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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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Keep the faith and believe in the transformational power of midwifery: #MidwiferyinAbuDhabi is coming

Debra
Regular readers of the Forum will be aware we are following the progression of developments of a new undergraduate midwifery programme in UAE. In this third article (see the first here  second here ), Dr Maeve O’Connell, Midwife, Assistant Professor of midwifery, shares the next part of the journey. _______________________________________________________________......
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Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Demands

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Midwives worldwide are struggling to meet the needs of women and babies. In this article Kay King, Executive Director of the White Ribbon Alliance UK shares the outcomes of the global Midwives’ Voices, Midwives’ Demands survey and campaign, pointing to what is wanted to improve care in the UK _______________________________________________________________......
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Your little boy has hydrocephalus…

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Hydrocephalus is a serious condition which has implications for long-term effects. It needs to be recognised early. In this article Caroline Coates, Founder of Harry’s HAT (Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust), shares her story and guides midwives on the importance of the right care. _______________________________________________________________ Your little boy has hydrocephalus… What do......
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My Uterus

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Last week a leaked report indicated the US courts may overturn the right to have an abortion. In the article below Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, artist & midwife, reflects on this decision and on the importance of her uterus.    ________________________________________________________________   A recent report on the possible abandonment of the landmark......
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Volunteering on the Poland-Ukraine border

Debra
It is 10 weeks since we have been hearing of the conflict in Ukraine.  As we enter the week celebrating the International Day of the Midwife it is fitting that we share this poignant article written by midwife Wanda (Wendy) Warrington from Bury, Lancashire. She describes the traumatic experiences of......
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Midwifery: the joy and the struggle

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In recent months, and over the past few years, there has been a lot to challenge midwives across the world. In this week of the International Day of the Midwife, Mary Renfrew, Professor Emeritus, University of Dundee, reaches out to students and newly qualified midwives, encouraging us all to reflect......
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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......