Personal stories of midwifery, pregnancy and birth
Health conditions touching midwives
Illnesses Potentially Impacting Midwifery Practice
Rachitis Returns: Scotland's Alarm
Rachitis, a disease once thought to belong to the past, is re-emerging in Scotland. Characterized by bone deformations in children due to Vitamin D deficiency, it's linked to malnutrition and poverty. What's behind this alarming comeback, and what can be done to prevent it?
#Scotland #healthcare #child diseases
Namibia's Bold Stride towards the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis B
Namibia is on the verge of a remarkable public health achievement. The nation is leading the charge in the fight against mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis B, setting an inspiring example for countries worldwide.
#maternal health #life matters #WHO #Namibia #Midwifery
Midwifery alongside SDG
Numbers that show the progress to achieve better care in reproductive health
The Underutilization of Midwives in Chicago Area Hospitals: Implications for Maternal and Infant Health
Exploring the role of midwives in Chicago's healthcare system, this article delves into the barriers they face in hospital settings. While research shows that midwives can improve maternal care, systemic hurdles limit their integration.
#Midwifery #BlackLivesMatter #support midwives #North America
Advancing Maternal Health in Pakistan via Midwifery Programs
Pakistan faces a critical challenge with its high maternal mortality rate. A multi-faceted approach led by the government, in collaboration with international and national partners, aims to elevate the role of midwives through specialized education and regulatory reforms. The initiative seeks to tackle complex issues from rural healthcare access to gender empowerment.
Events of Impact and Changes in midwifery's landscape
The Controversy Over Centralizing Maternity Care in Germany
The German government's plan to centralize maternity care in specialized hospitals is facing opposition from midwife associations. Critics argue that the proposal, aimed at ensuring quality, neglects geographic and economic factors, affecting accessibility and putting families at risk.
#Germany #Midwifery #maternal health
Queensland Midwives Rally for Maternity Safety
Midwives in Queensland rally at parliament, demanding urgent funding to address a severe crisis in maternity wards. They call attention to unsafe conditions, impacting the wellbeing of mothers and infants.
#Australia #maternal health #Midwifery #support midwives
The Future of Midwifery: A Concern Among Parents
Amidst rising concerns about maternal care, Swedish Hospital in Lincoln Square has announced the merger of its esteemed midwifery program with its obstetrics department. This decision prompts a broader conversation about the future of maternal healthcare and the importance of patient choice.
#maternal health #life matters #Midwifery #pressure on midwives #support midwives #United States
Addressing Maternal Health Disparities: The Rise of Midwifery Care in California
As racial disparities in maternal mortality rates persist in California, a growing number of Black women are turning to midwifery care as a solution. This article delves into this trend, exploring the driving factors, the role of midwives and doulas, and the challenges they face, all against the backdrop of a broader movement towards health equity.
#United States #disparities #maternal health #midwife-led care
Emerging Technologies in Reproductive Health
Digitalizing Germany's Healthcare: The Implications and Goals
Germany's Federal Ministry of Health is setting its sights on fully digitizing healthcare by making electronic patient records mandatory. Minister Karl Lauterbach lays out the vision for a modern, efficient system while addressing privacy concerns.
#Germany #healthcare #digital health