10 Top tips for caring for women with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in pregnancy for International Day of the Midwife #IDM2018 & #EDS awareness month

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#IDM2018 or ‘International Day of the Midwife’ falls on May the 5th of every year. The theme for 2018 in three languages is… Midwives leading the way with quality care Sages-femmes, ouvrons la voie avec la qualité des soins Matronas liderando el camino con un cuidado de calidad  Also… Every May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) awareness month…
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Highlights from the Third Annual #BirthTrauma conference #birthtrauma18

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The first week back in January and I am invited by the wonderful becca moore @dr_bjm to share some research thoughts and ideas at the 3rd annual birth trauma study day in London = #birthtrauma18. First of all..thank you for arranging and facilitating this day. It really is growing in strength and popularity year on year as this topic…
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Exploring ‘obstetric violence’ and ‘birth rape’

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Recently, the wonderful Ibone Olza (Perinatal Psychiatrist and Childbirth Activist from Childbirth is Ours, Spain) contacted me about her work on obstetric violence, birth rape and professional trauma. After reading her papers and watching her present her work, I was compelled to document and reflect upon some of the issues raised, here. The following points…
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What makes a good midwifery manager? Satisfaction vs Dissatisfaction in the workplace

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Reducing stress and fatigue among maternity staff is key to reducing baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth, according to a detailed new analysis published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. This ‘each baby counts’ initiative confirms that “Decision-making is more difficult when staff feel stressed or tired”. “This report shows that there is…
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Making Birth better: How research shapes practice #bbresearch17

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Indulging in my passion for research, I am today reflecting on my time at #bbresearch17 …an intimate conference made into a delightful day thanks to @researchMWs & @HinchMidwives…More specifically …  @taraApauley  &  @GallyHJ … I personally enjoyed this as a more intimate conference, where deeper conversations could get the brain working on what was really needed in maternity services and health research…Another…
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