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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

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Study shows harm WiFi does to human sperm

A new study shows the harm WiFi does to human sperm. Exposure to WiFi means greater risk of male infertility as more sperm die and are left immobile and ineffective.

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‘Digital midwives’ open up about role challenges and hopes for the future

A number of “digital midwives” have spoken about the challenges they face in their roles and what they hope to achieve in the future. Over the past two years NHS

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Central Medical develops Dreamgenii Pregnancy Support Medical Pillow

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS), a specialist supplier of maternity products to the NHS and nursery retailers, is offering hospital trusts a free trial of its Dreamgenii Pregnancy

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Nursing and midwifery numbers at all-time high but workforce pressures remain, finds NMC

Around 8,000 more nurses, midwives and nursing associates are now registered to work in the UK compared to 12 months ago, according to latest figures published in May by the Nursing

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Reasons for delay in pelvic organ prolapse treatment revealed

Many women do not seek early treatment for pelvic organ prolapse due to confusion and a lack of awareness around the condition’s symptoms – and feelings of shame and embarrassment

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Weight-loss surgery and risk of pregnancy and birth complications

Women who have undergone weight-loss surgery appear to be at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy, and their babies seem more likely to be born prematurely, small for gestational

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No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, suggest researchers

An international group of researchers has taken one of the first major steps in finding the biological changes in the brain that drive feotal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). New work

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SISS BABYCONTROL® Apnoea Monitor available from CMS

Promotional feature The SISS BABYCONTROL Apnoea Monitor is available from Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS), a specialist supplier of neonatal products. SISS BABYCONTROL is an Apnoea monitor for new-borns that monitors

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Additional routine ultrasounds benefit mothers and babies

Offering universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks’ gestation eliminates undiagnosed breech presentation of babies, lowers the rate of emergency caesarean sections, and improves the health of mothers and babies.