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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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Gestational Diabetes in Black and Asian communities: creation of a pregnancy recipe book

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There is currently a public health concern around the increase of Type 2 diabetes in the UK after gestational diabetes. In this article Laura Bridle, perinatal mental health midwife at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS foundation trust, describes the development of a culturally sensitive recipe book to aid prevention across......
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Silence is Never Golden- Midwives and women speaking out

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In the recent Ockenden report about a UK maternity trust it was pointed out that midwives and staff had been prevented from speaking out. In this article Kathryn Gutteridge, Consultant Midwife and psychotherapist, discusses the issues of speaking out in the current health climate.   Silence is Never Golden- Midwives......
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MATFLIX- education packages for midwives and maternity services

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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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Humanising childbirth in the aftermath of the Final Ockenden Report

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Humanising childbirth in the aftermath of the Final Ockenden Report: continuity of relationship and listening to women, partners, and families Standing back, taking a considered view, and thinking about how we might build on the Final Report of the Ockenden Review to put women, their babies, and families at the......
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Activity in Pregnancy: What midwives need to know

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Being and remaining active in pregnancy and beyond is an important public health message. In this article Jacque Gerrard MBE, member of the Active Pregnancy Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, outlines the support and resources midwives can access and provide.   Activity in Pregnancy: What midwives need to know As midwives,......
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Unconscious bias – should there be a concern about unconscious incompetence?

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March 21st was the international day for the elimination of racial discrimination. In this article Sarah Esegbona-Adeigbe, Senior Midwifery lecturer at London South Bank university, and steering group member for the Maternity and Midwifery Forum, addresses the importance of dealing with unconscious bias in healthcare. Unconscious bias- should there be......