Welcome to the September issue of theDigest. With summer holidays coming to an end we can start to plan the months ahead. For some, this may mean starting out on a new career as a student midwife, stepping up to the second or third year, or your first post as a qualified midwife. For those already qualified the next stage in career progression may be embarking on further academic qualifications. Whatever stage you may have reached,MIDIRS Midwifery Digestwill be here to give support in keeping you up to date with the latest evidence-based research and information from around the world.