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Find content on Evidence-based care and practice from across the RCM website - including articles from Midwives magazine.


  • Information for authors: March 2014Information for authors from the March 2014 issue.
  • Healthy eating in pregnancyEating a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and drinking water reduces preterm risk, says study.
  • CS research results publishedThe RCM has welcomed research that finds babies born by CS are more likely to be overweight as adults.
  • Developing world avoidable deathsOne million babies in developing countries die in their first day of life every year, according to a report.
  • Folic acid research releasedThe RCM has backed advice for women to take folic acid before pregnancy, as suggested in new research.
  • Miscarriage risk factor studyOver a quarter of miscarriages may be preventable, estimate researchers in a new Danish study.
  • Call to improve tongue-tieThe RCM has backed calls from charity NCT to improve diagnosis and treatment of tongue-tie in newborn babies.
  • Wikipedia's health informationAn initiative to improve the reliability and accessibility of Wikipedia medical information has been launched.
  • RCOG paper on preterm babiesThe RCM has welcomed an RCOG paper that covers managing the birth of extremely premature babies.
  • Global action plan consultationA public consultation has opened on the development of an action plan to end preventable baby deaths.
  • Live Q&A session tonightThe director of the RCM in Scotland will be answering questions from mothers-to-be in a live flu Q&A.
  • We've got mail: Issue 1 :: 2014Third stage debate and breech birth.
  • Screening updateWhat do midwives need to know following the transition of NHS screening programmes into Public Health England? Joanne Harcombe and Jill Walker of the UK National Screening Committee explain.
  • Natural born killerFertility scientists say they have made a 'crucial breakthrough' in understanding why some women have repeated miscarriages. Elizabeth Lynch investigates.
  • Removing the riskMidwives are on the front line in the battle to educate about the dangers of alcohol in pregnancy. But are they well enough equipped to broach the subject? And are the guidelines clear enough? Helen Bird investigates.
  • It's in the genesCandy Cooley introduces a new online resource to support midwives' understanding of genetic and genomic information.
  • Counting midwivesAre estimates of the number of midwives needed to tackle the workforce shortage enough, or are there other factors that aren't taken into account when calculating midwife ratios? Consultant midwife Monica Tolofari investigates the issue.
  • Cutting c-sectionsMidwives in North Lincolnshire and Goole have achieved one of the lowest CS rates in the country and, as a result, have won the RCM award for promoting normality.
  • An inspiring eventHighlights and key messages from the RCM conference.
  • Awards winner announcedHundreds of midwives and healthcare professionals flocked to the RCM Annual Midwifery Awards yesterday.
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