Many UK hospitals have focused on prioritising support for homebirth during Covid-19, recognising that keeping as many birthing women and people away from the hospital as possible during a pandemic is the best way to keep midwives and families safe from the coronavirus. These hospitals have also put more resources into community midwifery, offering antenatal and postnatal care either in the pregnant woman’s own home, or somewhere close by.
On the 16th March 2020 the UK’s Chief Medical Officer placed pregnant women in the vulnerable group, why did he take this decision as the evidence so far indicates pregnant women are no more likely to contract coronavirus than anyone else?
The Real Birth Company has been working hard with different organisations across the country, making sure that our three-day RCM and FEDANT accredited antenatal teacher training programme is accessible to families, providing support to women [...]
This January 2020 we held our first Real Birth Programme Training session in London, it was an energetic and really fun three days!To help midwives, doulas and other birth professionals attend our Antenatal Teacher [...]
MBRRACE is a report which is led by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, at the University of Oxford, this report is an analysis and investigation into the cause of maternal death, stillbirths and infant death. [...]
Emma Durman and Hayley Morgan both presented a small snapshot of their work at Let’s Talk Birth 2019. Their keynote discussion was surrounding Autistic Women and the pregnancy and labour experience. Zoe Wright from the [...]