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RESEARCH RESULTS – Hot off the Press

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

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

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...

We have a new logo!

Logo design by Jamel Darling Logos for the Low Low We had an encouraging response to our competition for a logo for the Network, and the winning design was chosen by our Advisory Group, against set criteria. Jamel Darling who created the design, said with his entry:...

Midwifery Units in Northern Ireland

Photo: Lagan Valley Freestanding Maternity Unit Midwifery Units in Northern Ireland By Seána Talbot There were 24,394 live births in NI during 2014 (NISRA, 2015) with the total number of MLU births being 2,960 - equating to 12% of births. The home birth rate is...

London Launch April 2016

London Launch April 2016

BARONESS CUMBERLEGE LAUNCHES NETWORK TO PROMOTE MIDWIFE LED UNITS AND IMPROVE CHOICE FOR WOMEN A new network is being launched to increase the availability of midwife-led care for women. This includes midwife-led maternity units and home births. The Midwifery Unit...

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