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Paula Clarke

Consultant midwife, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Creating a dedicated homebirth service: Results of a 3-year pilot

Homebirth is a topic that often elicits a strong emotional reaction from health professionals and women alike It is a subject that, after being deeply out of favour, now has a positive evidence base...

Development of a home induction of labour framework

Approximately 25% of pregnant women in the UK have their labour induced (Kelly et al, 2013) At a national level, it is recommended that women be offered a membrane sweep to avoid the need for...

Born before arrival: Supervision in action

Incident reporting at Birmingham Women's Foundation NHS Trust identified an increase in the numbers of babies born before the arrival (or attendance) (BBA) of a midwife in both an unplanned or planned...

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