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 28 October 2019
Traditionally two midwives attend home births in the UK. This paper explores the implementation of a new home birth care model where births to low-risk women are attended by one midwife and one Midwifery Support Worker (MSW).
on 27 September 2019
With approximately 20% of pregnancies ending in loss, miscarriage is a relatively common and stressful occurrence. Because romantic partners’ coping efforts are intimately connected, the way one partner copes with the other’s miscarriage ...
on 18 June 2019
To reduce the risk of adverse birth outcomes, WHO recommends that women wait at least 2 years after a livebirth and at least 6 months after a miscarriage or induced abortion before conceiving again.
on 17 May 2019
Spontaneous preterm birth is a serious and common pregnancy complication associated with hormonal dysregulation, infection, inflammation, immunity, rupture of fetal membranes, stress, bleeding, and uterine distention.
on 24 April 2019
The results of a pilot study which aimed to describe the prevalence and factors related to having access to a known midwife for women referred to counselling due to childbirth fear, have been published.
on 23 April 2019
Emily is a 3rd-year midwifery student from the Anglia Ruskin University. She recently travelled to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania on a three-week midwifery elective placement to see the differences between healthcare in the UK and in the developing ...