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Matrescence: On the Metamorphosis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood

Debra
A book has recently been published in paperback that considers the concept of motherhood. Dr Jenny Hall, Midwifery Editor, MATFLIX and the Maternity and Midwifery Forum, presents the book and discusses why it may be important to read it. __________________________________________________________________  A new book to consider – Matrescence: On the Metamorphosis......
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New International Guidelines for Pregnancy and Childbearing with Hypermobility: A Person-Centred, Evidence-Based Approach 

Debra
May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness month. It is a condition that may affect a significant number of people considering pregnancy. Dr Sally Pezaro, Assistant Professor (Research), Centre for Healthcare and Communities, Coventry university, and an international research team, have been working on new guidelines for pregnancy to help support those......
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The Birth Trauma Report: Midwifery’s Opportunity & Dilemma

Debra
Increasing levels of trauma from the birth process is being recognised globally. In the UK a cross party Parliamentary group has published a report on Birth trauma, Listen to Mums: Ending the Postcode Lottery on Perinatal Care. Neil Stewart, Editorial Director for the Maternity and Midwifery forum, reflects on the......
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Midlands Maternity and Midwifery Festival Trailblazer Awards 2024

Debra
Last week the Maternity and Midwifery Forum’s Midlands Festival took place at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham. Take a look at the winners from the Midlands Maternity and Midwifery Trailblazer Awards Ceremony. The Awards recognised outstanding achievement and commitment to maternity and midwifery services over the past year across the Midlands. __________________________________________________________________________________________________......
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Personalised Care in Practice

Debra
The policy of introducing Personalised Care plans is a part of the Maternity Transformation policy for England, Patience Pounds, Doctoral Researcher, Associate Midwifery Professor and Consultant Midwife in Suffolk, explains and discusses the development of the policy and how it is being implemented locally.  __________________________________________________________________ Personalised Care in Practice: Comments......
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Stand tall: Midwives are a vital climate solution

Debra
 This week, celebrating the International Day of the Midwife, Debra Murray, Deputy Editor, has prepared a review of the Midwifery Hour weekly live stream for midwives and allied healthcare professionals hosted by Sue Macdonald and guest Dr Kathryn Gutteridge, Honorary Associate Professor, Psychotherapist and Luminary Midwife. The article shares defining......
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Maternal mental health: a call to action 

Debra
At the end of another Maternal Mental Health Awareness week it is easy to move our attention away from perinatal mental health for another year. In this article the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) remind us of the importance of maintaining a focus on this vital topic for Mothers, babies......
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Infection control practice in maternal examinations

Debra
Help us with this anonymous survey >>> TAKE THE SURVEY HERE (3mins) Maternity and midwifery services are under constant pressure to adapt and change.  We receive a lot of anecdotal feedback that services are changing shape, some of it positive, some of it questionable, in response to the heightened awareness......
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Who are the Birth Partner Project?

Debra
Maternity services across the world are experiencing increasing numbers of women and birthing people seeking sanctuary in the country. Many do not have family close by or are completely alone. It is therefore vital charities  step in to provide support. Areatha Comanescu, Volunteer Coordinator, explains the important role of the ......
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Words and actions – consequences changing the course of history

Paul
Have you stopped to consider the effect of your words or actions as a midwife? Everything has consequences. Jenny Hall, Matflix and Midwifery Forum editor asks us to consider the impact of our practice. __________________________________________________________________   Everything has consequences. You may have heard of the quote where Edward Lorenz stated......