Originally posted on Girls' Globe: Last week, I wrote a post suggesting that the lives of mothers and babies in Afghanistan are showing signs of improvement. That was prior to the launch of the second State of the World’s Midwifery…
Originally posted on Girls' Globe: Photo Credit: Esther Sharma When I visited Gulpari,* I found her sitting in the corner of a room. Given the hot summer weather outside, the room was surprisingly dark and damp. On the other side…
Choice for women in where to give birth has hit the headlines and took social media by storm, as the below press release was issued by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) yesterday:- “Women who are healthy and … Continue reading →
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 →
In recent days, there has been widespread reporting in the media of the scheme to encourage women to breastfeed by incentivising them with £200 worth of shop vouchers. As a midwife and former ‘Breastfeeding Coordinator’ for a community NHS Trust. … Continue reading →
It’s been a long time since I’ve last blogged. I guess I’ve been caught up in my own maternal matters as I endured the long, hot London summer during my third trimester and then recovered from a difficult labour and … Continue reading →
Afghanistan has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates. So what better way to mark International Day of the Midwife than to highlight the work of Afghan midwives. In Afghanistan, midwifery training is typically an eighteen month programme, and … 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.