Midwifery

Shrewbury baby scandal at maternity unit expands to 100 cases

A review into the deaths and injuries of babies at a scandal-hit NHS maternity unit is now looking at more than 100 cases, it is understood.<p>In January 2017 Jeremy Hunt, then the health secretary, ordered an independent inquiry led by Donna Ockenden, a senior midwife, to examine 23 cases of mother …

Maternity

'Butterfly suite' for bereaved parents opens at Arrowe Park Hospital

A 'SAFE and comfortable' space for bereaved parents has been opened at Arrowe Park Hospital.<p>Situated on the labour ward at Wirral Women and …

Wirral

Rejected funding model for midwives to form part of future agreement

A new funding model for New Zealand's midwives may have been rejected by the Ministry of Health, but minister David Clark says aspects of it will …

Pregnancy

Damning BMA report warns of 'unconscious racism' in NHS

BME doctors are almost twice as likely as white doctors to say they do not feel feel confident raising concerns about patient care, the BMA poll of …

NHS

Dozens of Helsinki midwives take hospital to court over chronic air-based illnesses

Twenty four midwives from Helsinki's now-defunct <i>Kätilöopisto</i> Maternity Hospital are suing the administration that ran it after it refused to pay …

Finland

Health Minister David Clark says he wants nurses to be more involved in policy making

Health Minister David Clark wants nurses to be involved in developing policies in the healthcare system, and holding governance positions.<p>He said he …

New Zealand News

'I didn't want to struggle': Jacinda Ardern on her recovery from childbirth

Jacinda Ardern has revealed her struggle to recover from childbirth after delivering her daughter, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, in June.<p><b>Verity</b> …

Jacinda Ardern

NI newspaper review: Storm Ali aftermath makes headlines

<b>Thursday's newspaper headlines are all about the aftermath of Storm Ali, which brought record-breaking September winds and left two people dead.</b><p>"Death and destruction", "a devastating path" and a "killer storm" are the words jumping from the front pages.<p>The Daily Mirror's front page also carries an …

Northern Ireland

Baby hats for post-natal ward at the Royal Oldham hospital

Date published: 19 September 2018<p>Hand-made bobble hats donated to the Royal Oldham hospital<p>Hand made bobble hats have been donated to Royal Oldham’s …

Postpartum

‘Our family’s story has a different ending than I’d hoped for’ Rob Delaney pens heartbreaking letter on son’s death

Actor Rob Delaney has penned an emotional letter to his two-year-old son Henry, who passed away following a battle with brain cancer in January this …

Home Birth

Pregnancy weigh-ins were stopped in the 90s – and they’re still a bad idea | Lucy Jones

In the latest “pregnant women are doing it all wrong” news, the weigh-in may return in an effort to stop Britain’s expectant mums piling on too many pounds.<p>Midwives stopped weighing pregnant women in the 1990s because there wasn’t any clinical evidence to suggest it made a difference to the health …

Opinion (UK)

Tell us about your difficult childbirth experiences

Sharing stories of traumatic childbirths online is contributing to a rise in women’s fear of pregnancy and labour, according to an academic.<p>Catriona Jones, a midwifery lecturer at the University of Hull who studied tocophobia – defined as a fear of childbirth – said social media plays a part: “If …

Lifestyle (UK)

Young woman who makes a living from wolfing down pizzas, kebabs and burgers reveals how she stays slim

A woman says she is 'very lucky' for turning her obscene ability to eat huge portions of food into her career.<p>Kate Owens, 24, from Fleet in Surrey, …

Newcastle University

She Saved Lives of Nigeria's Poorest - and Was Killed for It

Wellbeing Foundation, 18 September 2018<p>Toyin Saraki calls for second midwife and further health-care worker to be released Read more »<p>ICRC, 17 …

Nigeria

Education support workers get pay equity settlement

A pay equity settlement for education support workers is being praised as a great first step.<p>The ratification, which is the first of its kind, means …

Pregnancy

Midwives met with silence on pay equity funding model

New Zealand midwives are heading into a "make-or-break" pay talk meeting with the government today.<p>The focus of the meeting will be on a funding …

Pregnancy

Bombshell Washington Post Story On Trump Passport Crackdown Withheld, Distorted Key Facts

State Department data shows passport denials in suspect midwife cases have dropped under Donald Trump. You wouldn’t know from reading the Post.<p>AUSTIN, Texas ― On Aug. 29, The Washington Post published a bombshell report alleging that the Trump administration had orchestrated a campaign to …

Latino News

Different baby positions during pregnancy: What to know

During pregnancy, the developing baby moves into several different positions. As labor approaches, some positions are safer than others.<p>The ideal …

Prenatal Development

Seized Red Cross Midwife Killed in Northeast Nigeria, ICRC Says

The International Committee of the Red Cross said one of its midwives held captive by suspected Islamist militants since a March 1 attack is dead.<p>Two …

Red Cross

Holly Willoughby reveals she put on three stone during every one of her pregnancies as midwives warn of weight gain dangers

HOLLY Willoughby has revealed she put on three stone during every one of her pregnancies as midwives warn of the dangers linked to baby weight.<p>She …

Celebrity (UK)

From social media to midwives, our society seems set on infantilising pregnant women

<i>Welcome to Refresh – a series of comment pieces by young people, for young people, looking for a response to Britain's biggest issues</i><p>In many spheres – the workplace, education, political engagement – British society is driving pedal to metal towards greater female empowerment.<p>Sometimes, we go too …

Social Media

Mum's pain at switching off newborn's life support days after 'lack of midwives delayed birth'

A mum made the agonising decision to switch off her seriously ill newborn's life support - days after a 'lack of midwives and beds delayed the birth'.<p>…

Pregnancy

Angelina Jolie Will Play a Midwife Seeking Revenge for Murder

Murder... Winter... Upstate New York... Angelina Jolie has signed on to star in a movie about all of these things, <i>Variety</i> reports.<p>The actor slash …

Angelina Jolie

What Women Want: Respectful Care and an End to Obstetric Fistula in Uganda - Ms. Magazine Blog

<i>Health policies and programs are stronger when they are reflective of women’s needs. In April 2018, hundreds of partners joined forces to launch What</i> …

Feminism

The difference between the House and Senate opioid bills

The Senate's opioids bill, which passed last night 99-1, will now have to be reconciled with the House's bill.<p><b>What to watch:</b> The House and Senate …

Health Care

In August, the three health workers begged President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue them from captivity, saying Boko Haram had given them the “final warning”.

Boko Haram has killed Saifura Husseini Ahmed, one of the three humanitarian workers it abducted in Rann, Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno …

Boko Haram

NHS workers pose for charity calendar in memory of tragic midwife Samantha Eastwood

Hospital workers went back in time to the birth of the NHS to pose for a charity calendar in memory of Samantha Eastwood.<p>More than 100 midwives, …

Pregnancy

Helen Flanagan looks incredible in skimpy pink bikini just THREE months after giving birth... as she dotes on baby daughter Delilah in Ibiza

She welcomed her second daughter Delilah in June.<p>And Helen Flanagan looked utterly incredible less than three months after giving birth, as she put …

Breast Feeding

Bihar doctor beaten up for trying to molest trainee nurse

The incident came to light on Sunday after a video went viral, showing the midwives protesting against the eye specialist's misdemeanor and some of …

Pregnancy

QCrime: Accused Held in Rewari Gang Rape; Minors Ragged in School

1. Minor Girl Gang-raped by 3 Minors in Uttarakhand<p>A minor girl was gang-raped allegedly by three minor boys at Bhurani village in US Nagar district …

Rewari