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Obesity during pregnancy increases risk to both mother and baby says RCM
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Obesity during pregnancy increases risk to both mother and baby says RCM

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 ...
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Midwives respond to CQC annual maternity services survey

By Midwives respond to CQC annual maternity services survey on 28 January 2020 The majority of women who gave birth in February last year had confidence and trust in staff and felt they were always listened to by midwives and received appropriate advice at the start of labour, that’s according to a national maternity survey ...
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RCM advises pregnant women against use of personal dopplers

By RCM advises pregnant women against use of personal dopplers on 23 January 2020 The RCM has today restated that it does not recommended use of personal home dopplers while pregnant over safety concerns. The advice comes as the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have published updated guidance ...
‘Midwives key frontline professionals who can identify FGM says RCM’
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‘Midwives key frontline professionals who can identify FGM says RCM’

By ‘Midwives key frontline professionals who can identify FGM says RCM’ on 28 November 2019 Today NHS Digital have published the latest enhanced dataset on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The data collected is from July to September 2019 and supports the Department of Health’s FGM prevention programme presenting a national ...
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‘Worrying’ says RCM as rates of obesity amongst pregnant women in Scotland on the rise’

By ‘Worrying’ says RCM as rates of obesity amongst pregnant women in Scotland on the rise’ on 27 November 2019 The Information Services Division (ISD) of NHS Scotland have published their annual report on Births in Scottish hospitals. The publication covers important statistics related to pregnancy, childbirth and the early care of babies born ...
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‘RCM responds to Conservative Party Manifesto’

By ‘RCM responds to Conservative Party Manifesto’ on 26 November 2019 The Conservative party have published their manifesto for the upcoming 2019 General Election. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have welcomed the Conservatives commitment to make the ‘NHS the best place in the world to give birth’.
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‘Midwives urge pregnant women to have flu vaccine’

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 ...
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‘RCM welcomes Plaid Cymru manifesto commitment to restore mother and baby unit in Wales’

By ‘RCM welcomes Plaid Cymru manifesto commitment to restore mother and baby unit in Wales’ on 22 November 2019 Today Plaid Cymru launched their manifesto for the General Election. Responding, Helen Rogers the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Director for Wales said; “The RCM welcomes Plaid Cymru’s pledge to support the restoration of the much-needed ...
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'Dispatches and RCM find that 99.7% of midwives have seen mothers who were homeless over the past six months'

By 'Dispatches and RCM find that 99.7% of midwives have seen mothers who were homeless over the past six months' on 18 November 2019 Homelessness is rising in the UK, but no-one knows how many women are pregnant and homeless. Channel 4 Dispatches with the Royal College of Midwives have surveyed midwives from across the UK, who collectively care for over 15,000 women per ...
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