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Lithotomy Challenge – do you know how it feels? 

Across the world during labour and birth many women and birthing people are placed into the lithotomy position. In this article Florence Wilcock, Consultant obstetrician Kingston Hospital, London, and podcaster @TheObsPod, explains how she set up the lithotomy challenge to help understand the impact of being in that position. Are......
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Aspirin prophylaxis to prevent pre-eclampsia: the role of midwives

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a serious condition globally. In this article Dr Cristina Fernandez Turienzo, Midwife Senior Research Fellow, and Prof Andrew H Shennan, Professor of Obstetrics, King’s College London, point to the use of Aspirin prophylaxis and the importance of midwives in promoting its use. __________________________ Hypertensive disorders......
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Chief Midwife for the ICM: Reflections and insights

We are privileged to have Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, the first Chief Midwife for the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), write this week’s article and speak on the Midwifery Hour. She reflects on her role and highlights the importance of strengthening midwifery across the world. _________________________________________________ As the first Chief......
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Last chance saloon or a ray of hope? COP26 climate change and midwifery practice

Lorna Davies
In this important blog, Lorna Davies RM, PHD. PGCE(A), Principal Lecturer, School of Midwifery, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand, discusses the COP 26 climate summit. She calls  for midwives, as public health professionals, to be aware and responsive to the current climate emergency.   On 31st October 2021, the 26th UN......
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Introducing the Global Midwives Hub

Global Midwives Hub
A new global data resource for midwives and maternity services was launched online last week at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) triennial conference. The Global Midwives Hub is a join venture between the ICM and Direct Relief, a United States humanitarian relief charity, to provide a data source for......