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Kingston University midwifery expert helps transform quality of care in Bangladesh

A leading midwifery expert from Kingston University and St George’s, University of London has been called upon to support a Royal College of Midwives Twinning Project with the Bangladesh Midwifery


Midwifery student Kia nominated for national healthcare award

A Midwifery student’s top-level care for babies and families has been recognised with a nomination for a national healthcare award. Kia Beeby-Parnham – who comes from Nottingham – has joined


Nursing and midwifery numbers continue to grow against backdrop of ageing register

Latest mid-year figures published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on Tuesday 17 December reveal the number of nurses, midwives and nursing associates on its register is at an


5-6 March 2020, Maternal Medicine: Medical Complications in Pregnancy; London

The course is structured to address current maternal medicine issues across all medical subspecialties with specific relevance to obstetrics. It is recognize for the theoretical component of the “Maternal Medicine”


Midwifery graduate is Creating Equalz for girls at risk of FGM

A graduate who created a charity that trains people to spot and support girls at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) is celebrating reaching a milestone. Laney Holland graduated from the


Importance of breastfeeding in preventing diabetes reaffirmed in rat study

New research published in The Journal of Physiology shows that breastfeeding is crucial in preventing diabetes.  The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for infants until six


Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in development

Daily oral contraceptive pills allow women to manage their fertility, but this method of contraception relies on a user remembering to take her pill at the same time every day.


Weight change between pregnancies is linked to having premature and large at birth babies

Research from the University of Southampton has identified that women who have significant weight change (more than three kg/m2) between their first and second pregnancies could have a greater risk


Diabetes before or during pregnancy linked to early heart disease in children

Children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early onset cardiovascular disease or CVD (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels) from childhood up to the age of 40,


Tommy’s launches its PregnancyHub to support families throughout their pregnancy journey

This month, Tommy’s, a UK charity funding research into pregnancy and the prevention of baby loss, is launching the Tommy’s PregnancyHub to support women and their families with expert, evidence-based pregnancy information. The