Editorial

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.

How to keep your editor happy? Keep it simple

What do editors do? Editing British Journal of Midwifery (BJM) involves a great deal: seeing articles safely through peer review; reading each piece for errors and clarity (each article will be read...

MPs cannot work without safe maternity care

In the slight lull in news about Brexit and the Conservative party leadership contest, papers have finally been able to report on other stories, although they may not always stray far from...

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