Category: Quotes and shares

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…

Good news from the USA on primary cesarean prevention

I’m wanting to send you elsewhere to read some good news today and this is especially for anyone who hasn’t yet seen Judith Lothian’s blog post on Science and Sensibility last week about the joint Obstetric Care Consensus statement:¬†Safe Prevention…

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…