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Transgender debate and midwifery

Clive James (2007) wrote that at a 1931 premiere of Charlie Chaplin's film, City Lights, Chaplin told Albert Einstein, ‘they cheer me because they all understand me, and they cheer you because no-one...

Analysis of a specialist service for non-pregnant women with female genital mutilation: 2008–2019

A retrospective case note review was conducted of clinic records from 1 October 2008 to 31 December 2019. Information on demographic (year and country of birth, length of time in the UK, level of...

Maternal mortality and morbidity in Pakistan: a situational analysis

The study design used a qualitative paradigm with an explorative-descriptive approach to explore the community's perceptions and experiences of maternity care and delays seeking healthcare. The study...

Carbetocin vs oxytocin in third stage labour: a quantitative review of low- and middle-income countries

This review was carried out to determine if the use of carbetocin in low- and middle-income countries would reduce the risk of postpartum haemorrhage, and associated morbidity and mortality, in...

Reports highlight inequalities in care

The last month has seen two key reports for midwifery and maternity services published: the Care Quality Commission's (CQC, 2023) state of care report, and MBRRACE-UK's (2023) final report on saving...

A Nurse Prepared for the World

On reflection, I feel that the module achieved its professional objectives by challenging the students in a was that was healthy but crystal clear, and was innovative in the way that it was delivered...

An appraisal of the East of England ‘sixty supportive steps to safety’ tool

The regional maternity team co-produced the sixty supportive steps to safety tool, alongside a maternity service user representative, the local maternity and neonatal system (involved with providing,...

The Ockenden café initiative

The cafés are organised and attended by a multidisciplinary team that includes obstetricians, midwives, neonatologists, anaesthetists and service user representatives. Students, trainees, maternity...

Human Donor Milk in Maternity

Elaine was admitted to the postnatal ward following the spontaneous vaginal birth of her firstborn, baby Tom. Elaine had an uncomplicated pregnancy, commenced spontaneous onset of labour and had an...

Initial care during miscarriage in the emergency department: a discussion of international context

Abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding are typical signs of pregnancy complications, and usually prompt women to seek healthcare (Mwilike et al, 2018). In Brunei Darussalam, women experiencing a...

Healing hearts, strengthening lives

Mayah's Legacy provides a range of online resources that are designed to recognise social diversity and cater to different personal and family needs. While pregnancy loss is a difficult journey for...

Women's experiences of induction of labour during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional survey

This cross-sectional survey study was carried out at two NHS trusts and involved a Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement group. The group was involved from the project start, and helped to...

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