Midwifery-Led Units

The language of midwifery is your work family, best friends and confidants.

What is the language of midwifery when our faces are masked, unable to speak softly, able to only communicate with our eyes? What is the language of midwifery with social distancing, without embracing colleagues and new parents? It is your colleague calmly unwrapping the delivery pack, folding down a resuscitaire and warming up towels. It …

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The noise of the gas and air ceases and the gap is filled with music that signifies a unified relationship

What are your initial thoughts when you hear the words “pregnancy and childbirth?” What words, or phrases spring to mind? For many, their minds will immediately go to the loud, raucous noises sometimes produced during contractions. Thoughts of ‘messy’ beds, the need for ‘towels and hot water,’ emergency buzzers or call bells, screaming babies, celebrating …

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It’s now around 11pm, as my friends and family are all starting to head to bed, my night is just getting started.

It’s 1AM, I gaze down from atop my coffee table upon my best friend, curled up asleep on my sofa in the middle of my flat-warming party. Inevitably, we’re thinking we’re the next Destiny’s Child, singing at the top of our voices after too many Aperol Spritz: yet it appears she is none the wiser. …

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