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12-13 November 2020, 45 International Dexeus Forum; Barcelona

POSTPONED Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to inform you that after much deliberation it has sadly been decided to postpone the 45th Dexeus International Forum. The new dates


Scientists find clue to ‘maternal instinct’

Oxytocin is widely referred to as the love hormone and plays an important role in the regulation of social and maternal instinct. In recent years, the oxytocin system in the


Exercise during pregnancy can give child stronger bones

Vitamin D is important to enable calcium to be absorbed into the intestine. During pregnancy, vitamin D is especially significant because extra calcium is needed to build the baby’s skeleton.


Study questions if tongue-tie surgery for breastfeeding is always needed

New research raises questions as to whether too many infants are getting tongue-tie and lip tether surgery (also called frenulectomy) to help improve breastfeeding, despite limited medical evidence supporting the


Are fertility apps useful?

For many women of reproductive age, the most common way of assessing their menstrual health and fertility means regular visits to a gynaecologist or another clinician. When it comes to


Bristol–born innovation to protect premature babies from cerebral palsy scoops national award

An innovation developed at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol to protect very premature babies from developing cerebral palsy has won a prestigious national Patient Safety Award. PReCePT, which stands for


22 February 2020, Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears & Episiotomy: One Day Hands-on Workshop; Croydon

COURSE DIRECTORS Mr Abdul H Sultan, MD FRCOG Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Croydon University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey. Honorary Reader, St. George’s University of London. Miss Ranee Thakar, MD FRCOG Consultant


NMC revalidation continuing to support nurses and midwives so better, safer care can thrive

More than 600,000 nurses and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have now been through revalidation at least once since it was first introduced three years ago.


New stillbirth risk figures help women’s decisions on timing delivery

With every week that a pregnancy continues past term (37 weeks), the risk of stillbirth increases, according to an analysis of more than 15 million pregnancies led by Queen Mary


Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids

Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later childhood and adolescence, according to new research in the American