By Obesity during pregnancy increases risk to both mother and baby says RCM on 20 February 2020
The Royal College of Midwives has repeated its call for clearer guidance on healthy weight management for expectant mothers after a study from the University of Edinburgh found links between high maternal Body Mass Index (BMI) and the risk ...
By ‘Midwives urge pregnant women to have flu vaccine’ on 25 November 2019
The RCM has joined with Public Health (PHE) England and NHS England to urge pregnant women to get their free flu vaccine in over the next few weeks.
The RCM says while the flu is usually a self-limiting disease for many people including pregnant ...
on 08 May 2019
A new studied published by JAMA has found that the more a woman weighed at the start of her pregnancy, the more likely she was to experience complications such as high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and pre-term birth.
on 17 September 2018
Today research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes showing that if a woman gains either too much or too little weight during pregnancy, there are adverse effects in children at 7 years ...
By RCM on 11 July 2018
Experts from the Royal College of Midwives and Slimming World are calling for clearer guidance on healthy weight management for expectant mothers, and more support, training and equipment for midwives.
By RCM on 22 May 2018
The importance of public health and the need to invest in it is the focus of a motion from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in Wales at the TUC Wales Conference starting today (Tuesday, 22nd May 2018).
By RCM Media Office on 14 June 2017
Research published today in the BMJ says that ‘Women should be encouraged to obtain a normal body weight before conception’. It also suggests that risks of major birth defects during the first year of life progressively increase with a mother’s ...