Agnodice, the first female midwife in Ancient Athens

Meet Agnodice (Αγνοδίκη,) the first female midwife in ancient Athens according to the Roman author Gaius Julius Hyginus in his Fabulae. Once in 4th Century BC Athens, there lived a young woman named Agnodice who was appalled by the number of maternal and perinatal mortalities in the city. As females...
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Princess Beatrice’s husband opens up on parenting method to raise daughter Sienna | Royal | News | #parenting

Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi welcomed daughter Sienna last month. Mr Mapelli Mozzi, who also has son Wolfie from a past relationship, says there is “nothing more important” than raising children. The Italian property developer previously revealed he uses the method set out in the book How to Raise Successful...
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Royal family's website shares update on Princess Beatrice's daughter Sienna

The royal family's website has been updated to include Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's daughter Sienna to the line of succession. The change comes one month after the tot's birth at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on 18 September. Sienna Mapelli Mozzi is 11th in line to the throne...
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North charities invited to enchanting evening at Beauty and the Beast panto

COMMUNITY groups and charities across the north-east are being invited to cast their hats into the ring to win tickets to the panto. Spectacular pantomime Beauty and the Beast is set to fill His Majesty’s Theatre with festive cheer this Christmas, and in the spirit of the season, the city theatre is giving away 300 tickets to local community groups and charities to join in the fun.

(Another) nub theory!

50/50 either way! I'm not fussed about gender but I just have such a strong feeling it's a girl. Don't mind me asking but, are you finding out? If so when? I'm literally counting days the days for mine although midwife might have slipped up today but unsure of how she would have known anything atm!

Midwives need more vaccine information, top midwife says

In early August, the midwifery sector went on strike across the country due to failed union negotiations. Last month, hospital midwives agreed to an agreement that included safe staffing standards and a pay rise of $5,800. But attention has also been on the sector, after reports that some midwives are...

23 weeks advice please

I'm 23 weeks today and have been feeling movement from 15 weeks, this past 2 weeks movements have been strong and I'm able to watch them come out of my stomach, I'm just wondering is this normal so early on. Baby is also moving all day and all night. Is...

call the midwife

A complicated pregnancy leads the Nonnatus team on a path of discovery. Sister Hilda and Dr. Turner get involved with a young woman whose health presents a series of challenges. Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 46 seconds. Episode Number: 1003. All broadcast times for this episode: (show all) About Call...

Not on the system for 12-week scan - midwife/hospital error?

Hi, I'm 11 weeks, and as of yesterday still hadn't received a first scan appointment. Called the hospital scanning department to check if they had a date for me and they couldn't find me on the system...I had my booking appointment with the midwife on 24th September so over 3 weeks ago now. The hospital said I should speak to one of the midwives and they'd need to submit another request form if they hadn't already.

How do you feel about continuity of care in midwifery

Sorry if my title is a little clunky. I saw my 2nd midwife this pregnancy a few weeks ago (16 week appointment). She told me this was the last time she would see me as they were switching to a continuity plan and she was moving to another pratice. She said I would have 8 midwives in a team and one of them would be there for delivery. I would rather have one midwife the whole way through and then a stranger deliver the baby. I had severe mental health issues during my first pregnancy and feel consistentancy would help with them! Also I had to explain this to both midwives and tell the second one I was consultant led as she didn't even know! I've also read midwives are not happy about the changes. What are your thoughts and experiences?