UK Midwifery Archives

These archives contain posts and extracts from the UK Midwives and Consumers email list, a discussion group for people interested in midwifery in the UK. Open to midwives, students, mothers, and anyone interested in improving maternity services in UK. Posts in these archives express the views of the individual authors, and not those of the Association of Radical Midwives. Unless otherwise stated, the comments are personal experiences rather than evidence-based research, and these pages may not have been updated for some time. Nonetheless, they are preserved as an archive of midwives’ and mothers’ wisdom.

Waterbirth – Safety and Procedures

Waterbirth – Safety and Procedures

Varicose Veins and Vulval Varicosities in Pregnancy

Varicose Veins and Vulval Varicosities in Pregnancy

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean

The Umbilical Cord

The Umbilical Cord

Thrombocytopaenia of Pregnancy – Low Platelets

Thrombocytopaenia of Pregnancy – Low Platelets

Grand Multiparity and PPH Risk

Grand Multiparity and PPH Risk

Emergency management of PPH

Emergency management of PPH

The Third Stage of Labour, and Post-Partum Haemorrhage

The Third Stage of Labour, and Post-Partum Haemorrhage

Sweeping the Membranes

Sweeping the Membranes

Shoulders, birth of

Shoulders, birth of

Rhesus Negative Mothers

Rhesus Negative Mothers

Prelabour / Prolonged Rupture of Membranes

Prelabour / Prolonged Rupture of Membranes

Positions for Birth

Positions for Birth

Low-Lying Placenta and Placenta Praevia

Low-Lying Placenta and Placenta Praevia

Women’s Experiences of Pain in Labour

Women’s Experiences of Pain in Labour

Sterile water injections to relieve back pain

Sterile water injections to relieve back pain

Epidurals

Epidurals

Independent Midwives in the UK

Independent Midwives in the UK

Male Midwives

Male Midwives

Midwife-Led Units in the UK

Midwife-Led Units in the UK

Left-Handed Midwifery

Left-Handed Midwifery

How much autonomy do midwives have in the NHS?

How much autonomy do midwives have in the NHS?

Working as a midwife in the UK

Working as a midwife in the UK

Training to be a midwife in the UK

Training to be a midwife in the UK

Induction of Labour, and Post-Dates Pregnancy

Induction of Labour, and Post-Dates Pregnancy

Foetal Monitoring in Second Stage

Foetal Monitoring in Second Stage

Foetal Heart Rate Anomalies

Foetal Heart Rate Anomalies

Fibroids in Pregnancy and Birth

Fibroids in Pregnancy and Birth

Failure to Progress, and CPD

Failure to Progress, and CPD

GPs and Home Birth

GPs and Home Birth

Birth Attendants

Birth Attendants

Home Birth in the UK

Home Birth in the UK

Home Birth – General Discussions

Home Birth – General Discussions

Group B Streptococcus

Group B Streptococcus

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Episiotomy

Episiotomy

Cervical Lips / Anterior Lip

Cervical Lips / Anterior Lip

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Pregnancy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Pregnancy

Forced Caesareans

Forced Caesareans

Mothers Choosing Caesareans

Mothers Choosing Caesareans

Anna’s Story – Caesarean Hysterectomy

Anna’s Story – Caesarean Hysterectomy

Caesarean Babies

Caesarean Babies

Risks of Caesarean Sections

Risks of Caesarean Sections

Planning a Good Caesarean Section

Planning a Good Caesarean Section

Cannulas in Labour

Cannulas in Labour

Breech Birth at Home

Breech Birth at Home

Breech Birth

Breech Birth

Breastfeeding: Mastitis and Blocked Ducts

Breastfeeding: Mastitis and Blocked Ducts

Artificial Rupture of Membranes – Breaking the Waters

Artificial Rupture of Membranes – Breaking the Waters

Anaemia in Pregnancy – low Hb

Anaemia in Pregnancy – low Hb

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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