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Pub pregnancy test plea to halt FASD

<b>Mothers-to-be are bombarded with advice during pregnancy, but when it comes to alcohol the NHS message is clear: avoid it. Can putting pregnancy test kit machines in pubs go a step further in getting the message across?</b><p>Looking at the photo of this smiling mother and child, one could be forgiven for …

Bradford study finds binge drinkers increased 'small baby' risk

<b>Women who binge drink in the second three months of pregnancy are 68% more likely to have a small baby, research has shown.</b><p>Doctors studied the drinking habits of 11,000 mothers in Bradford between 2007 and 2011, as part of the Born in Bradford (BiB) project.<p>They found more than 40% drank alcohol …

Deaths in children's intensive care at 'all time low'

<b>Death rates in children's intensive care units are at an all-time low despite increasing admissions, a report has shown.</b><p>The Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network found the death rate was 3.8% in 2012 - despite admissions rising 5% from 18,596 in 2011 to 19,516 in 2012.<p>But it warned out-of-hours …

BBC Two - The Midwives, Series 2, Expect the Unexpected

Series following the work of midwives in hospitals. This episode focuses on the busy delivery suite at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester.<p>Lesley used to be a dental nurse but when she had a difficult delivery herself she was so inspired by the care she received that she retrained to become a midwife. …

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Midwife crisis will 'let down' a whole generation of new mothers

The NHS's chronic shortage of midwives will last into the mid-2020s, despite ministerial pledges to improve maternity care amid a continuing baby boom, according to new figures.<p>The calculations, by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), suggest that the gap between the number of midwives the NHS in …

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More UK births than any year since 1972, says ONS

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1001000/1001277_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534547749_979a36a78b3bf8868bc02c7c4009f403<p><b>More babies were born in the UK in 2011-12 than any year since 1972, the Office for National Statistics says.</b><p>In all, 813,200 UK births were recorded in …

College of Midwives and breastfeeding

More must be done to help new mothers learn the basics of breastfeeding, says the director of midwifery at the Royal College of …

RCM Annual Conference

Don’t miss your opportunity to be considered to present a paper and/or poster at RCM annual conference and ensure those topics important to you are …

Delaying umbilical cord clamping better for baby: McMaster expert

It's a moment when time really flies — a baby is born, a nurse swoops in to clamp and cut the umbilical cord and often in under a minute, mom has …