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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


University of Birmingham Professor receives national midwifery honour

A University of Birmingham Professor has received a national award from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) for her contribution to midwifery. Sara Kenyon, Professor of Evidence Based Maternity Care


Call to improve efforts to reduce number of stillbirths in the UK

Baby loss charities are calling on the Government to redouble efforts to meet their ambition to halve the rate of stillbirths and babies dying shortly after birth by 2025. Figures


Iron may not improve fertility

A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that there is no consistent association between consuming iron and becoming pregnant. The study, published in


Will she deliver preterm? Using Fetal Fibronectin to help you make clinical decisions

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE   Approximately 8 per cent of babies are born before 37 weeks’ gestation in the UK. Preterm birth is a significant cause of perinatal mortality and morbidity and


Only one in five doctors aware of patient feedback about their care online, survey reveals

Around one in five doctors are aware of patient feedback about themselves on review and ratings websites, according to a new survey of health professionals. Their answers also reveal that


European mega-venture for safe medication during pregnancy

You are pregnant and in need of an important medication, but nobody knows if the medication is safe for the fetus. Should you stop taking the drug? Or close your


The archive of Professor Sir Robert Edwards, IVF pioneer, reveals his struggle for recognition of an unsung female colleague and fair access to treatment for all

The private papers of IVF pioneer, Professor Sir Robert Edwards, has opened to the public at Cambridge University’s Churchill Archives Centre, from Monday 10 June, 2019. Robert Edwards worked for over


New tool to predict epileptic seizures in pregnancy could save lives

A new risk calculator for pregnant women with epilepsy, developed by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, has been found to accurately predict the risk of seizures during pregnancy