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Following the tragic news story about parents in El Salavdor being given the wrong baby by the hospital, IMUK’s Virginia Howes was interviewed by BBC Radio 2. She discussed the importance of mother and baby not being separated at any time after birth, both so they can spend important time bonding, and also to ensure no babies […]
The Zika virus has featured heavily in the news over the past few of weeks, with the first reported case in Europe coming from Spain at the beginning of February. Although the disease is generally not harmful, it has been linked to problems in pregnancy and birth defects. The World Health Organization (WHO) now reports […]
An open letter written to Alex Dyke on the IMUK blog has made the news after being widely shared on social media. Yesterday the Mirror Online picked up on the story and wrote an article that included an interview with the author . Since being posted on the Mirror’s website (here) it has received over 600 […]
Following BBC DJ Alex Dyke’s outrageous comments on breastfeeding during his show today, an online petition was started calling for him to be taken off air. The petition rapidly gained over 7000 signatures, and the BBC have now announced that he has, indeed, been suspended. Read the full story here.
Jacqui Tomkins, Chair of IMUK, looks to the future of independent midwifery in this month’s edition of the British Journal of Midwifery. You can read the full article here. Many thanks to the British Journal of Midwifery for allowing us to republish here. More information on this month’s edition is available on their website here.
Mariamni Plested considers whether artificial oxytocin augmentation and behavioural effects in this month’s edition of Essentially MIDIRS (with thanks to Essentially MIDIRS for allowing us to publish here).
Despite the benefits of continuity of care, 75% of women still give birth with strangers. Click here to read Milli Hill’s article for Best Magazine recommending our members as an alternative and calling us – wait for it – ‘a little army of unique and emotionally intelligent women who are experts in normal birth’ – […]