By Joanne Cull et al on 21 June 2022
There is a robust body of evidence, accumulated over the decades, which shows that limited English proficiency is a key factor associated with poorer maternal and neonatal outcomes. Our work as midwives and researchers has led us to believe ...
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.
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.