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Do midwives know about babies?


I was talking informally to a small group of third year student midwives recently. We were having coffee together in a break at a conference. I was – as I always am – impressed and heartened by the enthusiasm, liveliness, creativity and determination of this next generation of midwives. As it is these about-to-qualify midwives who are going to be the ones looking after my daughters when they have their babies, their knowledge and sensitivity are of importance to me!

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Infant Mental Health Awareness week, June 6th – 10th, 2016


I’ve just come back from a truly amazing conference of the World Association for Infant Mental Health in Prague. After three days of attending a total of 15 presentations, I am even more convinced than I was (and I was pretty convinced to begin with!) that all of us in the field of the very early years have to work as hard as we can to get the message across about the importance of infant mental health.

Infant mental health is synonymous with healthy social and emotional development.

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