By Student Midwife, University of Plymouth, Fiona Howard on 13 September 2021
In the United Kingdom (UK) evidence shows under half of mothers are using breast milk at 6–8 weeks postpartum and only one per cent of babies are receiving breastmilk at 12 months old (Public Health England 2020).
By Patricia Gillen, Paula McFadden
As lockdown is slowly getting lifted and restrictions begin to ease across the United Kingdom, it is important that our health and social care workforce are fully supported and have access to appropriate services and resources.
By Student Midwife Enitan Taiwo on 06 May 2021
Research forms the basis of evidence-based practice and it is important that within midwifery we continue to question why things are done the way they are in order to improve upon current standards.
on 22 April 2021
It’s hard to ignore the outstanding impact women have made to medicine, pushing the boundaries in health and social care, politics, society, medicine and of course midwifery, labour and birth.
on 21 April 2021
This study aimed to understand the routes by which nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (NMAHPs) pursue and sustain a research career and the enablers and barriers to career progression.
By Kayleigh Darling
I am a midwife and the following is a reflection of my personal journey in a decade of midwifery, and growing understanding of the ways in which we can begin to recognise, understand and support frontline staff.
By Burns ES, Duff M, Leggett J, et al, Women and Birth, 22 October 2020, online ahead of print. on 22 March 2021
This study aimed to evaluate student experience of Interprofessional Simulation-Based Learning workshops focused on emergency scenarios with midwifery and medical students.
By Virginia Harrison, Donna Moore & Lisa Lazard, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol 20, no 363, 17 June 2020 on 22 March 2021
The period surrounding childbirth is one of profound change, which can often be experienced as stressful and overwhelming. Indeed, around 20% of women may experience significant levels of anxiety in the perinatal period. However, most women ...
on 25 February 2021
Labour induction is a childbirth intervention experienced by a growing number of women globally each year. While the maternal and socioeconomic indicators of labour induction are well documented in countries like the United States, considerably ...
By Judy Slome Cohain
I was a young Certified Nurse Midwife and my training recommended that women lay down to deliver the placenta, so I recommended that she sit down. She listened to me obediently. Many placentas will deliver in sitting but hers did not.