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- 'Huge talent pool' of male nurses missed in Wales
Of 32,927 workers registered in nursing, midwifery and health visitor roles, fewer than 4,000 are men.
BBC News. Saturday, 18 May 2019.
- Pontefract midwife works alongside woman who delivered her
Laura Woffendin "couldn't believe it" when she found out her colleague delivered her 19 years ago.
BBC News. Saturday, 18 May 2019.
- Newborns at a higher risk of illness and death even if given a 'normal health' score at birth
Midwives assess a baby's health condition in the first ten minutes of life. A score of seven and above on a ten-point scale is seen as 'normal range'. But Swedish researchers found they are still at risk.
Daily Mail. Wednesday, 8 May 2019.
- Giving Birth in India: 'The Women Here Are Afraid'
Every year, 32,000 women in India die as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. To reduce that number, the government plans to begin training midwives. A visit to a maternity ward in Hyderabad shows the difference they can make.
Spiegel Online. Thursday, 2 May 2019.
- Mother whose daughter, two, has Down's syndrome reveals a midwife said she was 'gutted'
Sarah Brealey, 34, and husband Scott welcomed daughter Sophie in August 2016. Sarah revealed how a midwife said she was 'gutted' when Sophie was diagnosed with Down's syndrome.
Daily Mail. Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019.
- Hope that nurse held for years by ISIS could still be alive
Red Cross says it has received recent eyewitness reports suggesting New Zealand nurse and midwife Louisa Akavi might still be alive
CBS News. Monday, 15 Apr 2019.
- In South Sudan, midwives bring down deaths despite the odds
In South Sudan, midwives sharply bring down maternal deaths despite immense odds
ABC News. Saturday, 13 Apr 2019.
- Man charged with murdering missing midwifery student
Police have charged a man with murdering missing Hertfordshire University student Joy Morgan, who has not been seen since Boxing Day.
Sky News. Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019.
- UNICEF USA BrandVoice: TIME Reports: UNICEF Midwives Saving Lives In Nigeria
UNICEF USA and TIME fly into conflict zones for an inside look at how UNICEF midwives are saving and protecting mothers and babies in one of the most dangerous places to give birth in the world.
Forbes. Thursday, 7 Feb 2019.
- Alabama issues midwife licenses for first time since 1976
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The state of Alabama has issued its first licenses to out-of-hospital midwives since 1976. ...
Washington Times. Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019.
- Where Doulas Calm Nerves and Bridge Cultures During Childbirth
In Sweden, midwives deliver babies. But doula culture interpreters act as bridges between midwives and immigrant women.
New York Times. Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019.
- Montenegro Midwife Faces Jail for Feeding Stray Dogs
A Montenegrin animal rights activist faces jail as she has no money to pay a fine for feeding the stray dogs she has been taking care of over the past 20 years. ...
Voice of America. Friday, 14 Dec 2018.
- For-profit health company to shut down midwifery practices
DENVER (AP) - Two Denver-area midwifery practices are closing their doors. The Colorado Sun reports Rose Midwifery in Denver and Colorado Nurse Midwives in Aurora will close Jan. 31. ...
Washington Times. Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018.
- Man who murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood gets life
The man who murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood has been sentenced to life in prison.
Sky News. Monday, 3 Dec 2018.
- Rethinking Bed Rest For Pregnancy
Research indicates bed rest does not improve birth outcomes and can be risky for the mom. So why is it still prescribed by many doctors and midwives for about 20 percent of pregnant women in the U.S.?
NPR. Monday, 26 Nov 2018.
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