Midwifery Matters Summer 2018 Issue 157
Standardisation of Care: a contradiction in terms by Mavis Kirkham – 4
Examining how routines impact the very nature of a midwife’s role and relationships they build.
Needles and Nerves by Dannie Foulkes – 8
A student reflection about the
fear and reality of undertaking midwifery skills.
Finding their Voice by Ruth Carrozza & Faye Parfit – 12
Student artwork that expresses
their role in empowering women.
Caseloading – 10
Student midwives Georgina Westhead and Ashleigh Croft get creative.
Perfect Birth Environment – 13
LJMU students express themselves.
Neoliberalism: inequality and maternity care – 14
Claire Welford looks at how government policies have impacted key areas of maternity services.
Processing Trauma – 17
Kate Hales reflects on how Buddhism has helped her process a traumatic midwifery event.
The Dance and Art of Perinatal Care – 23
Cover feature artist Abbie Durrant-Milnes shares her work.
News and Views
Book Reviews – 21
How we Sleep; Doulas and Intimate Labour; Towards the Humanisation of Birth
A 17th Century Midwife – 22
Deb Hughes shares a fascinating account of Eizabeth Thompson, a midwife in Kendal.
Small Steps – 24
Katherine Hales brings the quarterly ARM and campaign update.
Health Professional Suicide – 25
The Midwives’ Haven Collective share an update on responses from their recent letter calling for action to prevent suicide among midwives.
Better Births! Women and Midwives are the Solution – 26
Michelle Beacock reports on the Wigan ARM study day held in March 2018.