Group, B. P., Mander, R. & McHugh, N. (2016). Coded rhetoric: the reality of midwifery practice. British Journal of Midwifery. 24(5), 344-352. doi:10.12968/bjom.2016.24.5.344. ISSN 0969-4900
In the light of certain failings in NHS provision of care, the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC, 2015) Code requires staff to engage more effectively with patients and ser...
Mander, R., Edwards, N., McHugh, N., Murphy-Lawless, J. & Patterson, J. (2014). The politics of maternity. Practising Midwife. 17, 21-23. ISSN 1461-3123
Changes in the culture of health care require that, to be effective, midwifery practice should become more woman-centred. This may be facilitated by adopting a stronger commun...
McLuckie, C. & McHugh, N. (2012). Pandora's Box: how to humanise educational technology to ensure an emotionally fluent midwifery programme - recognising the issues. MIDIRS midwifery digest. 23, 423-427. ISSN 0961-5555
This article will focus on the challenge of providing an
emotionally vibrant midwifery curriculum for our three year
undergraduate programme. We plan to achieve this
McHugh, N. (2012). Review: Pregnancy Sickness: A Biopsychological Perspective. MIDIRS midwifery digest. 23, 194-196. ISSN 0961-5555
McHugh, N. (2012). Review of: Hyperemesis Gravidarum and Depression in Pregnancy. MIDIRS midwifery digest. 23, 194-196. ISSN 0961-5555
McHugh, N. (2008). The Independent Midwife. In Mander, R. & Fleming, V. (Eds.). Becoming a Midwife, 154-166. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415464383
An account of independent midwifery practice
McHugh, N. (2006). Blue Moons and Wise Hands: Birth Knowledge and Meaningful Midwifery. In Davies, L. (Ed.). The Art and Soul of Midwifery: Creativity in Practice, Education and Research, 111-122. Churchill Livingstone: Elsevier. ISBN 978-0443101922
The importance of storytelling for reflective midwifery practice
McHugh, N. (2003). Telling the Tales and Stirring the Tea. In Wickham, S. (Ed.). Midwifery Best Practice, 87-93. Books for Midwives. ISBN 075068805X
The impact of storytelling in midwifery and childbirth.
McHugh, N. (2002). Midwives of the soul: the spirituality of birth. Midwifery matters / Association of Radical Midwives. 97, 4-5. ISSN 0961-1479
The intention of this article is to focus on the spirituality of birth in an attempt to recognise how all the elements of birth can blend into a synergy of celebration that tr...
McHugh, N. (2002). Giving birth to participation: are women empowered within the maternity services?. In Dooher, J. & Byrt, R. (Eds.). Empowerment and the Recipients of Care, 60-76. Quay: Mark Allen Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1856422277
Maternity Service provision and the experiences of pregnant women.
McHugh, N. (1998). Women's Stories. Midwifery matters / Association of Radical Midwives. 82, 3-3. ISSN 0961-1479
Littlewood, J., & McHugh, N. (1996). Postnatal depression and maternal distress: the myth of the Madonna. Macmillan
Written by a social psychologist and a midwife, this book moves beyond the conventional 'medical' approach to emotional problems following childbirth. It examines the range of...
McHugh, N. (1996). The RADS are coming!. In Jowitt, M. & Cronk, M. (Eds.). Radical Midwifery, 110-110. Orphans Press. ISBN 978-0953136902
Brief account of the meaning of radical midwifery celebrating 21 years of the Association of Radical Midwives
McHugh, N. (2000). Van Generatie op Generatie: De invloed van verhalen op de gebioortecultuur (Birth kowledge through the generations). The Dutch Journal of Midwifery. , 562-567
McHugh, N., Edwards, N. & Leap, N. (2012). A Tale of Two Supervisors. Essentially MIDIRS. 4, 40-45
McHugh, N. Emotional changes following childbirth.. (Unpublished)
Workshops to support Asian community workers in Leicester
McHugh, N. Positioning.. (Unpublished)
Workshop on Breastfeeding and Positioning.
McHugh, N. Supporting Midwives to Support Women.. Presented at Stroppy Women: Thinking Creatively About Good Birthing, Edinburgh. (Unpublished)
An exploration of the the key factors inhibiting midwives from providing support for childbearing women.
McHugh, N. Images of motherhood in antenatal cllinic literature.. Paper presented at 14th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland. (Unpublished)
A critical analysis of the manipulation of the pregant woman as a consumer.
McHugh, N. The Spirituality of Birth.. Paper presented at 4th International Conference of Spirituality and Health, Wells, Somerset, England. (Unpublished)
A cross cultural exploration of the deeper aspects of birth spirituality
McHugh, N. Waterbirth: Mother Midwife Perspectives.. Presented at Working With Water, University of Galway, the Republic of Ireland. (Unpublished)
An presentation of key issues around waterbirth
McHugh, N. Birth Knowledge: A comparison of the ALSO course and the ARM national conference.. (Unpublished)
A critical comparison of different approaches to skills workshops
McHugh, N. Media and Birth Images.. Paper presented at Motherhood and Manipulation, Loughborough University. (Unpublished)
The impact of consumerism on antenatal clinic literature.
McHugh, N. Reclaiming Midwifery Skills.. Paper presented at Nursing Times 14th National Ward Leaders Conference, London, England. (Unpublished)
An exploration of the theory practice gap in relation to the management theory gap.
McHugh, N. Birth Knowledge: passing on knowledge through the generations.. Paper presented at 4th International Homebirth Conference, Amsterdam, Holland. (Unpublished)
McHugh, N. Birth trauma and postnatal depression: effects of childbirth on women.. Paper presented at National Childbirth Trust National Conference, Nottingham, England. (Unpublished)
McHugh, N., Edwards, N. & Leap, N. (2011). A Tale of Two Supervisors