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).
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?
on 27 July 2020
A UK population based cohort study carried out between 1st March 2020 and 14th April 2020, found that most pregnant women admitted to hospital with SARS-CoV-2 infection were in the late second or third trimester.