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Attitudes around older motherhood too often emphasise risk and pregnancy timing

Francesca Scala’s analysis of Canadian policy texts suggests that women who give birth later in life are unfairly stigmatised by societal expectations In current policy texts, medical guidelines and educational


Infertility and pregnancy loss may increase women’s risk of stroke later in life

A history of miscarriage or stillbirth could be considered a female-specific risk factor for stroke  Infertility and pregnancy loss are associated with an increased risk of non-fatal and fatal stroke


Medicalising menopause may be unhelpful for some women

Experts call for a more realistic and balanced narrative to help improve women’s experiences of the menopause Treating menopause as a hormone deficiency requiring treatment is inaccurate and fuels negative


Wesleyan to offer specialist financial services to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Wesleyan, the Birmingham-based financial services mutual for doctors, is working with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) to offer specialist financial advice and services to its members. Through the


Pregnant women produce super antibodies to protect newborns

Discovery from experts at Cincinnati Children’s opens doors to a new wave of improved treatments for deadly infections Scientists discovered years ago that newborn infants depend upon immune components transferred


Most midwives cannot access bereavement care training during working hours

Pregnancy and baby loss charity Sands has published the results of a survey, which found the majority of midwives working in NHS trusts and boards are expected to complete vital


Planned new Leeds Maternity Centre will be largest in the UK

The largest single-site maternity unit in the UK is being planned in Leeds as part of the development of two new hospitals on the Leeds General Infirmary site – providing


Women’s physiotherapist shares tips to help new mums regain their pelvic floor strength

For Maternal Health Month, Amanda Savage, women’s health physiotherapist and advisor to Kegel8 reveals her top tips for new mums suffering from pelvic disorders to aid physical and mental recovery post-partum.  The


4-5 October 2022, RCM Conference; Wales

Informative, inspirational and motivating, this year’s RCM Conference and Exhibition is taking place at ICC Wales on the 4 & 5 of October. This conference is an essential forum to


June 21 2022, Northern Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2022; Manchester

The Northern Maternity & Midwifery Festival is the fourth in the 2022 series of regional and national festivals. The festival is free of charge to all practising maternity and midwifery