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Top five reasons why midwives stay in the job

Five factors are cited as crucial for midwives’ job satisfaction. They include possibilities for development, role conflict resolution, and burnout avoidance, as a University of Gothenburg study shows. The study


New study gives a more accurate picture of pregnancy related diabetes risks

Caesarean delivery, breathing problems, and large birth weight among potential complications for both mother and baby  Diabetes in pregnancy (known as gestational diabetes mellitus) is associated with increased odds of


Healthy Mum, Healthy Baby, Healthy Future

Report sets out vision to deliver safe, effective and accessible medicines for use in pregnancy In a UK-first report launched recently, in the House of Commons, leading figures from charity,


Obesity in pregnancy increases risk of lifelong cardiovascular disease in offspring

Maternal obesity impairs heart health and function of the foetus according to a new study in mice. The study, published in The Journal of Physiology found that maternal obesity causes molecular changes


New NHS campaign highlights opportunities for nurses in the Scottish Highlands

NHS recruitment drive emphasises unique fast-track career opportunities and exciting lifestyle benefits to attract Band 5 nurses to a new life in the Scottish Highlands Unique career opportunities and exciting


Free Penguin® Nutritional Warmer trial from Central Medical Supplies

Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS), a specialist supplier of neonatal and maternity products, is the exclusive UK distributor of the Ameda Penguin® Nutritional Warmer. Promotional feature For a limited time,


Is climate change worry putting women off having babies?

New research is asking whether Australian women consider the world a safe and promising place for children and the next generation to flourish. The national study is seeking input from


Digital therapy to help manage perinatal mental health

In the UK, up to 20%[1] of women and 10%[2] of men develop some form of mental health problem during the perinatal period, the time in which an individual is pregnant, up


Stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy may hinder toddler’s cognitive development

Women’s elevated anxiety, depression and stress during pregnancy altered key features of the fetal brain, which subsequently decreased their offspring’s cognitive development at 18 months These changes also increased internalising