Continuity of carer – for whom?

There has been a lot of talk recently about continuity of carer in maternity services. The National Maternity Review report, “Better Births’ raised that ‘some midwives had commented positively on

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Happy Birthday Little One

All around are bright coloured balloons, the cake waiting for candles to be lit and wishes to be made. Gifts wrapped in shiny paper call out to be opened. Deep

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Your sadness matters.

When it comes to the birth of a baby sadness isn’t an emotion that we usually think of. Joy, happiness and excitement instead come to mind, with glowing parents holding

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Finding moments of light

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” Hafiz of Shiraz Some days the darkness was overwhelming. I felt

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Preventing Birth Trauma-How?

Supporting families after a difficult and traumatic birth of course is so important but we need to address how we can prevent trauma from a difficult birth in the first

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