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Standards to enhance midwifery unit presence in Europe launched

Researchers at City, University of London, in partnership with the Midwifery Unit Network (MUNet), have launched new standards to support the growth of midwifery units across Europe.

UNICEF praises University of Salford student midwives on breastfeeding knowledge

Student midwives at the University of Salford have been praised by UNICEF examiners for their knowledge on breastfeeding.

Call for government action as smoking in pregnancy rates stall

Healthcare professionals are calling on the government to take action following a new report which suggests the government’s ambition of reducing the rate of smoking in pregnancy to less than 6% by 2022 is looking unlikely to be met.

Tamba’s Helping Hands support for Twins, Triplets and More week 2-9 July 2018

As part of Twins, Triplets and More Week (2-9 July 2018), Tamba is raising awareness of its Helping Hands service that supports families with twins, triplets and more in severe crisis.

Study on postpartum haemorrhage prevention drug carbetocin “very good news”

A WHO (World Health Organization) study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown carbetocin to be as safe and effective as oxytocin.

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