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New regulation for valproate prescriptions to women and girls

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced a change in licence for valproate, which means it can no longer be prescribed to women or girl of childbearing potential unless they are enrolled on the pregnancy prevention programme (PPP).

Latest research: Born before arrival in NSW, Australia (2000-2001): a linked population data study of incidence, associated factors and maternal and neonatal outcomes

A linked population data study involving population-based surveillance systems undertaken for the years 2000-2011 in New South Wales, Australia, has found that born before arrival (BBA) occurs more frequently in multiparous women of lower socioeconomic status.

International Day of the Midwife 2018 Competition Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions The competition is open to maternity HCPs, students and allied health professionals in the UK and overseas.

International Day of the Midwife 2018 Competition

12 Midwives, 12 stories In support of International Day of the Midwife (IDM) we’re looking for 12 images that depict what it means for you to be a midwife, student or allied health professional around the globe.

Quarter of UK women unable to access perinatal mental health services

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA)’s Everyone’s Business campaign has launched a new map which shows that a quarter of pregnant women and new mothers in the UK are still unable to access specialist maternal mental health services which meet national guidelines.

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