Taking action

The need for these services has grown since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Poor treatment of pregnant women at work is widespread: 77% experience some form of negative or...

How do power and hierarchy influence staff safety in maternity services?

The research aim was to identify how power and hierarchy influence staff safety in maternity services, and this was achieved by reviewing research papers concerned with personal narratives of staff...

Pregnancy in a pandemic: generalised anxiety disorder and health anxiety prevalence

Pregnancy is an occurrence which can be synonymous with anxieties and concerns (Rathbone and Prescott, 2019). Research suggests pregnant women are three times more likely to develop anxiety or an...

Association of abnormal fetal echocardiography with some obstetric records

This study was a retrospective study that was obtained by reading the information in the records of women referred for fetal echocardiography. After reviewing, we compared the records of women who had...

Changing the tide: influencing factors for midwives on vaginal breech birth skill acquisition

An exploratory qualitative design was chosen to articulate an understanding of the experiences of midwives influencing skill acquisition. An exploratory methodology was chosen to gain a better...

Pain and pleasure in the birthing room: understanding the phenomenon of orgasmic birth

Through his exploration of orgasmic states in episodes of human sexual life, obstetrician Michel Odent draws attention to the relationship between what he terms the ‘orgasmogenic cocktail’ of hormones...

Personalised care in maternity

As set out in the ‘Better Births’ report in 2016, the vision for maternity services is for them to be safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and family friendly. The report details how giving...

It's okay to not be okay

If we can't take care of ourselves, how can we provide high quality care for our patients? .

Book review

From the moment I started reading ‘Daddy and the Two Bears’ by Gary Anderson, I knew it was going to be emotional. The first couple of pages start with Anderson and his wife Michelle's story from the...

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