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Alison Edwards

About Alison Edwards

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Health
2402, 2016

Women being given £3,000 ‘birth budgets’ doesn’t hide the fact that services are under resourced

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Alison Edwards, senior lecturer in Midwifery at Birmingham City University

Provision of women’s choice has always been high on the midwifery agenda however, there are a number of blocks that may hinder the implementation of ‘birth budgets’, announced in the news this week.

Just because a woman is given money to access services doesn’t alter the fact […]

108, 2013

World Breastfeeding Week: Should the UK follow the examples of other countries and cultures?

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By Alison Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Health

Breastfeeding is without doubt the optimal form of infant feeding. However, globally the rate of breastfeeding mothers varies considerably, with current rates in the UK being around 81 per cent and rising on an annual basis. Peer support for mothers wishing to […]

3004, 2013

International Day of the Midwife

By |April 30th, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on International Day of the Midwife

Alison Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at Birmingham City University

Sunday May 5 is International Day of the Midwife. Perhaps a time to reflect not only on how Midwifery has changed as a profession over the years, but to perhaps look to the future and how we may be practising in years to come.

Midwifery has dramatically […]