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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Baby Buddy: an app for expectant and new young mums

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

Women’s Groups: saving the lives of mothers and newborns

Twenty-five poor and illiterate women from a rural village in Bangladesh sit together in a courtyard. A lively discussion is taking place as the women recount stories of marriage, pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Over the coming months, these women will … Continue reading