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Responses to stress
  The following is a typical comment about team responses to stress on the labour ward:   “The labour ward was busy that night and [the midwife] was unable to provide one-to-one midwifery care, which, given the history of reduced fetal
Championing women’s human rights
Picture this: You are travelling home in a crowded train late on a Friday afternoon and come across a newspaper article that sends you choking with indignation over something that is happening several thousand miles away. Short of spilling your coffee
Episiotomy
Episiotomies, care of your stitches and what to expect when healing How does an episiotomy differ from a tear? A tear happens spontaneously as the baby stretches the vagina during birth. An episiotomy is a cut made by a healthcare professional into
Reducing your risk of perineal tears
How to reduce the severity of tearing First- and second-degree perineal tears are most common type and are unlikely to cause long-term problems. For third- and fourth-degree tears, there is often no clear reason why this happens, and it is not
BJOG release: No long term effects of antidepressant use during pregnancy
The use of antidepressants during pregnancy has no long term neurodevelopmental or behavioural effects on the child, however they may be associated with an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage, suggests the findings from three studies published
Council précis, May 2020
Overview of the Council meeting which took place on 1 May 2020 President’s update The President reported his key activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and highlighted the development of the national COVID-19 guidance and the production of the
Knowledge Area 9 – Postpartum problems
Capability in practice (CiP) 1: The doctor is able to apply medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional values for the provision of high-quality and safe patient-centred care 6: The doctor takes an active role in helping self and others to
New year, new challenges
We are anticipating a busy few months ahead of us. A week ago, the Special Trust Administrator for South London Healthcare NHS Trust published their report. The recommendations made for uncomfortable reading. The RCOG submitted evidence to the
Sands Midwifery Fellow
Below is one of the case studies written by contributors to the Each Baby Counts project. Sands Midwifery Fellow – Support to improve the quality of local investigations Margaret Keenan – Sands Midwifery Fellow Findings from the first Each
Newly Appointed Consultants Meeting, May 2016
Many thanks for registering for the Newly Appointed Consultants Meeting course on 6 May 2016. You will receive your certificate of attendance on completion of the online feedback form. Please therefore make sure your details under ‘My profile’ are

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