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Midwifery and neonatal nursing

Most baby falls occurred after the mother fell asleep with her baby in her arms

Reducing the risk of baby falls in maternity units Subscription Required

Using open curtains and bedside cots, for mothers identified as being more likely to drop their babies, have greatly reduced the number of baby falls.

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Using narratives to boost care: HIV in pregnancy

Using narratives to boost care: HIV in pregnancy Subscription Required

Receiving a diagnosis of a long-term condition is disruptive and life-changing but nurses can use narrative care to help patients successfully manage the disruption

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Antenatal screening: an online learning tool Subscription Required

Many health professionals are involved in ante- and neonatal screening programmes. An online learning resource ensures they can stay up to date with best practice.

Obesity in pregnancy is increasing and carries significant risks for the mother and her baby

Barriers encountered when recruiting obese pregnant women to a dietary intervention Subscription Required

Maternal obesity has health implications for mother and baby but a study revealed how midwives were reluctant to raise this issue with women in their care

Every organisation in the NHS needs to assess its contribution to implementing the high impact actions

Implementing the eight high impact actions to transform healthcare and boost efficiency Subscription Required

Patient care can be radically improved and healthcare costs drastically cut by rolling out a range of actions. The NHS Institute shows you how

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Hampshire maternity units gain ‘baby friendly’ status

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the prestigious “baby friendly” accreditation for promoting breastfeeding from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

NHS Forth Valley

Manager appointed to lead Scottish maternity review

The Scottish government has announced that a national review of maternity services will be led by Jane Grant, the chief executive of NHS Forth Valley health board.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Regulatory system for midwives to be reformed

A new regulatory system for midwives is to be introduced, after statutory supervision was branded “ineffective” in the wake of the care failings at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

New guidance advises clinicians on tackling FGM

Clinicians must know the difference between recording and reporting female genital mutilation, according to new UK guidance on the issue.

Fresh review links SSRIs with increased birth defect risk

Some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors taken during early pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of birth defects, according to researchers in North America.

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'When I lost my baby I didn't receive the support I should've afterwards; but there is hope for others'

'When I lost my baby I didn't receive the support I should've afterwards; but there is hope for others'

Last week I attended a conference to celebrate staff dedication and commitment to patient care at the trust in which I do the majority of my placements.

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Termination of pregnancy: a review of psychological effects on women

Termination of pregnancy: a review of psychological effects on women Subscription Required

This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.

'4D' ultrasound shows effects of smoking on unborn babies

'4D' ultrasound shows effects of smoking on unborn babies

“Unborn baby shown grimacing in womb as mother smokes,” is the somewhat misleading headline in The Daily Telegraph.

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