This issue is crammed full of articles and features for your enjoyment over the festive season. Amongst our original articles is the first of a series of three on Louise Bourgeois written by author and retired lecturer Jean Donnison. Jean’s article takes us to 17th century France and the court of Henri IV, telling the story of how a well-educated young woman became embroiled in court politics when she was asked to attend the birth of the King’s first child.
Alison Fyfe, Donna Burns, Geraldine Butcher and Ruth Deery take a look at some of the benefits of Hypnobirthing and Astrid Andersson Wretmark, a retired hospital chaplain, describes the long term impact that the stillbirth of one twin can have on a surviving twin and their family.
There are also reprints relating to vitamin D, the midwifery model of care, the term breech trial, women’s experiences of abdominal examination and the fourth stage of labour. Our reviewers have looked at the latest research relating to third stage, choice and control, caffeine and chocolate and many other topical issues. Dusted off with a round-up of this quarter’s news, icing sugar and a tribute to Sally Marchant, MIDIRS Midwifery Digest’s recently retired editor, we would like to wish a happy festive season to all readers.
More from inside December’s Digest…
- Midwifery: Midwives and human rights. Mavis Kirkham, Sarah Davies, Nadine Edwards and Jo Murphy Lawless
- Postnatal: Is there a future for universal midwifery postnatal care in the UK? Julie Wray and Debra Bick
- Research & Education: Developmental mentoring: new graduates’ confidence grows when their needs shape the relationship. Sue Lennox and Maralyn Foureur
- Neonatal & Infancy: Long-term cognitive outcomes of infants born moderately and late preterm. David Odd, Alan Emond and Andrew Whitelaw
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