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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 Papers | Maternity and Midwifery Forum

Debra
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

Debra
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

Debra
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

Debra
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

Debra
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

Debra
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......
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March with Midwives – stand together for maternity services

Debra
We know all is not right in maternity services. In this article Maddie McMahon paints a stark picture of what services could become if nothing is done. On 20th November the March for Midwives will take place at an area near you; she invites and encourages all to attend in solidarity. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   March......
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Midwifery Education Under Pressure – The Review

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In this article Neil Stewart, Editorial director for the Maternity and Midwifery Forum, reviews content from the Midwifery Education under Pressure conference. He points to the gaps and calls for an increased focus on the needs of midwifery education. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Midwifery Education Under Pressure – The Review  It is a......