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 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.
on 05 February 2021
McGeough C, Walsh A, Clyne B (2020). Barriers and facilitators perceived by women while homeless and pregnant in accessing antenatal and or postnatal healthcare: A qualitative evidence synthesis. Health & Social Care in the Community 28(5):1380-93.
on 23 November 2020
Obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI) is recognised as the most common cause of anal incontinence (AI) in childbearing-aged women (Marsh 2011), encompassing symptoms of flatus incontinence, passive soiling, incontinence of liquid or ...
on 23 November 2020
A study which explored how midwives recognise ethical dilemmas in clinical practice, as well as their experiences of ethics learning, found that a range of professional ethical dilemmas, including challenges related to negotiating strained ...
on 21 October 2020
A systematic review has found that telehealth interventions were associated with improvements in obstetric outcomes, perinatal smoking cessation, breastfeeding, early access to medical abortion services, and schedule optimization ...
on 07 October 2020
Midwifery is a demanding degree at the best of times, and for years this has been exacerbated by a lack of adequate financial support. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, midwifery students faced additional hardships and significant disruption ...
on 25 August 2020
This editorial, which appeared in the August 2020 issue of Midwifery, discusses the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected maternal health services in Japan in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods.
on 29 July 2020
One evening the frustration of seeing all the conversations and retweets around COVID, and its effects on BAME staff/communities, left me asking: who would be interested in a discussion in a virtual chat?