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2020 through our Blog

The “Being a Midwife” blog was created in 2020 with its first article being published on October 30. Throughout this 2-month course 4 new blog sections were created, 10 articles were published by 2 co-writers and social media community has reached 400+ followers in just a month since our social media pages started. We are so pleased by the outcome and your support and appreciation. We have a whole lot of plans for the new ear that just started and we look forward to carrying them out. Shall this 2021 bring great things and scatter joy and creativity.   The “Being a Midwife” team

New Year's Wishes

The “Being a Midwife” blog sends you its most warm wishes for 2021. We all hope the New Year will bring happiness, love, and most importantly, health to everyone. Let’s all together work this year to improve healthcare conditions and birth experiences. We shall have hope for more friendly births and less cases of obstetric violence. Additionally, we have to work on minimizing biased births and promoting free birth choices. 2020 was not the best year ever existed, but it brought happiness to lots of people whom gave birth to their babies. They faced plenty of obstacles throughout this experience, due to the SarsCOV-2 situation that affects the whole world. A great amount of pregnant parents gave birth in hospitals without the support of their loved ones and their midwives, even without their partner at some cases. Pregnant parents infected from COVID-19 gave birth to perfectly healthy babies at most times. The struggle was real, even more for those that their babies came to this world i

Postpartum Depression

  Most people have, at least once, heard of mothers getting depressed after giving birth, getting suicidal or harming their loved ones. Postpartum depression (PPD) affects up to 10-15% of mothers with onset in the 1 st month after childbirth, without this being a strict rule. Researches show that PPD is usually under-recognized and under-treated and this can lead to Postpartum Psychosis. This article is here to provide all the basic information that parents, future parents, families and health professionals need to know in order to be prepared for the possibility. © KAMPERI PARASKEVI, SOME RIGHTS RESERVED, 20/12/2020 Disclaimer: This article may trigger some unwanted emotions, so, if you find the topics of depression troubling, please do not continue reading. Symptoms of PPD and Symptoms should be present for more that 2 weeks in order for the disorder to get characterized as Postpartum Depression (PPD) and not to subside, but to worsen. Those could be:                 Le

International Human Solidarity Day 2020

     The United Nations' (UN) International Human Solidarity Day is annually held on December 20 to celebrate unity in diversity. It also aims to remind people of the importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty. How can people celebrate this day?      On International Human Solidarity Day, governments are reminded of their commitments to international agreements on the need for human solidarity as an initiative to fight against poverty. People are encouraged to debate on ways to promote solidarity and find innovative methods to help eradicate poverty. Activities may include promoting campaigns on issues such as: Banning land mines. Making health and medication accessible to those in need. Relief efforts to help those who suffered the effects of natural or human-made disasters. Achieving universal education. Fighting against poverty, corruption and terrorism.      An individual can also participate or celebrate the day by contributing to education and help the p

Father's role in Pregnancy and Birth (P&B)

    “There are millions of fathers in this world, but not all of them are dads”   During a pregnancy only one person carries the baby inside his body and gives birth to it, but 2 parents are involved, by that meaning that pregnancy and birth do not only affect the pregnant one. The father* has a crucial role in pregnancy and birth too. This article is here to clarify this role and inform every parent, Midwife or student Midwife about it. *Midwifery is a very inclusive science, therefore, the term “father” and “dad” in this article refers to every non-pregnant parent regardless of their sex or sexual orientation and the terms “mother” and “wife” refers to every pregnant parent regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.   © KAMPERI PARASKEVI, SOME RIGHTS RESERVED, 10/12/2020   Father's role at P&B in the past centuries Until about the second half of the past century there was a “traditional” perspective of fatherhood that would apply to most of the fath

International Human Rights Day 2020

The International Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10th. That is the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the  Universal Declaration of Human Rights  (UDHR). © NIKOLETA CHATZIPANAGIOTIDOU ,  SOME RIGHTS RESERVED 10/12/2020  This is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that it is the most translated document in the world with it being available in more than  500 languages , The aim of the Declaration of Human Rights is to establish a common standard of living for all people across the planet that everyone is entitled to, and to encourage all the humans   to strive towards the said standard of living. Even though we shouldn’t need this day to remind us that every human being is valid and equal, the U