Midwifery Matters Spring 2018 Issue 156


Featured Articles

Midwifery Lives Matter – 4
A Midwives’ Haven feature by Deborah Hughes exploring suicide in midwifery.

Persecution: It’s Time to Stop – 8
Nicky Grace comments on the decision to imprison Agnes Gereb for 2 years for attending homebirths.

A Midwife’s Diary – 18
Oli Jeacock discusses how the African Maternity Link is saving womens’ lives in Sierra Leone.


From Hero to Zero Maritsa H Clarke – 6
An experience of midwifery training in Greece and a first midwife role in the UK.

In Support of Agnes Irene Walton – 9
Reprinted from Midwifery Matters Summer 2012 when Irene travelled to Hungary to support Agnes.

Never Judge Jordan Wheeler – 11
Things to consider when planning an elective placement abroad.

Midwifery Skills in Sudan Becky Millar – 12
Sharing midwifry skills with students in a poverty stricken and war torn country.

Piece of Cake: Celebrating Birth Angie Bunce – 14
Baby shower traditions from around the world and a cracking cake recipe

Articles & News

Midwifery Beyond Borders Deborah Froiio – 17
An Italian midwife experiences the working life of a UK Independent Midwife

Worlds Apart Tani Paxton – 20
Experience of working in the public hospital and birthing clinic in Bali

Confidence and Freedom – 22
Katherine Hales gives an update on the Save The Midwife campaign.

Sunshine and Sisterhood – 24
Linda Wylie reports on the European Midwives Association annual meeting in Madrid

Reviews and Vacancies – 25
The Majestic Midwife by Laura Neale; Gestational Diabetes by Deborah Hughes; Midwivery Matters Editor Vacancy

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