Category: Quotes and shares

Quote of the month for June: self-determination…

“Clinicians should therefore be aware that in the UK, courts are now likely to prioritise the rights of the patient over traditional practice (traditionally, there was no liability if a responsible body of physicians would regard non-disclosure of a particular…

Mindfulness, effectiveness, midwifery and healing…

In this week’s issue of The Lancet, Editor Richard Horton comments on the ever-growing popularity of mindfulness and the ever-growing trend towards trying to prove its effectiveness scientifically. “But”, he asks, “is science the right place to discover the meaning…

Quote of the month: precious blood…

“The exchange of blood between the placenta and the baby during the third stage of labour is now better understood.  While the caliber of the two umbilical arteries decreases very quickly, the umbilical vein remains open so that the uterine…

Midwives make a difference

Sometimes it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the importance of what we do, and it is just fantastic that 2013 is proving to be a bumper year for evidence that supports continuity of midwifery care in all…