Midwifery Matters Spring 2017 Issue 152


Editorial 4


Keeping Midwifery Alive: a review of campaigns to protect midwifery legislation Katherine Hales
Resilience: a concept of limited use for midwives Mavis Kirkham 6
Evaluating The Care We Provide: the role of the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit Tina Harris and Andrea Blotkamp 8
New Midwifery Legislation Needed: ARM’s campaign to #savethemidwife Katherine Hales 10
A Fundamental Contradiction: the business model does not fit midwifery values Mavis Kirkham 13
Birth Choice, Our Human Right: midwives as advocates 16
Making A Difference: volunteering at a refugee camp Sarah Stephen-Smith 17

Over to you

Unconventional Birth: researching NHS midwives Claire Feeley 19
Meet the Member: Valerie Gommon 20
Midwives: Caring for Ourselves Caring for Others Pam Dorling 22

Creative Corner

Birth Ren Forteath 21

What’s on 24

Midwifery: A Profession Under Threat? 11
Relax, Reconnect, Retreat 12
The Art of Birth 12
Celebrating Continuity – One Year On 23

Noticeboard 24
Local groups 25

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