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In vitro fertilization linked to deadly heart disease in pregnancy

Women undergoing fertility treatment should urgently see their doctor if they have heart failure symptoms, according to a study presented recently at Heart Failure 2019, a scientific congress of the European


Keep your placenta healthy by exercising while pregnant

Over 1.9 billion adults worldwide are overweight or obese, and by 2025 this is projected to increase to 2.7 billion. Obesity significantly raises the risk of developing 11 different types


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.


‘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


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


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


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


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


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