Editorial

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...

Meet BJM's new arrivals

Although there is much about midwifery that has remained unchanged since it was first practised, the profession is inherently one of new beginnings. From welcoming a new life into the world, to...

Midwives as ‘defenders’—in the UK and abroad

Thanks to years of campaigning to raise awareness and conduct research, it is now likely that midwives will have heard of and received training on female genital mutilation (FGM). Although cases are...

This is not another Brexit article

An editorial on Brexit has been a long time coming. This is not because discussing it would be irrelevant—quite the opposite. Professional bodies such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2018)...

Mothers and fathers: what's in a name?

In February 2019, The Telegraph reported the case of a child, known for legal reasons as YY, who could become ‘the first baby in Britain to not to have a mother’ (Stanford, 2019). The case is being...

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