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A window on our world – The Powys maternity service

Dr Marie Lewis, Consultant Midwife, Powys Teaching Health Board 'On average, 30% of women in Powys have midwife-led care in the community for labour; with 15% of that group (about 1 in 7) transferring to hospital for care during labour (intrapartum transfers)'....

RESEARCH RESULTS – Hot off the Press

RESEARCH RESULTS ABOUT THE USE OF MIDWIFERY UNITS (BIRTH CENTRES) FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM Births in midwifery units in England have trebled, up from five per cent to 14 per cent over the last six years, a new study by researchers at The University of...

Better Births Event

IMPLEMENTION THE NATIONAL MATERNITY REVIEW IN RURAL AREAS The Midwifery Unit Network (MUNet) was delighted to support Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) along with the Royal College of Midwives in organising a conference in February...

My Birthplace: shared decision making at it’s best!

    By Gill Walton Director of Midwifery Portsmouth Hospitals Trust The My Birthplace app gives evidence based information and is used as part of a shared decision making pathway to help women express their preference for place of birth. It was developed by a group of...

Midwifery Unit Network 1st European Meeting

By Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho Around 4.7 million European women give birth each year. Despite the strong evidence for midwifery-led care and midwifery units, most EU countries still offer women very limited choice regarding place of birth and lead practitioner, with...

A new UK Midwifery Study System

What is UKMidSS?  Why is it exciting that all alongside midwifery units (AMUs ) in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland are involved? How can you find out more, and stay in touch? Dr Rachel Rowe, who leads UKMidSS, and Catherine Williams, Vice Chair of the...

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