Saturday, April 29, 2017

Group B Streptococcus information for women

I attended Sara Wickham's Queenstown workshops over this last week. Picked up on many things which I may blog about later. There was mention of my Group B Streptococcus pamphlet which some midwives kindly commented fabourably on.
This has stimulated me to repost this pamphlet again now. I have also loaded it to Google Docs which I hope makes it more easily accessible. It is published with a creative comments licence which means you can freely use it and adapt it to your own practice context and needs but please acknowledge that the I was the original source.
Here is the link  GBS pamphlet 2013

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Group B Strep pamphlet

Anyone looking for this pamphlet I have loaded it to Dropbox as a free open document. You will need a dropbox account to access it but it is free to register and is not a hassle, no spam emails etc Here is the link https://www.dropbox.com/home?preview=GBS++2013.pdf As the dropbox link may not work for everyone here is a link to the same pamphlet on Google Docs. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_vcpJnsdquTN2ZvU25IM2YzT3M/view?usp=sharing

 If you have trouble accessing please please leave a comment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Supporting vulnerable Families

On the 12th June I attended a study day in Gore which involved a presentation from  Dr Kay Mckenzie from the 1000 day trust. This is a trust which is about vulnerable families with early parenting. It is an initiative which has received some funding to run as a pilot to see if it does make a difference. It is an important initiative for vulnerable Southland families and Kay is helping to make southern midwives aware of it so they can identify signs of parents who are struggling or not bonding with their babies and refer them on. This video is about the 1000 day trust.



Kay presented a video which demonstrates how an infant reacts to an attentive parent and also when the parent  ignores the child. It is pretty powerful, here it is. 



What initiatives are there in your area to support vulnerable families?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Model pelvis

I have found this great wee paper model pelvis which could be a wonderful resource for midwifery students. I am posting the link here http://weishinlai.tripod.com/pelvis/

There is also a good wee model (and a bit simpler) in the Hesperian Book for Midwives on page 448 and 449. The chapter on homemade tools will download if you click this link http://hesperian.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/en_midw_2013/en_midw_2013_25.pdf . It is a book written for midwifery students in developing countries who may not have limited access to resources.

This is another resource for students to build clay model pelvis. It may be useful but seems to require some precast pieces. http://www.iuga2013.com/handouts/docs/handout24_parta.pdf

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