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What to expect when you're expecting? Representations of birth in British newspapers

Stories of childbirth make for engaging reading in newspapers, but to what effect on the future mothers who pick them up? Public scepticism over the values driving Britain's mass media has intensified...

Think pink! A sticker alert system for psychological distress or vulnerability during pregnancy

Effective empathic communication between midwives and women and their families is imperative to deliver good and effective clinical care Women who report good communication from their health...

Midwifery services in South Africa and the UK

Maternity services differ across the globe due to access to healthcare provision, political stability, education and population This comparative study will discuss HIV in pregnancy, and attitudes to,...

Research Roundup—August 2014

Open Dialogue Workshops September 2012 to March 2014, from Embedding Ambassadors in Community Health (EACH) Project East of England LGA Summary of key findings This report is the culmination of...

Food Standards Agency proposes ban on placenta products

The Food Standards Agency has announced that in their view, having consulted their European counterparts, placenta is a novel food If confirmed, placenta's classification as novel food will...

Facilitating change on the front line

‘The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do’ (Siltanen, 2011). Witnessing human nature at its very best can inspire and uplift you. It rivets your...

Positive steps in public health

It isn't often that there is so much good news in the press surrounding midwifery. On 19 June the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC, 2014) released new figures showing the prevalence of...

Midwives of the world at the ICM

Even while I was waiting for the bus to take me to the airport to fly home after the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) 40th Triennial Congress in Prague (June 2014), the conversations...

A midwifery-led care pathway for women requesting caesarean sections

The caesarean section (CS) rate in the UK has increased substantially in the last 20 years from 13% in 1992 to 255% in 2012/13 (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 2004; Health...

How prepared are UK midwives for their role in child protection?

Safeguarding and child protection are everyone's responsibility (Fraser and Nolan 2004) During pregnancy, it is primarily the responsibility of the midwife and other professionals who may be providing...

Midwives' job satisfaction and its main determinants: A survey of midwifery practice in Greece

Job satisfaction has been defined as the way people feel about their work and the different aspects of their jobs, and is the extent to which people like or dislike their jobs (Spector, 1997) It has...

Internet use in pregnancy

There was a time when pregnant women allowed the midwife, unquestioningly, to provide their care The midwife was regarded as the respected authority in the field of normal childbirth and her decisions...

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