Over the past year in the UK students in Universities (AEI) have been affected by the experience of COVID-19 lockdown. In the Maternity and Midwifery forum we have recorded a number of talks on the Midwifery Hour or at Festivals
Hayley Parkhill, Midwife at Private Midwives gives her perspective on caring for women during the pandemic taking into consideration the research published throughout the last year as well as using BPR Medical’s gas therapy products to support many women and
Dr Jacqui Williams and Verena Wallace, senior midwifery advisers at the NMC, discuss the language of the new Future Midwife standards.
The new future midwife standards are not so new, they have been out for a few years, but with
In recent years the pressure midwives are under is being documented across the world. Dr Sally Pezaro and Dr Karen Maher, from Coventry university, have taken this further with research investigation, and now would like your help.
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“It’s been a tough, tough year for everybody: and you have made significant and rapid changes to the way you work during the pandemic. It has been relentless and tiring for you. However you have made a huge contribution to
During pregnancy, there is an increased need for iron as blood volume increases by 40-50%. During the second and third trimesters, dietary iron requirements can increase to as much as 30mg per day. High dose oral iron is the most recommended form of iron for pregnant women, however
In the news discussion continues to take place on climate change and how we can avoid the use of single use plastics. Disposable nappies have come into the spotlight. Ashley Artusa-Barrell, founder of My Son’s Planet, explores the issues.
The circumstances around abortion in the United States has hit the news this month as September 1st saw the introduction of a new law in Texas state. The law outlaws abortions for anyone with a fetus over 6 weeks gestation
Gaining knowledge of the anatomy and physiology around birth is an important aspect of a student midwife’s programme of education. It is also important to understanding how the actions midwives take is related to the physiology.
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September is international FASD Awareness month, with FASD Day falling on 9th September, signifying the 9 months of pregnancy. This FASD Month, we are calling on people to ‘Think Differently’ about FASD.
“Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a lifelong disability