Editorial

Public consultation on postnatal care guidelines

As I take on the role as editor of the British Journal of Midwifery during Alexandra's maternity leave, clear and effective guidance on postnatal care for health professionals, including midwives,...

The start of an academic year like no other

The year 2020 has been, and continues to be, a year like no other The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March (WHO, 2020) and, because of the highly contagious...

How COVID-19 affects mother-baby contact

In the UK especially, it is widely accepted that physical contact between mother and baby from birth onwards is immensely beneficial for both Supported by UK Baby Friendly Initiatives standards in...

Remember how far we have come

With the COVID-19 pandemic slowly becoming the norm and the worldwide chaos of the last few months starting to settle, I thought I would take the chance to say the two words that have been said to us...

Pregnant BAME women at higher risk

Alexandra Uytenbogaardt, editor of BJM, explores the why women from minority groups are at higher risk during their pregnancy.

COVID-19's effect on midwives' mental health

Alexandra Uytenbogaardt, editor of BJM, takes a look at the impact the global pandemic is having on midwives' mental health.

Support—from a distance

The pressure felt by midwives on the frontline and the student midwives still continuing their education in order to graduate quickly is immense

Does COVID-19 affect pregnant women?

With much fear surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), there has been a rapid response by healthcare professionals and organisations from around the globe in trying to reduce speculation about its...

Promoting leadership roles in midwifery

Alexandra Uytenbogaardt, editor of BJM, discusses her interview with chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives Gill Walton.

Fathers staying overnight at the maternity ward?

Alexandra Uytenbogaardt, editor of BJM, discusses the ups and downs of fathers sleeping over at maternity wards.

It's up to us

Alexandra Uytenbogaardt, editor of BJM, speaks about the mid-year figures released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council regarding the number of nurses and midwives entering the workforce.

Much to celebrate

Corina Casey-Hardman, consultant editor of BJM, acknowledges the incredible work of the midwifery workforce.

Learning from loss for professionals and parents

On 10 October 2019, the first annual report from the perinatal mortality review tool (PMRT) was published, titled ‘Learning from standardised reviews when babies die’ (Chepkin et al, 2019). This first...

Perinatal mental illness and the midwifery role

This month, a new report from the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) suggests that new mothers' mental health problems are going undetected

Bullying: the issue in (and beyond) midwifery

Lauren Newman, former editor of BJM, takes a closer look at bullying in the workplace.

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