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Pregnant women and healthcare professionals perceive pregnancy associated risks differently

A new study from City, University of London suggests that the risks that pregnancy and childbirth may pose to mother and child are rated differently by expectant mothers and healthcare


Outcomes of birth options after a previous Cesarean section

A large cohort study of women who have had one or more previous cesarean sections suggests that attempting a vaginal birth in a subsequent pregnancy is associated with higher health


NMC sets out proposals to transform the future of midwifery care across the UK

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has unveiled innovative new standards to equip the next generation of midwives with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to deliver the best and safest


Antidepressants linked to heightened pregnancy related diabetes risk

Venlafaxine and amitriptyline and longer course of treatment associated with the greatest risks. Taking antidepressants while expecting a baby is linked to a heightened risk of developing diabetes that is


Four hospitals in Ireland digitise maternity records

Ireland is one step closer to fully digitised maternity records after the completion of phase one of a maternity and newborn clinical management system (MN-CMS). Cork University Maternity Hospital, University


87 per cent positive response to DTR Medical Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch, proving its effectiveness in accurate diagnosis

Promotional feature Outstanding feedback received from clinicians DTR Medical’s Cervical Rotating Biopsy Punch allowed 95 per cent of clinicians to take an average of two biopsies successfully at first use. The


Fathering children by assisted reproduction linked to increased risk of prostate cancer

Men who became fathers through assisted reproduction techniques seem to be at higher risk for prostate cancer and early onset prostate cancer compared with men achieving fatherhood naturally, concludes a


Learning from avoidable brain injuries at birth

NHS Resolution has reported on the first year of its innovative scheme to drive improvements in maternity and neonatal services and to ensure that families are better supported whose babies


CMS launches new heated gel mattress for Kanmed BabyWarmer

Promotional feature Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS) – the sole UK distributor for Kanmed – has launched a new gel mattress, with integrated heat pad, designed to be used with


Babies’ gut bacteria affected by delivery method

Babies born vaginally have different gut bacteria – their microbiome – than those delivered by Caesarean, research has shown. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, UCL, the University of Birmingham