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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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Supporting Autistic people during pregnancy: five things that can make a real difference

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It is important to recognise and support the needs of all who access the maternity services. Dr Aimee Grant, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Lactation, Infant Feeding and Translational Research (LIFT) , Swansea University, shares ways midwives can make a difference to Autistic women and birthing people  ___________________________________   Over the......
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Research Project: The Marketing Practices of Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS), Infant Food, Bottles and Teats

Debra
Would you like to take part in an international research project? Jeni Stevens, midwifery lecturer from Western Sydney University, Australia, invites participants for a project on Breastmilk substitute marketing. ______________________________________________________ Do you live in the UK, USA, Canada or Australia?  If so, you will be able to participate in this......
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Living through the peri – and menopause : a midwifery workforce challenge?

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Recent reports are pointing to more midwives leaving in the UK. Leah Hazard, midwife and author, reflects on the reasons for those exiting in the 46-55 age group and points to her personal history as a potential reason. ______________________________________________________ The RCM’s recent report on the state of England’s maternity services......
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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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Gestational Diabetes in Black and Asian communities: creation of a pregnancy recipe book

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There is currently a public health concern around the increase of Type 2 diabetes in the UK after gestational diabetes. In this article Laura Bridle, perinatal mental health midwife at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS foundation trust, describes the development of a culturally sensitive recipe book to aid prevention across......
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Silence is Never Golden- Midwives and women speaking out

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In the recent Ockenden report about a UK maternity trust it was pointed out that midwives and staff had been prevented from speaking out. In this article Kathryn Gutteridge, Consultant Midwife and psychotherapist, discusses the issues of speaking out in the current health climate.   Silence is Never Golden- Midwives......
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MATFLIX- education packages for midwives and maternity services

Debra
MATFLIX- education packages for midwives and maternity services If you have been following the Maternity and Midwifery forum for a while, or new to it, you will have seen the logo for MATFLIX and may not have had the time to find out more. The title is a nod to......
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Humanising childbirth in the aftermath of the Final Ockenden Report

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Humanising childbirth in the aftermath of the Final Ockenden Report: continuity of relationship and listening to women, partners, and families Standing back, taking a considered view, and thinking about how we might build on the Final Report of the Ockenden Review to put women, their babies, and families at the......
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Activity in Pregnancy: What midwives need to know

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Being and remaining active in pregnancy and beyond is an important public health message. In this article Jacque Gerrard MBE, member of the Active Pregnancy Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, outlines the support and resources midwives can access and provide.   Activity in Pregnancy: What midwives need to know As midwives,......