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Global caesarean section rate almost doubled, according to latest research

A study published in The Lancet suggests that babies born through caesarean section almost doubled between 2000 and 2015 globally.

New roles to replace mentorships outlined by the NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has introduced ‘academic assessors’, ‘practice supervisors’ and ‘practice assessors’ roles to replace traditional mentorships for nurses and midwives.

Certified Birth Trauma Resolution Practitioner Training Programme

New dates have been released for the highly acclaimed and certified Birth Trauma Resolution Practitioner Training Programme, by Jenny Mullan.

Marginal drop in stillbirth rate in care package trial study

A care package that aims to reduce the risk of stillbirth only reduces the rate by a small margin, according to a recent study.

Help sought for St George’s University of London group B Strep vaccine research

The St George’s University of London research team is seeking blood samples from women and their babies to facilitate and progress development of effective group B Strep vaccine for pregnant women.

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