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A student midwife placement poem: Hello little one, are you there?

Bianca Barrie is studying at Bournemouth University and wrote this poem during her placement (Community and Antenatal Clinics), partially as a reflection but also to story share with her peers.

Northern Ireland nursing and midwifery vacancies up by 80%

In Northern Ireland, nursing and midwifery vacancies have increased by 80% since 2017, with more than 2,900 jobs actively being recruited since October 2019.

Inducing women with low-risk pregnancies at 41 weeks could reduce risk to baby’s life

A paper, co-authored by a professor from the University of Birmingham, indicates that inducing low-risk pregnant women at 41 weeks gestation, instead of 42 weeks, reduces the risk to the baby’s life.

Birthrights criticises government’s decision to delay publishing maternity care report

Birthrights, a charity that promoted human rights in maternity care, has criticised the government's decision not to publish the MBRRACE-UK report “Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care’.

Community-based midwife shortage in New Zealand, says College

The New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM) has said there is a shortage of community-based midwives in New Zealand, which is leading to a “fragmented” level of care.

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