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Supporting the older midwifery workforce

Recently, I paid my annual fee for registration to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Before I pressed the button to submit payment, I wondered if this would be the last year that I keep my...

Molar pregnancy: a qualitative study of personal experiences and societal narratives of loss

As a result of initial parallels in bodily symptoms and signs, patients may...

An evidence-based nipple care pathway for new breastfeeding mothers: a Delphi study

Figure 1 illustrates the nipple care pathway development process. A scoping review extracted recommended practices from selected databases. Flowcharts based on evidence and other recommendations...

Breast self-examination among community midwife and lady health visitor students in Pakistan

This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at the Horizon School of Nursing and Health Sciences in Karachi from December 2022–April 2023.

Impact of the midwife-led care model on mode of birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis

A systematic review is the best approach to determine the most effective intervention/treatment in clinical decision-making (Harvey and Land, 2017). This method follows explicit, rigorous and...

The diversity debate: is midwifery higher education addressing the challenges of systemic racism?

The RCM has been sending freedom of information requests to UK universities since 2010. However, their request in 2023 (which formed the basis of the subsequent report on which this series is based)...

Cultivating patient safety culture in midwifery practices through incident reporting

Incident reporting is more than a historical account of an incident; it is a proactive step toward identifying solutions and fostering an environment of learning (Hamed and Konstantinidis, 2022)....

Moving talks at the Primary Care Show

A few weeks ago, I attended this year's Primary Care Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. I was very pleased to be able to speak with some of you about the journal and have the time...

Supporting families with baby loss

My name is Kirsty Knight, and I founded 4Louis with my parents, Bob and Tracey McGurrell, after losing my first child, Louis, to stillbirth in 2009. Louis' death turned our world upside down, and it...

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Neonatal outcomes following one previous caesarean section

A retrospective cohort design was used to compare data from women/pregnant people who elected for a vaginal birth after previous caesarean section to those opting for elective repeat caesarean...

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Supporting the older midwifery workforce

Recently, I paid my annual fee for registration to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Before I pressed the button to submit payment, I wondered if this would be the last year that I keep my...

Molar pregnancy: a qualitative study of personal experiences and societal narratives of loss

As a result of initial parallels in bodily symptoms and signs, patients may respond to a molar pregnancy in similar ways to other forms of pregnancy loss, particularly where the pregnancy had been...

An evidence-based nipple care pathway for new breastfeeding mothers: a Delphi study

Figure 1 illustrates the nipple care pathway development process. A scoping review extracted recommended practices from selected databases. Flowcharts based on evidence and other recommendations...

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Delivering care to women with congenital heart disease: the role of clinical nurse specialist

The joint cardiac and obstetric service at the Royal Brompton and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, was established by Professor Phillip Steer and Dr Jane Sommerville in 1988. This was then expanded...

Prisons and midwifery

‘…if a pregnant woman receives a prison sentence, she may come directly from a violent domestic background, which “increases the risk of miscarriage, infection, premature birth, and injury or death...

Smoking during pregnancy: latest data

Smoking during pregnancy can have significant consequences for mother and baby, and increases the risk of stillbirth, miscarriage and preterm birth (National Childbirth Trust, 2018; NHS, 2019). The...

Support for antenatal screening

‘The support I received was outstanding…I would have really struggled without it. Even recently, I have been in touch about a new pregnancy. I would advise anyone who has received bad news during a...

Bouncing your way to labour and birth using biomechanics and fetal optimal positioning

A retrospective review of all pregnancy records at the advanced midwife practitioner service was undertaken. The pre-intervention group (labour hopscotch) included all women who attended the service...

Qualitative service evaluation of a rural midwife-led ultrasound service: listening to women

A qualitative service evaluation was used to explore patient experience in a health board in Wales, using a deductive approach. This approach was chosen to assess if the ultrasound service is...

Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding among Chinese mothers in the first 6 months

A prospective study design was used to explore exclusive breastfeeding duration in the first 6 months postpartum in China. The study was carried out at a tertiary hospital in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province...

The role of egg consumption in the first 1001 days of life: a narrative review

For this narrative review, PubMed was searched to identify key articles published between 2019 and 2024 investigating egg consumption during pregnancy, breastfeeding and/or infancy. The following...

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Using a novel approach to explore women's caesarean birth experience

Phenomenology can describe how an event, such as birth, is understood in the landscape of surrounding experiences and overall context (Dodgson, 2023). The subjective and contextual approach suits...

Digitally enabled perinatal mental health programmes: a Scottish perspective

In Scotland, the ‘Matrix’ (NHS Education for Scotland, 2024) was formally launched on a new digital platform on 1 November 2023. It is designed to support evidence-based practice for the delivery of...

Improving specialist services for FGM

‘Guidelines introduced by the [World Health Organization] recommend that all FGM survivors have access to deinfibulation, mental health support, sexual counselling, education and information’ .

Maternal sepsis

In a UK study, Bolger et al (2017) examined the impact of a maternal sepsis training package on maternity staff's compliance with their hospital trust's maternal sepsis guideline, as documented in...

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