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Warning over home Doppler machines being used by pregnant women

The charity Kicks Count and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has launched a warning over pregnant women using Doppler machines at home.

Thousands of midwives draw attention at ICM Congress in Toronto

Thousands of midwives descended onto downtown Toronto, Canada, to raise awareness of the importance of midwifery.

Bump, birth and beyond: bonding with your baby

Oxford Brookes University student midwives are pleased to announce their upcoming conference ‘Bump, birth and beyond: bonding with your baby’.

Risk of birth defects increases in overweight and obese women, suggests new research

New research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggests that the risk of birth defects increases if a pregnant woman is overweight or obese.

96% decline in EU nurse and midwife applications, claims new figures

Between July 2016 and April 2017 there has been a 96% decline in EU nurses and midwives applying to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council register.

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