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Support ME Maternal Project: Culturally-aligned postnatal support

Debra
We are sadly becoming more aware of the trauma some women experience after birth. But what about those from more culturally diverse backgrounds? Illustrating with her personal story Manisha Sheth, Support ME Maternal Project CIC Director, explains why more needs to be offered and the background to the charity. __________________________________________________________________ ......
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Early pregnancy loss care and support: research invitation 

Debra
Pregnancy loss at any time is traumatic for women and their families. If you are involved in care during early pregnancy. The Pregnancy Loss Research Network at the University of Bedford would like your help as they research support and care experiences.   __________________________________________________________________  Do you provide early pregnancy loss......
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The Papers | Maternity and Midwifery Forum

Debra
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 10th June 2024 Abandoned baby Elsa is third newborn......
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Birth Companions: Considering new guidance on sentencing pregnant and postnatal women to prison 

Debra
In April, the Sentencing Council for England and Wales issued new guidance on sentencing pregnant and postnatal women to prison. Birth Companions is a national charity working to support perinatal women in the criminal justice system and Katherine Miller Brunton, Policy, Communications and Engagement Officer, reflects on this development.   __________________________________________________________________ ......
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Matrescence: On the Metamorphosis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood

Debra
A book has recently been published in paperback that considers the concept of motherhood. Dr Jenny Hall, Midwifery Editor, MATFLIX and the Maternity and Midwifery Forum, presents the book and discusses why it may be important to read it. __________________________________________________________________  A new book to consider – Matrescence: On the Metamorphosis......
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New International Guidelines for Pregnancy and Childbearing with Hypermobility: A Person-Centred, Evidence-Based Approach 

Debra
May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness month. It is a condition that may affect a significant number of people considering pregnancy. Dr Sally Pezaro, Assistant Professor (Research), Centre for Healthcare and Communities, Coventry university, and an international research team, have been working on new guidelines for pregnancy to help support those......
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The Birth Trauma Report: Midwifery’s Opportunity & Dilemma

Debra
Increasing levels of trauma from the birth process is being recognised globally. In the UK a cross party Parliamentary group has published a report on Birth trauma, Listen to Mums: Ending the Postcode Lottery on Perinatal Care. Neil Stewart, Editorial Director for the Maternity and Midwifery forum, reflects on the......
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Personalised Care in Practice

Debra
The policy of introducing Personalised Care plans is a part of the Maternity Transformation policy for England, Patience Pounds, Doctoral Researcher, Associate Midwifery Professor and Consultant Midwife in Suffolk, explains and discusses the development of the policy and how it is being implemented locally.  __________________________________________________________________ Personalised Care in Practice: Comments......
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Stand tall: Midwives are a vital climate solution

Debra
 This week, celebrating the International Day of the Midwife, Debra Murray, Deputy Editor, has prepared a review of the Midwifery Hour weekly live stream for midwives and allied healthcare professionals hosted by Sue Macdonald and guest Dr Kathryn Gutteridge, Honorary Associate Professor, Psychotherapist and Luminary Midwife. The article shares defining......
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Maternal mental health: a call to action 

Debra
At the end of another Maternal Mental Health Awareness week it is easy to move our attention away from perinatal mental health for another year. In this article the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) remind us of the importance of maintaining a focus on this vital topic for Mothers, babies......