For many years postnatal care in the UK has been referred to as the Cinderella of maternity care, receiving less attention and funding than other areas, but it is not just a lack of funding. Dr Julie Wray, senior lecturer, user and carer lead and joint editor of The Practising Midwife Journal took time out this September to give us some fascinating insights into findings from her research on the impact that place has on new mothers’ experiences of postnatal wards. The birth of a baby is generally a cause for celebration, but are postnatal wards conducive to celebration?
Other Highlights from September 2012…
- Hot Topic: What goes round… A midwife reflects on changes in the practice of maternity care she has seen through her career. Rosemary Mander, Emeritus Professor of Midwifery, University of Edinburgh
- Research & Education: ‘It opened my mind’: student midwives’ views of a motherhood and mental health module. Agnes Higgins, Professor in Mental Health; Margaret Carroll, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery; and Danika Sharek, Researcher – all from Trinity College, Dublin
- Midwifery: A review of Green-top guidelines on bacterial sepsis during and following pregnancy. Julie Frohlich, Consultant Midwife and Supervisor of Midwives, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
- Infant Nutrition: Breastfeeding during military deployment: a soldier’s story. Martha Rider Sleutel, Associate Professor of Nursing, Angelo State University
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