Midwifery and neonatal nursing
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
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.
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
Patient care can be radically improved and healthcare costs drastically cut by rolling out a range of actions. The NHS Institute shows you how
Immunisation numbers are increasing but members of some populations are slow in coming forward. New guidance from NICE looks at tackling the problem
Teenage births in England have fallen 8% in the last year, according to new figures on hospital deliveries.
Multiple births are increasingly the result of drugs given to women to make them produce eggs - not from using multiple embryos from IVF, or lab-dish fertilisation, new research shows.
Around a third of two and three-year-olds have had the seasonal flu vaccine, figures show.
Targeted interventions designed to improve pregnant women’s lifestyle choices appear to have a positive effect on pregnancy outcomes, a new report suggests.
Private patients are twice as likely to have pre-planned Caesarean sections as women whose treatment is publicly funded, according to new figures that lend support to the theory that some mothers are “too posh to push”.
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“Mothers today need around 200 fewer calories a day than those of previous generations because they spend more time watching TV,” the Daily Mail has reported. Its story is based on research looking at the physical activity levels of American mothers over the last 45 years.