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  • 27 February, 2015

    Media reports in 2008 naming the best and worst NHS trusts for maternity care did not lead to more women going to the top hospitals, or avoiding the lowest, a study has found.

  • 27 February, 2015

    A new opinion paper supports deferred umbilical cord clamping, rather than immediate clamping, for healthy babies born at full term.

  • 27 February, 2015

    Financial incentives could help one in five women quit smoking during pregnancy, according to new research published yesterday (26 February).

  • 27 February, 2015

    There should be one midwife to each woman during birth, according to the latest NICE guidelines on safe midwifery staffing for maternity settings. 

  • 26 February, 2015

    The Scottish Government will assess the latest evidence and best practice to enhance services and increase the choice available to pregnant women across Scotland’s NHS.

  • 26 February, 2015

    The quality of midwifery care during labour is perceived as excellent even though only 16% of women had one midwife caring for them throughout birth, according to a survey of 4571 recent mothers by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) at Oxford University.

  • New resources
    26 February, 2015

    A report into child mortality in Northern Ireland (NI) has been launched by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the National Children’s Bureau NI (NCB NI).

  • 25 February, 2015

    The number of births in England has dropped to its lowest level in seven years, after a fall of 3.6% in a year, according to the latest figures from the Health & Social Care Information Centre.

  • A bound report
    25 February, 2015

    Midwives have a crucial role in identifying mothers-to-be who need support to avoid disadvantage and inequality to pass from one generation to the next, says new report.

  • 25 February, 2015

    The Building Great Britons Report was launched today by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Conception to Age 2 – The First 1001 Days.

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