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International Day of the Midwife: Bringing lives into the world during a pandemic

Life as a midwife has looked rather different since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, but the job at hand has remained the same during this time

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Professor in Focus – Anita Nelson

Anita Nelson is the Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Western University of Health Sciences based in Pomona, California. She recently shared her latest study, “Efficacy and Safety

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Study shows remote monitoring technology improves antenatal care and reduces costs by 20%

The peer reviewed paper published in Science Direct demonstrated a significant 20% reduction in care costs for pregnant women, who are at greater risk of preeclampsia, through switching to remote

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UK Government urged to tackle toll of miscarriage

UK pregnancy charity Tommy’s is calling for changes to care and support nationwide, with over 120,000 signatures on its petition for the Government to overhaul a system that currently denies

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A quarter of new mothers are not asked about their mental health

New mothers are still not being asked about their mental health despite GP practices in England now being funded to do so, according to new research by NCT [1]. NCT,

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Underweight and overweight women at higher risk of successive miscarriages

A new study has shown that underweight and overweight women are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing recurrent miscarriages compared to those of average weight. A research team led

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Engineer cautions pregnant women about speed bumps

Research by UBC Okanagan researcher and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Hadi Mohammadi, conducted in collaboration with Sharif University of Technology, determines that accelerating over speed bumps poses a danger

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Study sheds more light on use of oxytocin during labour

A study published by The BMJ recently sheds more light on the use of oxytocin (a hormone that stimulates contractions) during induced labour. The findings show that stopping oxytocin in

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Simple fetal heartbeat monitoring still best at reducing emergency caesarean sections

Intermittent auscultation, in which the baby’s heartbeat is monitored using a sonic aid or Doppler probe, outperforms more modern methods at reducing the number of emergency caesarean sections in labour,

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Experimental treatment offers hope of fertility for early menopausal women

Menopause typically signals the end of a woman’s ability to become pregnant. However, in a small new study, a novel approach of administering platelet-rich plasma and gonadotropins near the ovarian