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

Better Births Colloquium

Last week, I was delighted to attend (gatecrash with permission) the Better Births colloquium in London.

The Better Births Initiative was started by the Royal College of Midwives with the aim of…

“…developing service-led and evidence-informed resources to improve and enhance the midwifery contribution to and women’s experience of maternity services in the UK” (RCM)

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