Midwifery lecturer, University of East Anglia
Guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2008, 2017a; 2017b) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) (2014a) recommends vitamin D...
The physiological processes of pregnancy and birth involve dramatic changes in the urogenital system, impacting women's bladder health in both the short and long term, and influencing psychological...
Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) is a commonly reported phenomenon encountered in the initial weeks of neonatal life, and is a normal physiological process which usually occurs following feeding...
Constipation and haemorrhoids are common disorders and women who have previously experienced these issues are at risk of recurrence during pregnancy and the puerperium; however, they may develop for...
‘Labour pain is not associated with pathology but with the most basic and fundamental of life's experiences’ (Lowe, 2002: 16) An integral part of the labour process, pain poses challenges to both...
In November 2012, over 200 birth professionals including midwives, obstetricians, alternative therapists and birth supporters gathered together in Washington, USA for the third International Breech...
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