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The importance of midwifery units

Despite robust evidence that freestanding midwifery units (birth centres) provide high-quality care, the number of women able to use them is constantly undermined. Women’s choice is not the primary factor in declining numbers (Closure of midwife-run ...

Source: The Guardian
Published: 14 Feb 2019

One of the few black midwives in Philadelphia wants to give women of color more healthcare options

Read the first installment here. When Asasiya Muhammad walks into her office at Inner Circle Midwifery in Germantown, toddlers immediately jump up to greet her. She picks up a little boy and starts cooing to him. “I caught him last year,” she said.

Source: WHYY
Published: 13 Feb 2019

NPP-USA youth wing donates to Keta Nursing and Midwifery Training College - TESCON

As part of efforts to prepare and equip the youth of NPP towards election 2020, and to fulfill a promise made to the student group, the youth wing of NPP-USA, on, Thursday, February 14, 2018, donated a brand new laptop to the leadership of Tertiary ...

Published: 15 Feb 2019

Views sought by regulator on new midwifery education standards

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Source: Nursing Times
Published: 13 Feb 2019

IELTS writing band score lowered for Nursing and Midwifery applicants to the UK

With the announcement that the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the UK has changed its English language proficiency requirements for overseas applicants, the British Council in Sri Lanka has identified the change as an opportunity for nurses and ...

Source: The Daily Mirror
Published: 13 Feb 2019

Rising infant mortality rates sounding alarm for midwifery

WHAT: The United States spends more on health care than any other developed nation, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation, yet the U.S. has a higher infant mortality rate than 27 wealthy countries studied in a recent report from the U.S ...

Source: Purdue University
Published: 06 Feb 2019

Most women give birth in hospital – but it’s got more to do with World War II than health

But this became much more difficult during the war, as midwifery services had been moved to the emergency hospitals outside the UK’s major cities. Today, research tells us that home births are ...

Source: History News Network
Published: 12 Feb 2019

Uganda: Ishaka Nursing School Under Probe Over Caning Students

Musene said she learnt about the incident through a nursing and midwifery Whatsapp group before other senior nurses and the ministry's permanent secretary, Alex Kakooza, asked her to investigate ...

Published: 12 Feb 2019

New midwifery office in Sarnia caters to growing demand

Midwives in Sarnia are increasingly in demand and they soon hope to expand their responsibilities at Bluewater Health. So says Lindsay Ottens, one of eight midwives working with Midwifery Services of Lambton-Kent out of a band new office building at 350 ...

Source: The Sarnia Journal
Published: 18 Feb 2019

Nursing and Midwifery Council to move into Stratford

The NMC is the independent regulator for nurses, midwives and nursing associates and maintains the standards of those healthcare professionals. It joins Unicef UK, the Financial Conduct Authority and Transport for London in Stratford’s One Westfield Avenue.

Source: Newham Recorder
Published: 18 Feb 2019

After decades, midwifery board issues licenses to midwives

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After more than four decades, five Alabama midwives received licenses Friday to practice as a midwife. This can give some expecting mothers more options when delivering. Midwives help a woman through her pregnancy, delivery and the ...

Source: WSFA
Published: 24 Jan 2019

Midwifery care offered at Smithtown, Commack offices

This post was contributed by a community member. Women can now receive gynecologic and obstetrical care from Huntington Hospital's midwifery team at Northwell Health Obstetrics and Gynecology in Smithtown. Every Friday, either Jessica Hilsenroth, CNM, or ...

Source: USA Patch
Published: 04 Feb 2019

Third junior doctor strike coincides with midwifery strike

Planning is under way to ensure safe conditions are maintained for both patients and staff at MidCentral DHB (MDHB) sites during the proposed strikes by members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZRDA) and the Midwifery Employee ...

Source: Scoop
Published: 04 Feb 2019

Alabama issues certified professional midwifery licenses for the first time in over 40 years

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The state of Alabama has not issued a certified professional midwifery license in over 40 years until now. According to, the board approved the license of five certified professional midwives: Stacey Bufkin, Tori Dennis, Karen ...

Source: WHNT
Published: 20 Jan 2019

Tamil Nadu Announce exam Dates for Diploma in General of Nursing and Midwifery Course March 2019, details

Tamil Nadu: Through a recent notification Tamil Nadu Health and Welfare Department (TN Health) announced the dates for exam for Diploma in General of Nursing and Midwifery (DGNM) Course March 2019. the notification with the full details of the original ...

Source: Medical Dialogues
Published: 04 Feb 2019

Young Innovators: U of S researchers study benefits of midwifery

Midwifery care may be key to better childbirth outcomes for low-income women with low- to moderate-risk pregnancies, says a study by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of British Columbia (UBC). USask PhD student Daphne ...

Source: The StarPhoenix
Published: 18 Nov 2018

Planning Board recommends midwifery reuse for Coit House

Buffalo's oldest house may soon become the birthplace of some the region's newest residents. The Buffalo Planning Board Monday unanimously approved a recommendation that the Common Council approve an adaptive use permit for 412 Virginia St. – the Coit House.

Source: The Buffalo News
Published: 20 Nov 2018

Midwifery in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever been to, and I would highly recommend visiting if you can! I was fortunate enough to visit in the summer of 2014, working with an organization providing support to people affected by HIV and AIDS.

Source: Medium
Published: 11 Dec 2018

Funding cut by Tories a blow to midwifery in Ontario, health experts say

Cutting funds to the College of Midwives of Ontario delivers a blow to a profession already under strain and could further limit access to midwifery care in Ontario, says those who study the profession. The College of Midwives revealed this week that the ...

Source: Ottawa Citizen
Published: 14 Dec 2018

Midwifery options in southern Alberta to expand in 2019

They’re mandated by the province as primary healthcare providers, but expectant parents in southern Alberta who opt for the services of midwives can still face limitations when it comes where they delivery their child. As is the case for Lethbridge ...

Source: Global News
Published: 01 Dec 2018

Midwifery placed under Nursing Act

Legal changes to bring midwives under the same umbrella as nurses has passed in the House of Assembly. Kim Wilson, the Minister of Health, told MPs that the old legislation covering midwives “contained an outdated regulatory framework” that resulted in ...

Source: The Royal Gazette
Published: 27 Nov 2018

NHS staff numbers up, but nursing and midwifery vacancies increase

NHS Scotland staffing numbers have increased slightly in a year but while vacancy rates for medical and dental consultants have fallen, those for nurses and midwives have risen to more than 2,400. Sickness absence rates across Scotland’s health boards ...

Source: Yahoo!
Published: 04 Dec 2018

The Current State of Midwifery in Minnesota

These three professionals have a complicated relationship that has changed throughout the last century, but traditional midwifery (state law refers to midwifery practiced by CPMs as traditional midwifery or direct entry midwifery) has been legal in ...

Source: Medium
Published: 13 Dec 2018

Gender disparity in nursing and midwifery in Jamaica: Time for Action

It is long believed that gender stereotyping and marginalisation are barriers to males opting to study nursing and midwifery globally. What is the situation like for Jamaica in the 21st century? This article will focus mainly on nursing, although the ...

Source: The Jamaica Observer
Published: 08 May 2018

Sanford Health expands midwifery services to Dakota Dunes

DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. -- Some of Brandi Craig and Erin Vande Lune's patients were driving two to three hours from their Northwest Iowa homes to Sanford Health in Sioux Falls for prenatal care appointments. Now, those patients will spend less time on the road ...

Source: Sioux City Journal
Published: 08 Jun 2018

Midwifery Shown to Especially Benefit Low-Income Women

A new Canadian study shows that midwives are a safe and effective option for prenatal care, especially for women of low socioeconomic status. Midwives, general practitioners (GPs) and obstetricians (OBs) are all qualified to provide safe prenatal care for ...

Source: Psych Central
Published: 04 Oct 2018

What Indian Hospitals should learn from the Midwifery Led Care in the UK

In the UK, when a woman first discovers that she is pregnant, she is referred to a midwife, not a doctor. There’s a saying in the UK - ‘Every pregnant woman needs a midwife, only some need a doctor’. It is the midwife that assesses the pregnant woman ...

Source: Times of India
Published: 05 Oct 2018