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Midwifery and neonatal nursing

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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New NICE guidance aims to help increase immunisation uptake among children and young people

NICE guidance to reduce variations in immunisation rates and maximise uptake

Immunisation numbers are increasing but members of some populations are slow in coming forward. New guidance from NICE looks at tackling the problem

NICE issues priorities for treating sick babies with antibiotics

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued a new quality standard setting out priorities on the use of antibiotics to prevent and treat infections in newborn babies.

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Midwives lose case over right to refuse to supervise terminations

Two Catholic midwives have been told they do not have the right to avoid supervising other nurses involved in caring for patients having pregnancy terminations.

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NICE updates guidance on mental health problems linked to pregnancy

Women who have experienced, or are at risk of, mental health problems should get extra support before, during and after their pregnancy, according to updated guidance for the NHS.

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More action needed for pregnant women with pre-existing conditions

Childbirth-related deaths in the UK have fallen in recent years but more needs to be done to ensure maternity services are designed for women with pre-existing medical conditions, a new report has found.

Premature infants should get flu vaccine, say UK researchers

Children born prematurely are at an increased risk of flu-related complications and should be a priority group for the seasonal influenza vaccination, claim researchers.

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Does social media paint an inaccurate picture of pregnancy and motherhood?

Does social media paint an inaccurate picture of pregnancy and motherhood?

With celebrities and friends posting happy pregnancy and motherhood pictures all over social media, do mothers feel pressure to feel and behave a certain way?

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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.

Call to tackle maternal blood infection risk

Call to tackle maternal blood infection risk

“Pregnant women and new mothers need closer attention for signs of potentially fatal sepsis, a study says,” reports BBC News.

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