A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study by Danish researchers.
Putting on too much or too little weight during pregnancy has a negative impact on the child that can be observed when they reach the age of seven, a new study argues.
Taking high dose supplements of folic acid does not protect pregnant women from pre-eclampsia, a new study has found.
Plans to digitalise all maternity records in England have taken a step forward with the publication of new guidelines to ensure data is consistent and can be shared seamlessly between care providers.
The current challenges facing the midwifery profession in England and Scotland have been laid bare by a new investigation by the Royal College of Midwives.
Nurses and midwives across the Republic of Ireland are staging protests this week against staff shortages and patient overcrowding in their hospitals.
“This wasn’t a Magdalene Laundry, this was an NHS hospital with nurses in uniform,” reflects a former nurse and MP who is fighting for answers five decades after her baby was forcibly adopted.
Complaints against midwives in NHS secondary care services in England have risen more sharply than any other profession, new data reveals.
Shropshire trust defends transparency of maternity reviewVideoSubscription
A hospital trust under investigation for a catalogue of alleged maternity failings has sought to reassure families about the transparency of the inquiry, after facing fresh criticism.
Nearly half of England’s maternity units closed temporarily to new mothers at some point in 2017, which was more than the previous year, according figures published by the Labour Party.