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What makes an excellent labour ward co-ordinator? Insights from the multidisciplinary team

This study, using a constructive grounded theory design, was conducted at a maternity unit in the north of England with an annual birth rate of approximately 5000 births. Facilities included a...

The effect of COVID-19 on intrapartum care: a case review from early in the pandemic

A 36-year-old primigravida booked at 11 weeks for antenatal care. She was of East Asian ethnicity, with a BMI of 26. She had no significant past medical or surgical history, however, a first-degree...

Managing women in pregnancy after bariatric surgery: the midwife as the co-ordinator of care

Obesity is graded according to a BMI measurement >35 kg/m2 Morbid obesity is classified as a BMI measurement >40 kg/m2 (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 2014) It is predicted...

Obstetric emergencies: Enhancing the multidisciplinary team through simulation

This article will discuss the use of high fidelity simulation in Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust in the north west of England High fidelity simulation is used in the Trust for a few different...

Successful tissue donation in the anencephalic baby

Anencephaly is a defect in the closure of the neural tube during the fourth week of gestation, occurring in 47/10 000 births (Collins et al, 2013) The neural tube is a narrow channel that folds and...

Perinatal deaths of migrant mothers: Adverse outcomes from unrecognised risks and substandard care factors

Stillbirth rates in the UK have consistently been among the highest in Europe (Flenady et al, 2011) One contributory factor may be the heterogeneity of the UK population, including the raised...

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