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Editorial Board

Tom McEwan

Principal Educator (Midwifery), NHS Education for Scotland

Sadie Geraghty

Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame,


Jacque Gerrard MBE

Former Director, RCM England

Catherine Hamilton

Principal Lecturer; Assistant Associate Dean Academic Quality Practice Enhancement and Professional Lead Midwifery/Lead Midwife Education, University of Hertfordshire

Eve Powell

Student Midwife, Cardiff University

Alison Power

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Faculty Lead for

Interprofessional Learning, Education and

Collaboration, University of Northampton

Janine Stockdale

Lecturer in Midwifery Education at Queen’s

University Belfast

Claire Leader

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Northumbria

Ellen Kitson-Reynolds

Director of Programmes: Nursing and Midwifery,

Midwifery Programme Manager, Principle Teaching Fellow: Health Sciences, University of Southampton

The British Journal of Midwifery aims to provide midwives, students and maternity services professionals with accessible, original clinical practice and research articles, while also providing summaries of high-quality research evidence, promoting evidence-based practice.

February 2023

Volume 31 Number 2


  • Equality in the workplace for midwives Suzannah Allkins


  • Students stand at the door: exploring views on professionalism in midwifery spaces Moira Lewitt, Thomas McEwan

074 Sustainability of Entonox in obstetrics: a qualitative study

  • Catherine Kelly, Pavan Raju, Tim Smith, Evridriki Fioratou

082 Investigating antenatal pelvic ˜oor training using a vaginal balloon device in Czech women

Karel Fousek, Katerina Mrkvova, Tereza Branna, Marek Ozana

090 Iranian women’s experiences of the episiotomy consent process: a qualitative study

Malihe Ghiasvand, Fatemeh Nahidi, Sedigheh Sedigh Mobarakabadi, Hamid Alavi Majd


099 Pre-registration midwifery education: adaptating infant feeding observed simulated clinical examinations Carolyn Moorhead, Dr Lorna Lawther, Dr Felicity Agwu Kalu

104 Service user and carer involvement in online Interprofessional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tracy Coleman, Amber Bennett-Weston, Michael Sy, Jane Greaves, Elizabeth S Anderson


  • Midwifery care and social media Rachelle Chee, Tanya S Capper, Olav T Muurlink
  • The ethics of assisted reproduction George F Winter