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  • 12 June, 2008
    Many babies’ lives are being put at risk due to the shortage of midwives, according to research just published.
  • 12 June, 2008
    Three student midwives take on the government at a tribunal this month. They will argue that a lack of bursary-funded maternity leave is unlawful under the Sex Discrimination Act.
  • 12 June, 2008
    Babies’ brains are far more vulnerable to injury during birth than was previously thought, according to new research, adding to the doubts about the safety of shaken baby syndrome convictions.
  • 12 June, 2008
    In a bid to tackle childhood obesity and encourage lifelong healthy eating, thousands of parents are to receive vouchers for free fruit and vegetables.
  • 12 June, 2008
    New guidance for those developing care for new mothers who experience mental ill health, including postnatal depression, has been published in Scotland.
  • 12 June, 2008
    A ministerial decision on midwifery-led units in Northern Ireland is expected this month.
  • 12 June, 2008
    Infertile couples are to be offered one full cycle of IVF treatment on the NHS, if the woman is under 40, from April next year the government has announced.
  • 12 June, 2008
    A maternity unit in Shropshire, which closed last year because more than 20 midwives across the county were pregnant, is due to reopen this month.
  • 12 June, 2008
    The NMC has admitted that the figures it released earlier in the year on midwifery numbers in the UK are inaccurate.
  • 12 June, 2008
    The College urges the government to fully recognise the recruitment and retention crisis in maternity services.
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