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Micro-vascular ultrasound imaging for obs & gynae introduced at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Promotional feature Eight new diagnostic ultrasound systems have been installed across The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to update obstetrics and gynaecology imaging services for the patient communities of the

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New baby and infant loss consultancy provides ‘essential’ training

Every year more than 6,500 babies and young children die in the UK. While it is widely recognised that bereaved parents should receive high-quality support and care from professionals, it is

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Mothers’ behaviour influences bonding hormone oxytocin in babies

Oxytocin is an extremely important hormone, involved in social interaction and bonding in mammals, including humans. It helps us relate to others. It strengthens trust, closeness in relationships, and can

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Hospital transfer of premature newborns linked to heightened risk of brain injury

Transferring extremely premature newborns from a lower (“non-tertiary”) level neonatal care unit to a higher (“tertiary”) level unit in the first 48 hours after birth is associated with an increased risk

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MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report 2019

This is the fifth MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report and provides information on extended perinatal deaths in the UK and Crown Dependencies arising from births during 2017. The aims of

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Special occasion drinking during pregnancy may cause harm

Research in the Journal of Physiology shows even small amounts of alcohol consumed during pregnancy can cause insulin-resistance, which increases the likelihood of diabetes, in male rat offspring. The study mimicked ‘special

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More interventions needed for mothers as prenatal stress could affect baby’s brain

New research from King’s College London has found that prenatal stress during pregnancy could affect a baby’s brain development. In their study published in Biological Psychiatry, MRC Doctoral Researcher in Perinatal Imaging

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How pregnancy can be made more difficult by maternity care’s notions of ‘normal’

Maternity records in the UK have spaces only for the expectant mother and the baby’s father. This inflexibility can cause difficulties for the pregnant person, their partner, and their unborn

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More than 100,000 women access records through digital maternity tools

More than 100,000 mums-to-be can now access their health records and appointments via a range of digital maternity tools including apps. NHS England committed to ensuring digital services replaced paper

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Severe morning sickness associated with higher risk of autism

Children whose mothers had hyperemesis gravidarum during pregnancy were 53 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to Kaiser Permanente research published in the American Journal