To the mum who needs to hear this right now and the professional ready to listen – there is always hope

As part of our series of blogs throughout May 2021 for maternal mental health awareness month, Leanne Howlett describes her experiences of perinatal mental health.   Before I had children I had a really naive understanding of mental illness and believed I was immune to it. Five years on I have learnt the hard way the […]

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The Promotion of perinatal mental health by nurses in non-maternity settings

By Dr Catriona Jones. RM, PGCE, FHEA @CatrionaJones6  @EBNursingBMJ It is maternal mental health awareness week, a week dedicated to talking about mental illness during pregnancy and after childbirth. Any health care practitioner (HCP) can meet a woman in need of support and treatment for perinatal mental illness (PMI). It is important to take this […]

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‘Voluntary Childlessness’ what does it really mean?

In this week’s blog Clinical Academic Midwife Helen Janiszewski @Hejaniszewski explores the issue of ‘voluntary childlessness’ with Rachel Sawyer @bottomlineibd an IBD patient advocate, with 20 years’ experience of living with Crohn’s disease to explore how clinical practice can be better informed on this term. Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a chronic condition affecting the digestive […]

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The importance of pre-conceptual and pregnancy care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  This week’s blog comes from Helen Janiszewski, a midwife from Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Nottingham Local Maternity and Neonatal System and Doctoral Researcher at Coventry University. The importance of good preconceptual care cannot be underestimated. In women with IBD it is important to help educate women who are trying to conceive about the […]

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Human Trafficking: An emerging and critical challenge for maternity and health care

This week’s EBN Blog is written by Sam Nightingale (@mwsamnight), a clinical academic midwife from UHCW NHS Trust (Coventry). Sam’s research interests lie in vulnerable women in pregnancy and she has recently completed and NIHR MRes on the topic of human trafficking and pregnancy. Sam will be leading the @EBNursingBMJ Twitter chat on Weds 8th […]

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Nursing: A Profession Without Borders

Catherine Best @CBest_23 Honorary Visiting Lecturer in Nursing University of Bradford Queen’s Nurse Chair Yorkshire and Humber Regional Board RCN Chair Communications Committee Sigma, Phi Mu (All England) Chapter Heather Henry @heatherhenry4 Queen’s Nurse Independent public health nurse and entrepreneur In July 2019 the Phi Mu (All-England) Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma) held […]

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Treating pain during pregnancy and breast feeding

This week’s EBN Twitter Chat on Weds 19th April at 8-9pm UK time will focus on pain during pregnancy, how important and difficult is to treat pain during pregnancy and breast feeding. The Twitter Chat will be hosted by Dr Massimo Allegri, Assistant Professor in Anesthesia Intensive Care and Pain Medicine at the University of Parma […]

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Caesarean section increases risk of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancy

Professor Allison Shorten Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation, University of Alabama at Birmingham Prevention of preterm birth remains an important priority for international perinatal research. Identification of risk factors is important for development of effective preterm birth prevention strategies. One of our latest EBN commentaries, by international experts Laura Visser, Marjon A de Boer and […]

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