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The Papers | Maternity and Midwifery Forum

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News Headlines 2024 Stay abreast of key messages and developments and ensure you stay in touch with your peers. Refresh this each week to find the latest headlines picked out by the Maternity and Midwifery Forum’s editorial team.   W/B Monday the 26th of February 2024 Europe Embraces Compassionate Maternity......
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The Student Midwife Experience Festival | 8 November 2023

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Visit the Student Midwife Experience website. The 5th National Student Midwife Experience Festival takes place on Wednesday 8 November online and in-person at South Bank Rooms, Coin Street Conference Centre, 108 Stamford St, London, SE1 9NH (5 mins from Waterloo Station). A free to attend, one day festival for all student......
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The Rise and Fall of the Albany Midwifery Practice (London 1997-2009)

Debra
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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The Papers | Maternity and Midwifery Forum

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News Headlines 2023 Stay abreast of key messages and developments and ensure you stay in touch with your peers. Refresh this each week to find the latest headlines picked out by the Maternity and Midwifery Forum’s editorial team.   W/B Monday the 1st of May 2023   Midwives vote to......
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Addressing inequity and inequality within maternity services for autistic women

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Autism in girls and women is increasingly recognised; subsequently midwives will be caring for more autistic pregnant women and people. In this article midwife Karen Henry, newly appointed lecturer at the University of Suffolk, shares her personal experience and the ways she is involved in improving unequal care. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  ......
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Green Birth: How Modern Birth is Killing the Planet and Killing Us

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As the state of the planet earth has been discussed again with the celebration of the Earthshot prizes this week, our thoughts are drawn once more to how we should be addressing sustainability and reducing waste in the maternity and health services. In this article doula and doula trainer Maddie......
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Scotland Maternity and Midwifery Festival Trailblazer Awards 2022

Debra
The Scotland Maternity and Midwifery Festival Awards Ceremony took place on the 29th of November 2022 at the annual Scotland Maternity and Midwifery Festival at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh . There was an overwhelming turnout to celebrate the commitment, dedication, contribution and exceptional leadership during the past year to maternity services.  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________......
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Poverty and maternal health – midwives as public health practitioners

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In this article Dr Jenny Hall, Editor, Matflix discusses the impact and outcomes poverty has on women and their families. Touching on recent reports that evaluate there is great reason for concern: the public health needs of families are not being prioritised. Missed opportunities for care for those in more......
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‘A square peg in a round hole’: Navigating maternity as an autistic student midwife and beyond

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Students and midwives alike come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. In this article Holly Conley-Reid, a newly qualified midwife, shares her personal experience of having autism as a student and provides advice for educators and midwives. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ‘A square peg in a round hole’: Navigating maternity as an......
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LatchAid, A leading Breastfeeding & Parenting Support App, comes to Android

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LATCHAID, A LEADING BREASTFEEDING & PARENTING SUPPORT APP, COMES TO ANDROID   Now able to help even more parents and support better UK breastfeeding outcomes   LatchAid, the ground-breaking app has launched on Android in Google Play Store with a rebuilt Gen2 version, one year after launching on iOS in......