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Applications now welcome for the Iolanthe Midwifery Awards 2018

The Iolanthe Midwifery Trust is now accepting applications for their annual Iolanthe Midwifery Awards.

Guidance published on implementing Better Births recommendations

NHS England has published guidance for maternity services on implementing continuity of carer recommendations, published in the Better Births report as part of the National Maternity Review.

US hospital refurbishes birthing suites to meet family needs

A US hospital has opened nine new maternity rooms and modern delivery unit designed to be more versatile to women and their family’s needs during childbirth.

Book Review: Spirituality and Childbirth, Meaning and Care at the Start of Life

Book review by: AUT University Professor Liz Smythe and AUT University Senior Lecturer Andrea Gilkison In a world of midwifery literature which is seemingly dominated with topics such as ‘evidence based practice’, it is refreshing to come across a book with a focus on the spiritual side of birth.

Christmas advert praises midwives #ThankYouMidwife

Pampers launched the campaign #ThankYouMidwife at the beginning of December alongside their Christmas advert that has been viewed over 14,000 times.

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