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More support for women suffering hyperemesis gravidarum

New guidelines reveal that pregnant women suffering hyperemesis gravidarum (also known as morning sickness in mild forms) should receive more support.

Diary of a student midwife: placement, presentations, planning

This week I have just reached the half way point of my second labour ward placement, meaning I only have 4 weeks left on placement and a few more pieces of work to complete until year 2 is finished.

Breastfeeding benefits for premature babies, says University

A study by Oxford University shows that breastfeeding supports heart development in premature babies.

United Kingdom tongue tie services: a postcode lottery

By Rebekah Fox, Patricia Wise, Rosemary Dodds, Mary Newburn, Jessica Figueras, Sarah McMullen This paper reviews the evidence surrounding tongue tie division (frenotomy) and reports on the findings of a national survey to map the provision of UK NHS tongue tie services.

Stillbirth and neonatal death investigations ‘inadequate’, says report

A report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) says that investigations into stillbirths and neonatal deaths are ’inadequate’.

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