Obesity matters: the skills that strengthen midwifery practice when caring for obese pregnant women

Community midwives who took part in this study are based in various health centres and GP surgeries, and ensure that every woman in every geographical area has access to midwifery services.

Part 2: COVID-19 and knowledge for midwifery practice—impact and care of the baby

As for part 1, an integrative review methodology was utilised for this paper to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of SARS-CoV-2 infection in babies. The literature was gathered using Arksey and...

Raising the next generation of midwifery leaders

Midwifery leadership is vital for good maternity care. The new NHS Regional Clinical Fellow Scheme offers early career midwives a pathway into leadership

At the click of a button

The pandemic continues to impact maternity services in the UK, notably antenatal and postnatal services. With less face-to-face contact with midwives and community health team, the Mum and Baby app...

Midwives' substance use

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

Making the UK the safest place in the world to give birth

Translating study findings into the best possible care and advice for parents is crucial .

Enigma of maternity service safety improvements and increasing expression of patient dissatisfaction

Substantial advances have occurred in the science of healthcare of mothers and babies over time. The NHS is said to have been one of the safest places in the world to have a baby; with stillbirths,...

Part 1: a qualitative description of participation in an eight-week infant skin integrity study

This paper uses qualitative description (Chafe, 2017) with liberal use of low-inference descriptors to report on the final qualitative phase of the BaSICS study by presenting the experiences of study...

Part 1: exploring views from fathers and perinatal practitioners on the inclusion of fathers by perinatal services

Since being termed ‘the forgotten contributors to child development’ (Lamb, 1975), research has increasingly recognised the positive contributions of father-involvement to children's psychological,...

Women's views on the visiting restrictions during COVID-19 in an Irish maternity hospital

This study aimed to gain an understanding of women's experiences of visiting restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 and to provide information to inform policy development in relation to visiting..

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