Originally posted on Girls' Globe: Yesterday was World Health Day – a World Health Organization (WHO) campaign with a focus, this year, on global food safety. This year, much of the attention is being given to looking at how food…
This event took place about 5 years ago now and it is one of my ‘stand out’ memories from my time working as a midwife. I was working a night shift on delivery suite. A labouring woman was admitted; handcuffed … Continue reading →
Originally posted on Girls' Globe: Midwifery is one of the world’s oldest professions and midwives have been ‘with woman’ (the literal translation for the word ‘midwife’) for thousands of generations. The work of skilled midwives is invaluable in ensuring the…
Natalie Bond is a mum and co-founder of Nathalie Bond Organics, “a small company with big dreams”. Maternal Matters catches up with Natalie to find out more. Natalie, your candles and soaps are amazing! What inspired you to start your … Continue reading →
Originally posted on Girls' Globe: The countdown is on: we have less than 500 days to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5, focused on improving child and maternal health. Sustained and focused efforts have resulted in impressive improvements…
The simple answer? Everything. Whilst working on safe childbirth projects in Afghanistan, I began to see that the root of addressing maternal and newborn health problems (of which Afghanistan has a poor history) began with truly empowering women. And to … Continue reading →
Ros Davies is a Mum and the CEO of maternal and newborn health charity, Women & Children First. Maternal Matters is delighted that she’s christening the new Maternal Month page – thank you Ros! Can you tell us a bit … Continue reading →
There’s been a wave of enthusiasm recently among Tweeting midwives. I was on holiday when it started (supposedly away from emails and social media, but sneaking back on now and again), and returned to find that a host of fellow … Continue reading →
First things first: I’m not writing this because I profess to be any kind of expert. I’ve been doing it long enough to have a little bit of insight on blogging, but not too long that I can’t remember the … Continue reading →
This is the research blog of Dr Sally Pezaro. Sally is 'The Academic Midwife' working to secure excellence in teaching and maternity services. Specialist interests include maternity services, workforce and midwifery research.
We are using person-centred thinking tools in pregnancy and parenthood so that women can have a more personalised and empowering experience. Bloggers are Esther Sharma, an experienced midwife and Helen, an expert in person-centred practices.