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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......