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Optimising non‐rotational forceps: the anterior ninety‐degree elevation forceps (ANEF) approach

Dr Stelios Myriknas and colleagues recently demonstrated the Anterior Ninety-degree Elevation Forceps (ANEF) technique In the latest edition of The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, the Anterior Ninety-degree Elevation Forceps (ANEF) technique


AXipasteuriser human milk pasteuriser available from CMS

Promotional feature The AXipasteuriser human milk pasteuriser is available from Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS), a specialist supplier of neonatal and maternity products CMS has a wealth of expertise in


Smoking during first trimester still puts baby at risk

Mothers who quit smoking during their first trimester do not significantly reduce the risk of their babies being born with abnormal body proportions, a study recently published in BMJ Open


Five causes accounted for 90% of fetal deaths, finds US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Five causes accounted for 89.5% of fetal deaths between 2015 and 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported. Donna Hoyert PhD and Elizabeth Gregory MPH, from


RCOG publishes new standards for antenatal and postnatal care amid coronavirus crisis

The Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has published new standards for UK NHS trusts and boards on how to safely manage antenatal and postnatal


17,000 doctors and nurses training during COVID-19 using virtual simulation technology

Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals worldwide have an urgent need for doctors and nurses. Huge numbers of retired doctors and nurses have been called up – 20,000 in the


SleepAngel® Pillow: an effective barrier to coronavirus

Promotional feature The SleepAngel® pillow – available from Central Medical Supplies – can help reduce the risk of infection and has been tested against Human Coronavirus 229E, which includes COVID-19


Following fears for pregnant women’s care during coronavirus crisis, free app rolled out to help remote management of gestational diabetes

Sensyne Health plc, the British Clinical AI technology company, recently announced that in response to new UK government guidelines for all pregnant women to avoid face-to-face contact for three months, it


Masks for maternity

London Metropolitan University staff have sewn and donated hundreds of face masks to maternity wards in London, where midwives, obstetricians and cleaners are lacking protective gear as a result of


Tommy’s partners with Mindshare to launch Tommy’s Midwife Voice Skill ahead of schedule to help alleviate anxiety amid the COVID-19 crisis

The Skill, initially available on Google and Amazon smart phones and speakers, is able to answer a wide range of personal questions that can cause many pregnant women anxiety or