Postnatal care: where’s the Fairy Godmother?

The postnatal period is a crucial time for women as they transition to motherhood and can have a lifelong impact on both the mother and baby. High quality care and support can play a significant role during this time. However, … Continue reading

Maternal Matters interviews Viv Gray: midwife and Birth Companions trustee

In advance of Birth Companions‘ launch of the Birth Charter for women in prisons next week, Maternal Matters is delighted to squeeze in an interview with busy lady Viv Gray, trustee of Birth Companions, independent midwife, mum-to-two and gran-to-one – … Continue reading

Because their lives matter: are midwives prepared for receiving more refugees?

I was a student midwife in the mid-nineties when I met her. She lay motionless, staring blankly at her new arrival, on a bed in the postnatal ward at the central London teaching hospital where I undertook my clinical placements. … Continue reading