Women who drink alcohol and are pregnant at the time are seeking abortions under the misapprehension their babies will suffer foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The British Pregnancy Advice Service (BPAS) says there is “no need” for an abortion in such cases, as there is “minimal” damage to babies from isolated episodes of binge drinking by […]
Posted: October 3rd, 2014 under Doctors, Health Direct, Health Professionals, maternity, Pregnancy, Risk of Drugs, Uncategorized.
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Children born to mothers under 30 are more likely to die than those born to older mums according to a new report on child deaths in the UK.Whilst overall child mortality fell by 50% in the past 20 years having a young maternal age was found to be a risk factor for death in early […]
Maternity wards in England are shutting their doors a total of more than 1,000 times a year forcing expecting mothers to seek care elsewhere or give birth at home, according to new figures. Units in some trusts are closing every other day as staff shortages and a lack of available beds prevent them from admitting […]
Posted: June 13th, 2013 under Accident & Emergencies, Conservatives, Doctors, Health Professionals, maternity, NHS Cash Shortages, Preventable Crisis, Uncategorized.
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Sharing a bed with a newborn increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome fivefold new research claims. The risk applies even if parents avoid tobacco, alcohol and drugs- other factors which are strongly linked to cot deaths. The BMJ Open research Bed sharing with parents increases the risk of cot death fivefold even if […]
Time lapse imaging- which takes thousands of pictures of developing embryos can boost the success rate of IVF, according to British research.The article Retrospective analysis of outcomes after IVF using an aneuploidy risk model derived from time-lapse imaging without PGS was reported in Reproductive BioMedicine Online, can be used to select embryos at low risk […]
New NHS IVF treatment rules have been drawn up in Scotland. Couples who need help conceiving will be guaranteed two free infertility treatments from 1 July, however the treatments will only be available to those under 40, and it will not be offered to women who are obese. In addition, couples need to have been […]
Posted: May 16th, 2013 under Doctors, Health, IVF, maternity, NHS Cash Shortages, NHS Targets, Obesity, Pregnancy, Sexual Health, smokers, Uncategorized, weight loss.
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Pregnant women list the proximity of their local hospital or birthing centre as their top priority in their birth experience, according to a survey.A quarter of British mothers listed the location of the birthing unit as their top priority when asked to identify the most important thing about their experience of giving birth. The importance […]
Posted: February 4th, 2013 under Health Professionals, maternity, NHS Cash Shortages, Patients, Pregnancy, Uncategorized.
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Men have been warned they need to become ‘match fit’ if they want to be fathers, as a fertility study claims too much attention has been focused on mothers’ weight.While the health risks surrounding obesity and pregnancy have largely been centred on overweight mothers, the focus is now on men to lose weight. Less efficient […]
Posted: October 18th, 2012 under Diets, Doctors, Health Direct, Healthcare, IVF, maternity, Obesity, Pregnancy, Sexual Health, Uncategorized, weight loss, Wellbeing.
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Maternity units must be shut and merged in to big new ‘super-units’ to help women give birth safely experts say.The NHS maternity system is “unsustainable” and its out of hours care, which is “propped up by junior doctors”, is often poor, according to a new report RCOG release: Education and training of specialists to radically […]
Posted: October 3rd, 2012 under Doctors, Health Professionals, maternity, Nurses, Out of hours, Pregnancy, Sexual Health, Uncategorized.
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One in ten women who give birth by caesarean section develop an infection, a study has found- which is a much higher rate than for similar operations.It suggests that 15,000 women a year in England suffer an infection after their caesarean birth, the researchers said. The study found that 9.6 per cent of women having […]
Posted: August 2nd, 2012 under Care Professionals, Doctors, Health Professionals, Healthcare, Hygiene, maternity, Obesity, Pregnancy, Preventable Crisis, Uncategorized.
Tags: Doctors, Health Professionals, healthcare, Hygiene, labour, maternity, obese