Midwifery Matters Winter 2016 Issue 151


Editorial 2

News and Views

Routine GBS Screening Not Recommended by UKNSC 5
Student Bursary Update 5
Co-sleeping: keeping it safe – UNICEF’s new resources 6
Demand an End to the Pay Restraint Imposed on NHS Staff 6


Membrane Sweeps at 38 Weeks: where is the evidence? Katherine Hales 8
Birth After 42 Weeks: avoiding Induction of Labour Karrie Tilburn 9
Researching Independent Midwives Michelle Irving 11
Home: fighting for the place to birth Paula Cleary 12
Midwives: a profession under threat? Katherine Hales 14
Herbs Song and Prayer: discovering traditional midwifery in Argentina Annie Ibanez 16
Ethical Research Dr Irene Walton 18
Assessing the Maternity Review: Transforming Midwifery Services to Improve Quality, Safety and Choice Becky Millar 20
Stillbirth on the Frontline Beverley Thompson 22

Member’s lowdown

Midwifery Matter’s Retreat and 40th Birthday Party Pam Dorling 24
European Midwives’ Association: General Meeting Linda Wylie 25
Treasurer’s Report Linda Wylie 28

From the archives

Is Midwifery a Branch of Nursing Beatrice Carla 31


Still Loved Hillary Rosser 35

What’s on 36

Noticeboard 36
Local groups 37

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