International Day of the Midwife 2022

100 Years of Progress Today is International Day of the Midwife (IDM) 2022 – a day of global recognition to celebrate and honor our wonderful profession in all its glory around the world. A day to reflect on the current and historical issues affecting the world of Midwifery today. The [...]

By |2022-05-06T10:00:10+01:00May 4th, 2022|Journal|0 Comments

The Importance of Accessible Antenatal Education

Accessible Antenatal education is so important for pregnant women and their families to understand not only the processes that happen within the body during pregnancy and birth, but how to work with these feelings, both physically and mentally, to support and prepare the pregnant women through birth. How much and what information people receive [...]

By |2022-03-03T14:45:22+00:00March 3rd, 2022|Journal|0 Comments

How does The Real Birth Company’s Culture Differ from Comparable Approaches to Antenatal and Postnatal Education?

What the Real Birth Company Does The Real Birth Company is all about helping women achieve a positive pregnancy and birth experience. Our positive approach to birth is deeply embedded in our ethos and values to provide relevant, up to date evidence-based antenatal information that is imparted with a positive attitude to birth. [...]

By |2022-01-10T16:17:00+00:00November 5th, 2021|Journal|0 Comments

Covid, pregnancy and the vaccine. What do we know?

In the past 18 months almost every person on the planet has been affected one way or another by the new Coronavirus, Covid 19, but disproportionately affected have been women and people who are pregnant, or planning a pregnancy. In the early months of Covid there were reassuring articles released by the media stating [...]

By |2022-01-10T16:17:57+00:00September 28th, 2021|Journal|0 Comments

The Big Baby Trial – what’s the big idea?

What is the Big Baby Trial and why are they doing it?  The Big Baby Trial is being run by the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. The researchers obtained over two and a half million pounds (£2,575,726.00) in funding from the National Institute of Health Research(1) to undertake the trial.  [...]

By |2021-11-09T12:06:06+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Journal|0 Comments

The importance of undisturbed birth

In 2015 the birth world was rocked by the publication of the Kirkup Report1 into the deaths of mothers and babies during childbirth at Morecombe Bay between 2004 and 2013. A phrase that was used in the report has been repeated time and again, often by the former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, but also [...]

By |2021-11-09T12:06:13+00:00May 27th, 2021|Journal|0 Comments

Why Antenatal Education Benefits Midwives

To paraphrase (or perhaps, with apologies, to butcher) Jane Austin, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman or person who is pregnant, must be in want of antenatal education”. Antenatal education in one form or another is part of almost every pregnant woman or person’s pregnancy journey, together with their partner if [...]

By |2021-11-09T12:06:30+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Journal|0 Comments

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