More than half of midwifery chiefs believe their services are too stretched to support the rise in student midwives promised by the government, a new survey has revealed.
Maternity staff on the South Coast have “taken a walk in” the shoes of women and families at their trust, in an initiative designed to help understand user and carer experience.
Women who develop diabetes in pregnancy but are not diagnosed are much more likely to experience stillbirth than women without the condition, according to UK researchers.
From this week, all 130 trusts in England should be referring maternity cases involving intrapartum stillbirth, early neonatal deaths and severe brain injury to a new independent agency set up to investigate patient safety incidents.
The chief nursing officer for England has revealed that her team will include three deputy chief nursing officers, five regional nursing directors, plus a chief midwifery officer.
New guidance for midwives to support pregnant women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has been published today by the Royal College of Midwives.
Specialist perinatal mental health midwives should be appointed across all health boards in Scotland to help “improve the situation” for other maternity staff who are forced to provide mental health support without the right education, according to a union chief.
An eight-week nutrient supplement for breastfeeding mothers can help prevent weight loss and boost the growth of premature babies after they leave hospital, according to UK researchers.
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Students studying adult and children’s nursing should all be given the option to complete a module in neonatal care, according to education chiefs as part of newly revealed plans to transform the maternity workforce in England.
A charity has today launched a trial of a standardised equipment bag for community midwives after a survey found more than one in three do not have access to all the kit they need.