Maternal Matters is so excited to feature British midwife and global citizen, Lina Duncan, who set up Mumbai Midwife – Justlink Health Services India Pvt Ltd, a private midwifery practice, in India. Thanks Lina for taking the time to be interviewed for … Continue reading →
Originally posted on Girls' Globe: Fact: Every day, approximately 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. This accounts to 289,000 women per year. Fact: Every year 3 million infants die in the first month of life.…
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 →
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 →
Originally posted on Girls' Globe: Every year since 1989, communities around the world mark 11 July as World Population Day, which brings to attention global population issues in the context of development plans and programmes. We now live in a…
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.