Midwives win award for providing ‘virtual’ birthing experience
A team of midwives in Hull have won a national award for offering parents-to-be a virtual experience of labour and birth. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: England's new CNO pledges to boost pride in nursing
The new chief nursing officer for England has vowed to foster greater positivity about the profession and to promote a “contemporary” image of nurses and midwives by stamping out old stereotypes. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Call the Midwife: BBC in abortion advice row
As Call the Midwife tackles the issue, BBC Action Line users say there is no advice on abortion. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a Mom Finally Decided to Vaccinate Her Kids After 15 Years —And What That Can Teach Us About Talking to Vaccine Skeptics
For 15 years, Kristina Kruzan refused to vaccinate her three children. When the Seattle-area doula’s eldest son was 3, she says, she started to search the internet for more information about vaccines. She realized that there was a lot she didn’t know about vaccines — but when she went to pediatricians for answers, she says, they seemed annoyed that she was even asking questions. “You want me to poke a needle in my baby’s skin, put chemicals in them and you can’t even tell me what it’s made of?” she says. Without more information, she says, she didn’t feel like she could...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime washington Source Type: news

Irish nurses encouraged to accept latest pay proposals
Nurses and midwives in Ireland have been recommended to vote to accept new government proposals on safe staffing and pay changes, subject to the successful negotiation of a new contract. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pregnant women are smoking and drinking in secret because they're 'IRRITATED' by people judging them
Researchers at the University of Cardiff are urging health professionals to be more empathetic to working-class after a study found women feel 'alienated' by judgmental midwives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Views sought by regulator on new midwifery education standards
Midwives will play a greater role in promoting healthy lifestyles and mental wellbeing, under new draft guidelines proposed by the profession ’s regulator. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

FGM survivors ‘need more access to specialist health services’
Many FGM survivors in the UK are not getting the specialist healthcare they need, according to the Royal College of Midwives, which has called for action to improve support. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pharmacy Provision of Medication Abortion in Nepal: Pharmacy Owner and Worker Perspectives
CONCLUSIONSIntegration of pharmacies into the legal abortion provision system could aid in regulation and training. Consideration of pharmacy workers' perspectives can help to ensure the sustainability and success of safe abortion programs. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Sex Education and Women ´s Health
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 4 2019 (IPS)Is there a connection between sex education, gender equality and promiscuity? On this website, Fabiana Fraysinnet recently denounced a Brazilian crusade against sex education conducted by conservative and religious sectors. Such initiatives are common in several other countries, where politicians and religious leaders accuse sexual education of blurring boundaries between male and female and thus foment homosexuality and transsexualism, as well as a moral relativism undermining family structures and adherence to religious guidance and dogma. An opposite position is reflected ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Featured Gender Gender Identity Global Headlines Health Human Rights LGBTQ Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

'Trailblazing' community service shuts under financial strain
A midwifery service in east London praised as “pioneering” and “trailblazing” has been closed, after mounting financial pressure forced its provider to stop trading. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Neighbourhood Midwives closure: Mothers-to-be left 'high and dry'
One women says she was "devastated" when an NHS midwifery service ended with just a week's notice. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CNO pledges to ‘fully’ represent nurses on workforce issues
The chief nursing officer for England has pledged to ensure the interests of nurses and midwives are represented in plans to expand and reform the NHS workforce. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study to investigate giving night shift staff ‘breaks and powernaps’
Midwives, nurses and other members of hospital staff look set to benefit from a new study that will pilot giving “breaks and powernaps” to those who experience fatigue and tiredness during night shifts. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exclusive: Midwife speaks of relief at winning appeal against NMC
A midwife who says she was wrongly accused of stealing drugs has won her appeal against being struck off, after a judge ruled the way the Nursing and Midwifery Council had handled her case was “unfair”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses in Ireland prepare to take strike action tomorrow over pay
Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are preparing to take strike action on Wednesday 30 January, with last ditch talks having seemingly failed to provide an agreement. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Malawi: 'Selfie' Malawi Nurse Interdicted With No Pay
[Nyasa Times] Blantyre District Council has approved interdiction with no pay of a Midwifery nurse at Ndirande Health Centre who was suspended for allegedly taking a 'selfie' in labour ward showing a naked pregnant woman in the background which surfaced online. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Wounds seeks Editorial Assistant - Manchester, UK
Part-time: 21 hours per weekLocation: Manchester, UKCochrane Wounds sits within the Division of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work.   We are looking for a confident and self-motivated editorial assistant with excellent organisational and communication skills to support the production and publication of high quality Cochrane systematic reviews in the field of wound care.The ideal candidate will have a high level of attention to detail and be able to work with considerable autonomy to meet regular deadlines.   Your computing and numeracy skills will be strong and you will have the ability to learn new software quick...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Call the Midwife! (If the Doctor Doesn't Object) Call the Midwife! (If the Doctor Doesn't Object)
Lack of knowledge about midwifery care as well as restrictive laws and policies remain obstacles to the broader involvement of nurse midwives in obstetric care, who attend fewer than 9% of births in the US.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Call the Midwife praised for cleft lip storyline
Sunday's episode featuring a baby born with a cleft lip and palate is praised for its handling of the topic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leadership Program for Frontline Nurses Aims to Advance Universal Health Coverage in Zambia
January 25, 2019Nurses heading community health facilities in Zambia improved their capacity to lead frontline teams to achieve high-quality services and advance universal health coverage through a 12-month blended learning program designed with technical contributions from IntraHealth International. Results from the initial application of the program were published in the December issue ofGlobal Health: Science and Practice.In Zambia, nurses and nurse-midwives lead more than half of rural facilities and guide primary health care delivery, including managing community health workers. Based on an assessment, the Ministry of...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Zambia Primary Health Care to Communities (PHC2C) Human Resources Management Management and Performance Nurses Source Type: news

We Must Keep Maternal Health Front and Center of the UHC Conversation
By Pape Amadou Gaye, Chief Executive Officer ; Devex ContributorsJanuary 11, 2019We stand at a critical inflection point in the fight to end preventable maternal mortality.This piece originally appeared onDevex.The Lancet recently  reported that if high-quality health systems were in place in 137 low- and middle-income countries, maternal deaths would decline by half.So, how do we get there? How do we ensure that every woman has access to quality health care before, during, and after childbirth; that she and her newborn are not made to suffer from a preventable and treatable maternal health complication; that s...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Source Type: news

Nursing staff cited as key to convincing parents on vaccination
Midwives, health visitors, school nurses have an important role in promoting vaccination to parents, says a new report that raises concerns about the influence of social media on take-up. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Q & A: Everything you need to know about nursing associates
With the first qualified nursing associates entering the workforce this month,  Professor Geraldine Walters, director of education and standards at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, has answered some key questions about the new role. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mother was left shocked when three of her four babies were born with TEETH
Vicky Harrison, 40, from Newbridge, South Wales, told of how midwives crowded round when she gave birth to her eldest Demi-Leigh, 13, as the infant had arrived into the world with two top teeth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agency nurse spending in Wales dips after years of increase
Spending on agency nursing and midwifery staff finally dipped slightly last year in Wales, following cost increases since 2014, according to a new report. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sickle cell: Call The Midwife shines spotlight on disease
Sickle cell carriers took to social media to praise the show's portrayal of the genetic disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role and scope of practice of midwives in humanitarian settings: a systematic review and content analysis - Beek K, McFadden A, Dawson A.
BACKGROUND: Midwives have an essential role to play in preparing for and providing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in humanitarian settings due to their unique knowledge and skills, position as frontline providers and geographic and social pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Uganda: Solar Energy Easing Midwives' Work in Arua
[Monitor] It is what I was trained to do. Whatever the circumstances, I have to do everything possible to save lives," Baku says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Call for more research on role of midwives in humanitarian crises
More must be done to enable midwives to deliver  sexual and reproductive healthcare “to their full potential” to vulnerable women and girls caught up in humanitarian disasters, according to new research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Andrea Sutcliffe in ‘listening mode’ as she takes helm of NMC
The new chief executive and registrar of the nursing and midwifery regulator has vowed to take an “all ears” approach to the high-profile role, and to foster a culture of transparency and learning. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Midwives group applies for regulation under new provincial act
The P.E.I. Midwives Association has taken the first step in a process that would allow midwives to practise on P.E.I. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Midwives group applies for regulation under new act on P.E.I.
The P.E.I. Midwives Association has taken the first step in a process that would allow midwives to practise on P.E.I. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Nurses must be more aware and less scared of FGM, says leading midwife
Many UK healthcare professionals still “panic” when they come across a case of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a leading specialist midwife who has called for improvements to training and services. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Podcast: Intramuscular and intravenous opioid pain relieving drugs in labour
The use of pain-relieving drugs during labour is common throughout the world, and an updated Cochrane Review from June 2018 looks at the use of a class of drugs called opioids. Lead author, Lesley Smith from Oxford Brookes University in the UK tells us what they found." For many women in labour, an epidural containing a local anaesthetic has become an increasingly popular choice for pain relief. However, not all women choose this and some give birth in places were an epidural is not available. One of alternatives is the use of an opioid drug, such as pethidine, diamorphine or meptazinol given either intramuscularly or...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Misconduct charges against Shropshire midwives found proved
Charges of misconduct made against two midwives at a hospital trust that is under investigation for alleged maternity failings have been found proved. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Why Should Postabortion Care Be Youth-Friendly?
By Mallory Michalak, 2018 UNC-IntraHealth Summer FellowJanuary 09, 2019Midwife Tembi Mugore answers four questions about bias, shame, and what it takes to overcome them in health services for young people.At least 8% of maternal deaths worldwideare from unsafe abortions. And almost all abortion-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries,mostly in Africa.“But there is a stigma attached to unsafe abortion, and because of that there is a bias against clients,” saysIntraHealth International midwife and public health professional Stembile Mugore. That bias prevents many clients —particularly yo...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Evidence to Action (E2A) Project Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Education Performance Advocacy Quality of Care Youth Midwives Togo Source Type: news

Shropshire midwives' misconduct charges proved
The workers appeared before the the Nursing and Midwifery Council after a baby died in 2015. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Regent Park program provides holistic support for new Indigenous moms
A new program based on research by St. Michael's Hospital and an Indigenous group of midwives in Regent Park aims to reduced the number of Indigenous children who are removed from their families and end up in the children's aid system. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Malawi: 20 Malawi Nurses Graduate in Leadership
[Nyasa Times] About 20 young female nurses drawn from almost all the districts in the country have been equipped with leadership skills through a nine months programme implementented by the National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (Nonm) with funding from Norad through Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Midwives in Africa making use of donated hospice uniforms
Midwives in the country of Burkina Faso are now making use of uniforms donated by a hospice in Wiltshire (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The 'superwoman' midwife of the mountains
After she had to give birth without any help, one Himalayan woman decided to train to become the first midwife in her area. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Offers Recommendations to End Abusive Maternity Care in Namibia
This study gave nurses a voice, too.”Health worker focus groups recommended action at various levels, including:  Acknowledgement of society ’s role in the creation of a supportive environment, and positive feedback and publicity to recognize health workers’ hard work Collaborative effort to identify common needs between clients and health workers paired with collective interventions to address these needsBetter preservice training, including on client-centered care and ethicsEstablishment of a code of conduct and accountability mechanismsFurther dissemination and community education about clien...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Namibia Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Health Workers Source Type: news

Why So Many Women Travel to Denmark for Fertility Treatments
Holly Ryan knows the biological father of her children has two sisters, is a Coldplay fan, and doesn’t like eating chicken in pasta dishes. She knows his mother is a nurse and his father is a policeman, and that his aunt has green eyes and curly hair. She even has a photo of him as a child, and an audio recording of his voice. But Ryan, 41, doesn’t know his name and has never met him. More than six years ago, she decided she wanted to start a family. “Once you commit to trying to get pregnant, it becomes a kind of obsession,” says Ryan, the director of a talent agency for TV directors, producers and...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Naina Bajekal/Copenhagen Tags: Uncategorized Denmark Source Type: news

Where Doulas Calm Nerves and Bridge Cultures During Childbirth
In Sweden, midwives deliver babies. But doula culture interpreters act as bridges between midwives and immigrant women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA ANDERSON Tags: Sweden Pregnancy and Childbirth Midwives and Doulas Women and Girls Immigration and Emigration Foreign Workers Translation and Interpreters Hospitals Oksana Kornieko Source Type: news

CNO and leading nurses recognised in new year's honours list
New year honours have been awarded to nearly 30 members of the nursing and midwifery profession for 2019, including the outgoing chief nursing officer for England, a leading voice in community nursing and a senior nurse credited with helping turn round a trust in the wake of a high-profile maternity scandal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Midwives' practices and knowledge about fear of childbirth and postpartum posttraumatic stress disorder - de Vries NE, Stramrood CAI, Sligter LM, Sluijs AM, van Pampus MG.
BACKGROUND: Women suffering from fear of childbirth and postpartum posttraumatic stress disorder are often not recognised by health care professionals. AIM: To evaluate practices, knowledge and the attitudes of midwives towards women with fear of c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Africa: In the Global Shift Toward Health for All, Empower Nurses and Midwives
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] There can be no health for all without the contribution of nurses and midwives: it is time they got seats at the table (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Weight worries and pregnancy top Christmas medical advice charts
Analysis of data from NHS website reveals searches for more than 7,000 conditions Related items fromOnMedica CAM can be lethal to children Alcohol directly causes seven types of cancer Alcohol strategy skewed towards public order rather than health Doctors and midwives welcome clear alcohol advice GP e-learning course will help patients with alcohol problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breast implants withdrawn from sale in Europe
UK surgeons advised not to use Allergan textured implants Related items fromOnMedica PIP implants: Taking the right decision and lessons to be learnt NHS receives over 7,000 breast implant referrals Over a thousand women identified as having undergone FGM Midwife-led birth safest for straightforward pregnancy Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news