ when it comes to giving good care. Sarah decided to......
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“You shouldn’t have to feel you’re pushing your pregnancy aside…”

James Pubus
“Even when you account for ethnicity, substance misuse, smoking – an out-of-home [situation] or housing instability leads to a low birth-weight baby.”   Being pregnant whilst homeless throws up a unique set of challenges. Pregnant women who become homeless have priority need for accommodation, according to government guidance, but problems......