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A new opportunity for midwives

Anna works for the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Anna graduated as a midwife in 2004 and worked in various non-clinical roles from the age of 17. After having her own children, she...

Delivering compassionate care

I was invited to spend a shift on a labour ward in a semi-government/private maternity hospitals in Colombo to observe the health professionals on Monday 8 November 2021. My first impression was of a...

Breastfeeding experiences and support: identifying factors influencing breastfeeding behaviour

The survey data revealed factors relating to respondents' breastfeeding experiences and the difficulties experienced with their breastfeeding journey..

An exploration of the development of resilience in student midwives

This study aimed to assess the usefulness of the true resilience scale (Wagnild and Young, 1993, updated version from 2015 sent to authors in personal communication from Gail Wagnild) in examining...

Gender inclusive language on public-facing maternity services websites in England

The term ‘transgender’ describes people who identify with a gender different to the one assigned to them at birth. Non-binary describes those who identify as both male and female, or neither. Globally...

Admission to delivery suites: the importance of antenatal education

Brunei is a higher income nation in southeast Asia where approximately two-thirds of its population are of Malay origin (Abdul-Mumin, 2016). It has a population of 459 500 with an estimated 6000...

Academics' experiences of online interprofessional education in response to COVID-19

The NMC (2018b) code sets out expected standards of conduct and behaviour for midwives, nurses and nursing associates. Irrespective of the context of practice or levels of responsibility, all...

Helping midwives support families who require non-therapeutic infant male circumcision

Greater Manchester is an area of England with a diverse ethnic population and it has seen an increase in the number of males born into communities that practice non-therapeutic circumcision over the...

New mothers' mental health needs

MumsAid is a multi-award winning charity founded on the belief that early identification of perinatal mental health difficulties is critical and that support should be non-pathologising and easily...

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