McHugh, N. (2009, January). Supporting Midwives to Support Women. Presented at Stroppy Women: Thinking Creatively About Good Birthing, Edinburgh
An exploration of the the key factors inhibiting midwives from providing support for childbearing women.
McHugh, N. (2003, March). Emotional changes following childbirth
Workshops to support Asian community workers in Leicester
McHugh, N. (1998, May). Positioning
Workshop on Breastfeeding and Positioning.
McHugh, N. (2011, May). Waterbirth: Mother Midwife Perspectives. Presented at Working With Water, University of Galway, the Republic of Ireland
An presentation of key issues around waterbirth
McHugh, N. (2002, April). Birth Knowledge: A comparison of the ALSO course and the ARM national conference
A critical comparison of different approaches to skills workshops
McHugh, N. (2001, March). The Spirituality of Birth. Paper presented at 4th International Conference of Spirituality and Health, Wells, Somerset, England
A cross cultural exploration of the deeper aspects of birth spirituality
McHugh, N. (2000, March). Birth Knowledge: passing on knowledge through the generations. Paper presented at 4th International Homebirth Conference, Amsterdam, Holland
McHugh, N. (1998, October). Birth trauma and postnatal depression: effects of childbirth on women. Paper presented at National Childbirth Trust National Conference, Nottingham, England
McHugh, N. (1998, May). Reclaiming Midwifery Skills. Paper presented at Nursing Times 14th National Ward Leaders Conference, London, England
An exploration of the theory practice gap in relation to the management theory gap.
McHugh, N. (1994, October). Media and Birth Images. Paper presented at Motherhood and Manipulation, Loughborough University
The impact of consumerism on antenatal clinic literature.
McHugh, N. (1994, September). 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
A critical analysis of the manipulation of the pregant woman as a consumer.
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 R. Mander, & V. Fleming (Eds.), Becoming a Midwife, 154-166. Routledge
An account of independent midwifery practice
McHugh, N. (2006). Blue Moons and Wise Hands: Birth Knowledge and Meaningful Midwifery. In L. Davies (Ed.), The Art and Soul of Midwifery: Creativity in Practice, Education and Research, 111-122. Churchill Livingstone: Elsevier
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). Giving birth to participation: are women empowered within the maternity services?. In J. Dooher, & R. Byrt (Eds.), Empowerment and the Recipients of Care, 60-76. Quay: Mark Allen Publishing Ltd
Maternity Service provision and the experiences of pregnant women.
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. (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 M. Jowitt, & M. Cronk (Eds.), Radical Midwifery, 110-110. Orphans Press
Brief account of the meaning of radical midwifery celebrating 21 years of the Association of Radical Midwives
Littlewood, J., & McHugh, N. (1996). Childbirth as a Rite of Passage: the Myth of Madonna. In Maternal Distress and Postnatal Depression, 89--104. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-1-349-13755-8_6
This chapter is concerned with the extent to which postnatal depression and maternal distress may be regarded as occurring cross-culturally. Consequently, the first part of th...
McHugh, N., Edwards, N. & Leap, N. (2012). A Tale of Two Supervisors. Essentially MIDIRS. 4, 40-45
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. (2011). A Tale of Two Supervisors