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Better births: moving from ‘failure to progress’ to ‘rhetoric into reality’

By Elizabeth Duff Better Births: improving outcomes of maternity services in England — the report of the National Maternity Review — was published on February 23rd (NHS England 2016).

September Hot Topic: Resilience and stress management

By Maggie Howell Introduction The issue of stress is constantly hitting the headlines — from the increase of stress in the workplace to research highlighting the impact that stress can have on a physical, emotional and psychological level.

Q&A with University of Bradford Midwifery Society

What are the aims of your society?

Texas maternal mortality rate doubled within two years

A study has shown that the maternal mortality rate has doubled in the last two years in the US state of Texas.

NHS England launches perinatal mental health programme

NHS England has launched a new programme that will increase the number of women, who suffer from perinatal mental health issues, receiving the help they need by 2021.

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