Small Change, Big Difference Health And Midwifery Challenge

2020-11-03T16:12:11+00:00Blog, Uncategorized|

Small Change, Big Difference Health And Midwifery Challenge Sometimes, tiny tweaks can make a huge difference to one’s overall health, as well as to the practice of midwifery. Yet, because of busy lifestyles and workplace protocols, we tend to fall into routines and patterns that are tremendously difficult to [...]

Comparing Homeopathy To Allopathy In Midwifery Practice

2020-08-20T09:46:27+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Comparing Homeopathy To Allopathy In Midwifery Practice The medical and pharmaceutical disciplines have had a definite influence on a pregnant woman’s perception that she needs help over and above what her mind and body are innately capable of. This translates into medical practitioners and their patients buying somewhat [...]

How To Measure Blood Pressure More Accurately

2020-09-25T13:42:54+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

How To Measure Blood Pressure More Accurately Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal death. Do midwives really know how to measure blood pressure (BP) accurately, is the question! Sensitive Midwifery Magazine published Prof Justus Hofmeyr’s guidelines, and reprint them here for all midwives to [...]

Together It’s Better, Taking Pregnancy Care To The Next Level

2020-01-31T08:33:18+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Together It’s Better, Taking Pregnancy Care To The Next Level In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its new recommendations for antenatal care with the subtitle ‘for a positive pregnancy experience’.  Wouldn’t you agree it’s interesting that they chose this subtitle? It certainly shows that the ‘experience’ [...]

Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Birth?

2019-08-19T12:25:15+00:00Blog, C-Section, Induction, Painkillers, Premature Birth|

Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Birth? Anxiety and fear are BIG topics in midwifery, and today, I’m contemplating what scares women who will give birth to a baby. For most women, it’s The Horror of Birth. Much of this is fear of the unknown. Unfortunately, when women [...]

Do Midwives Tell The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth?

2019-08-19T12:10:07+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Do Midwives Tell The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth? Childbirth used to be shrouded in secrecy. Now is the information age: monitors, men, many ‘support’ people – and video cameras – are welcomed into the delivery room, and anyone can watch a live birth on the [...]

Modern Midwifery vs Ancient Midwifery

2019-08-19T10:49:48+00:00Blog, Pregnancy|

Modern Midwifery vs Ancient Midwifery In many hospitals, the line has been drawn; it’s all about the obstetrics vs midwifery, medical care vs midwifery-led care. And then, there’s the relatively new debate within the scope of midwifery practice - that’s right; I’m talking about the far too common [...]

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