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Outcomes following waterbirth: review of the latest study

Debra
MidwifeExpert.com
In this blog, Dianne Garland, waterbirth expert, reviews a recent study on waterbirths in the United States, discussing the implication for midwives.   Maternal and neonatal outcomes following waterbirth: a cohort study of 17,530 waterbirths and 17,530 propensity score-matched land births Marit L. Bovbjerg, Melissa Cheyney, Aaron B. Caughey First......
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Supporting the perinatal needs of Fathers: New resources

Debra
Supporting the perinatal needs of Fathers: New resources
International Men’s day was on the 19th November. To mark it Jeremy Davies explores the resources provided by the Fatherhood Institute to support the needs of fathers. There’s a huge lack of well-written, evidence-based information designed specifically to help men navigate their personal journeys into fatherhood – and we know......
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The state of health care and adult social care in England 2020/21

Debra
The state of health care and adult social care in England 2020/21
 https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20211021_stateofcare2021_print.pdf In the current backdrop of ongoing COVID 19 cases across the UK the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the current regulator for health and social care, has produced their report of the state of the services in England. Though the report is a summary across all services it does include......
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Introducing the Maternal Journal : supporting wellbeing through pregnancy and beyond

Debra
Maternal Journal
Laura Godfrey Isaacs, midwife and artist and Samantha McGowan, communications and content producer, explain the aims and development of the newly published Maternal Journal book, alongside the global journal groups.   Introducing the Maternal Journal : supporting wellbeing through pregnancy and beyond   Hello, we’re two mothers from South London,......
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How to deal with stress and build resilience within the healthcare profession through laughter!

Paul
LOL Laughterworks first presented – or perhaps performed – at the Midlands Maternity & Midwifery Festival in 2019 but were such a hit that they quickly became a fixture! Laughter is clinically proven to help alleviate depression, anxiety and stress – and best of all, a fake laugh is as......
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Mental Health and Stress in Maternity

Paul
The UK Health and Social Care Secretary announced new plans for better mental health and wellbeing care for NHS midwives, based on the HEE report on the mental health and wellbeing of NHS staff and learners.  In her extremely popular presentation to the Midlands Maternity & Midwifery Festival, Dr Sally......