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Sally Pezaro

Midwife, researcher and lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Coventry University

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A clinical update on hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome during pregnancy, birth and beyond

For those with hEDS/HSD, pregnancy is generally well tolerated (Karthikeyan and Venkat-Raman, 2018; Volkov et al, 2018). Yet, in terms of getting pregnant, lower rates of fertility have been reported...

Midwives' substance use

‘A lack of support, fear, shame, stigma and denial can act as barriers to help seeking’ .

The #FutureMidwife: promoting excellence as a colleague, scholar and leader

Midwives have always engaged in continuous professional development (CPD), as the ability to acquire knowledge and skills after completing a pre-registration midwifery course is key to professional...

Supporting childbearing women who are at risk of having their baby removed at birth

Applications for babies to be taken in to care at birth are at a national high. This results in significantly impaired life outcomes. A cycle of maltreatment model is presented. Social stigma,...

Exploring problematic substance use among registered midwives

There is a united level of concern for the health and wellbeing of midwives in the UK, where recent research has shown that many of these midwives experience work-related stress and burnout (Hunter et...

Reflecting on #16DaysofActivism2019

During November and December 2019, I was delighted to see so much activity around the international ‘16 Days of Activism’ campaign to end violence against women and girls This years' theme was ‘Orange...

The value nurses and midwives hold

As the World Health Organization announced 2020 the year of the nurse and midwife, many influential organisations are rallying round to showcase the achievements of the professions and give a platform...

Midwives in 2020: time to flourish and change perceptions

The international year of the midwife (and nurse) is nearly upon us Throughout the year 2020, the whole world will be focused upon our professions As such, we have an opportunity to shape how we...

‘They/them’ in the birth room

New research is required to understand the needs of transgender people in the birth room

Nobody left behind

As an academic midwife who is passionate about evidence-based midwifery, I was thrilled to be invited on to the editorial board of British Journal of Midwifery (BJM) I have worked hard to engage more...

Childbearing women's experiences of midwives' workplace distress: Patient and public involvement

The wellbeing of health professionals can be linked with the quality and safety of healthcare services (Hall et al, 2016; Royal College of Physicians, 2016) Midwives in particular can experience a...

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome during pregnancy, birth and beyond

The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) are a group of multisystemic, inherited conditions that affect connective tissue (Malfait et al, 2017)

The case for developing an online intervention to support midwives in work-related psychological distress

Midwives can experience both organisational and occupational sources of work-related psychological distress, which can continue to affect them throughout their professional journey (Leinweber and...

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