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Tommy’s, RCOG and RCM alliance for The Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement

Tommy’s, The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have formed an alliance to launch The Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement which will be


Coconut oil an immune boost for preterm newborns

Coconut oil has been transforming the health and skin condition of preterm babies in Western Australia recently, and new research has revealed why. Dr Andrew Currie from Murdoch University and Clinical


Central Medical Supplies Launches nëo™ Brain Monitor

Promotional feature Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS), a specialist supplier of developmental care products, has launched nëo™, a new solution for neonatal aEEG – cerebral function monitoring. nëo™ is easy


New research could explain why babies born during winter are at higher risk of developing mental health disorders

Levels of the stress hormone cortisol are higher in women who give birth in the autumn and winter than those who give birth in the spring or summer, finds a


Tommy’s launches a new mental health digital tool for pregnancy and post-birth

National charity Tommy’s has recently launched a digital version of the NICE-approved Pregnancy and Post-birth Wellbeing Plan. The new digital tool, created in partnership with the Institute of Health Visitors (IHV), the


High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

Scientists have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. The findings were published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.


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

Welcome note: Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are delighted to announce that The Dexeus Women’s Health Foundation will host its 45th International Forum focusing on issues in Women’s health, to


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