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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Antibiotics given shortly before caesarean birth not linked to asthma and eczema in young children

Antibiotics given to women before a caesarean birth have no effect on the risk of early childhood conditions, such as asthma or eczema, suggests a study by researchers at the

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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

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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