• The burden of shame and stigma

      Steen, Mary; Jones, Alun; University of Chester (Redactive Publishers: Royal College of Midwives, 2014-03-01)
      It is not only women who experience shame and stigma because of their circumstances, it can affect midwives too. Shame and stigma can have a significant impact on both parents and midwife. Expectant parents who are experiencing difficulties with childbirth may become self absorbed. Critical ruminations are likely to ensue and this can lead to these parents failing to care for themselves appropriately. Meanwhile, midwives’ professional practice may also become compromised because of shameful ruminations.
    • When food becomes the enemy: Eating disorders

      Steen, Mary; University of Chester (Redactive Publishers: Royal College of Midwives, 2009-04-01)
      There are several eating disorders that may affect the health and well-being of childbearing women. This articles discusses the role midwives can play in identifying, supporting and caring for women with an eating disorder.