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Domestic abuse in pregnancy, my reflection as a midwife

Debra
Screening for Domestic abuse in pregnancy is an expected role of the midwife. Jeannine Marie Webster, midwife in Dublin, shares some thoughts on this role and the new screening guidance for Ireland. _____________________ Midwifery is a holistic profession, we view the woman treating the mind and the body, not only......
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Are you providing information on induction of labour? – new survey

Debra
As the rates of induction of labour are continuing to rise globally more evidence is required on the role of the midwife in providing information for appropriate consent. Amy Mahdi, research midwife, Liverpool Women’s hospital, Liverpool describes the background to a new study and invites us to contribute.    _______________________________  The......
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The 4th All-Ireland Maternity and Midwifery Festival

Debra
Visit the All-Ireland Maternity and Midwifery Festival website. > REGISTER YOUR FREE PLACE HERE < The 4th All-Ireland Maternity and Midwifery Festival takes place on Tuesday 9 April at the Helix, Dublin, online and on demand. Created by midwives for midwives and brought to you by MATFLIX, All4Maternity, Irish Nurses......
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Positive About Down Syndrome

Debra
Last week the yearly World Down Syndrome day took place on 21st March. In this article Holli Sheahan from charity Down Syndrome UK shares resources and information for midwives and health professionals to be ‘positive about Down syndrome’.  ________________________ What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a naturally occurring genetic......
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Harmonising Health: using the power of song to boost maternal mental wellness

Debra
The impact of postnatal depression for families continues to be of major concern. Finding ways to promote maternal well-being is therefore of importance in communities. In this article Lilli Murdoch from ‘Breathe Melodies for Mums‘, shares the innovative, and research-based, way in which singing is making a difference.  ___________________________________________ In......
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Baby loss in the UK: Reflecting on the MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Surveillance Report “State of the Nation”

Debra
Any loss of a baby is tragic and has far-reaching consequences. In this article Olanma Ogbuehi, Midwifery Lecturer, University of Hull, explores the recent MBRRACE-UK report focussing on perinatal deaths in 2021 and discusses the fluctuations in data.   __________________________________________________ This year, “Baby Loss Awareness Week” takes place in the shadow......
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10-point plan for a menopause friendly workplace

Debra
Loretta Dignam is the Founder & CEO of The Menopause Hub, which offers CPD accredited menopause training for all colleagues / managers & supervisors / HR teams / Menopause Champions, delivered face-to-face, onsite, virtually, e-learning modules or via a hybrid combination.  __________________________________________________ I set up The Menopause Hub – Ireland’s......
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The Rise and Fall of the Albany Midwifery Practice (London 1997-2009)

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Across the world midwives providing relational continuity support is seen as beneficial for women, families and the midwives working in that model. In the UK creating continuity teams is in the Maternity transformation plans, but this is not new. Prior to, and into the 1990’s, midwives were working in group......
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Depression and fatherhood: how can we support new dads? 

Debra
It is being understood increasingly that fathers may develop mental health conditions, including depression, around the birth of a baby. In this article Holly Christina Smith, Research Fellow in Perinatal Mental Health with Dr Patricia Schartau, academic clinical lecturer in primary care and Professor Irene Petersen, Professor of Epidemiology and......