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 14 July 2020
As well as supporting midwives clinically, the RCM is also helping to develop knowledge through supporting research studies. You can help influence the outcome of these projects by taking part – and encouraging women in your care to do so.
on 26 June 2020
Disparities have been documented in maternal mortality rates between women from different ethnic, age and socio‐economic groups in the UK. It is unclear whether there are differential changes in these rates amongst women from different ...
on 16 June 2020
Group B streptococcus (GBS) is one of the most frequent bacterial pathogens causing invasive infections in neonates. It can be transmitted from colonised mother to neonates around delivery. Screening strategies for GBS during pregnancy ...
on 24 March 2020
Uncertainty was a defining feature of the Brazilian Zika crisis of 2015–2016. The cluster of cases of neonatal microcephaly detected in the country’s northeast in the second half of 2015.
on 25 February 2020
Globally there are challenges meeting the recruitment and retention needs for rural midwifery. Rural practice is not usually recognised as important and feelings of marginalisation amongst this workforce are apparent.
on 13 December 2019
Bianca Barrie is studying at Bournemouth University and wrote this poem during her placement (Community and Antenatal Clinics), partially as a reflection but also to story share with her peers.