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Baby Boxes

01 July 2018 The RCM supports the introduction of universal baby box schemes. Universal baby box schemes can be a positive significant investment in the early years and may contribute in a small way to a reduction in inequalities at the start of life by providing ...
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Promoting

Safe midwife staffing

01 July 2018 It is the responsibility of every NHS provider to ensure midwifery staffing levels are adequate to provide high quality maternity care (RCM, 2014). Failure by NHS organisations to adopt transparent safe staffing guidelines and to use recognised ...
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Promoting

Infant Feeding

01 June 2018 Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life is the most appropriate method of infant feeding. Breastfeeding should continue alongside complementary foods for up to two years, in line with the World Health Organisation ...
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Promoting

Doulas

01 October 2017 The RCM supports a woman’s choice to engage the services of a doula to provide emotional, physical, practical and social support.
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Detention of pregnant women

01 October 2017 Immigration detention refers to the practice of detaining migrants for administrative purposes, typically to establish their identities, or to facilitate their immigration claims resolution and/or their removals from the UK. It is an ...
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Influencing

Abortion Statement

01 May 2016 There are around 200,000 abortions every year in Britain. Sexual health policy supports the provision of abortion, and 98% of abortions are funded by the NHS. This document spells out the RCM's position on abortion.
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Influencing

Female Genital Mutilation

01 July 2015 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a form of gender-based violence that is outlawed in many countries. FGM represents a violation of the human rights of the girls and women who are subjected to this practice, for which there are no medical benefits. ...
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Violence against women and girls

01 January 2015 The RCM believes that Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in any form is a hate crime and a violation of their Human Rights. Midwives and the maternity services have a duty to support each and every individual who seeks help as a result of VAWG, ...
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