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  • 14 June, 2016

    To cut a long career short! I qualified in 1991 as a RGN, jumped into Midwifery training after 1 year of post registration. Qualified and worked as a midwife, challenging my career by changing posts every 1-2 years and going up the grading and widening my clinical expertise.  In 1998 I...

  • 14 June, 2016

    Its Cancer in pregnancy awareness week  from 13th- 19th June 2016. Mummy's Star is the  charity  hosting the week. This unique charity is chaired by Nicolette Peel an RCM student member.

    The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the impact that a cancer diagnosis has...

  • 10 June, 2016


    Dear member,

    There is just over a week left to respond to the DH consultation on the amendments to the Nursing and  Midwifery Order which will remove  the  supervision of...

  • 10 June, 2016

    Conception to birth is a miracle.

    The first golden hour after delivery is a time that can never be replicated.  Wherever possible the first hour of a baby’s life should be devoted to optimal cord clamping, skin to skin, early feeding and time alone for the parents and baby to bond...

  • 9 June, 2016

    My aim in conceiving the hashtag #ifBabiesCouldTalk  was to encourage health professionals to consider why separation of mothers and babies is something that babies would not choose themselves. I hoped to give babies their own voice and I blogged  about it...

  • 8 June, 2016

    There have been a series of articles published lately discussing the merits of sleep training or allowing babies to “cry it out”. Apparently “studies” show that by the time an infant is three months old they should be capable of settling themselves to sleep. These studies also advise that...

  • 7 June, 2016

    “A child’s first relationship, the one with his mother, acts as a template that permanently moulds the individual’s capacity to enter into all later emotional relationships” (Schore, 2000). 

  • 6 June, 2016

    In support of the week we will be having a “Blog a day for IMH” by a few of our members who are engaged with infant mental health within their own practice.

    The first blog to launch the week is by Jacque Gerrard RCM Director for England and Janet Fyle RCM Policy Advisor. Both have ...

  • 3 June, 2016

    Its hard to believe that it is already four weeks since the RCM cycle team pedalled 230 miles across France. We had a challenging but terrific time. We were hugely helped by glorious sunshine and John, Julian and Judy who gave us fabulous support .

    The best...

  • 1 June, 2016

    To celebrate International Day of the midwife we had a stall to promote the RCM at  a study day Maternity Matters organised by co Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. We made 50 pounds on a raffle that we sent to the RCM benevolent fund.

    Anne Hodgson, RCM County...