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A shift in midwifery education to accelerate reduction in maternal mortality

(c) Wise Choices for Life By Executive Director and Founder of Wise Choices for Life, Marg Docking The maternal mortality rate in Uganda is horrific, with nineteen mothers a day dying from pregnancy related causes.

Mum & Baby app adopted by more Local Maternity Systems

An award-winning app, developed by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its charity CW+, is being adopted by two more Local Maternity Systems.

Delayed cord clamping could improve health of premature babies, says study

A study, led by researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), shows that delayed cord clamping of babies born prematurely may improve health outcomes and lower the risk of death.

Latest research: Men’s use of metaphors to make sense of their spouse’s miscarriage: expanding the communicated sense-making model

Horstman HK; Holman A; McBride MC Health Communication, 1 February 2019, online With approximately 20% of pregnancies ending in loss, miscarriage is a relatively common and stressful occurrence.

Student midwives consider leaving midwifery profession due to finances

Almost half of student midwives have considered leaving their midwifery studies due to financial pressures and debt, according to the latest student midwife survey from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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