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Obese pregnant women have more complicated births new research finds

Overweight pregnant women are more likely to be overdue and have more complicated births, a study has found. Women who were overweight or obese before they conceived were more likely to have a longer pregnancy, need to have labour induced artificially and to go on to require caesarean section births. The research was conducted by […]

Coroner condemns maternity unit after death of third baby

A coroner yesterday condemned a “scandalous” hospital maternity unit over the death of a third baby in its care. Milton Keynes General Hospital has been heavily criticised over shortages of beds and midwives following the deaths of baby girls Romy Feast and Ebony McCall. Yesterday, its maternity unit faced fresh scrutiny after an inquest found […]

Hospitals face staff shortages as junior doctors become pregnant

NHS Hospitals risk staff shortages because of the numbers of junior doctors becoming pregnant after getting their first secure job, medics have warned. They have urged the Government to make better long term plans so that departments were not left struggling when several doctors go on maternity leave at once. The British Medical Association’s annual […]

General Election 2010- cuts inevitable as NHS must make savings

The NHS is facing upheaval and cutbacks as a decade of budget increases comes to an end and £20 billion of savings must be found over the next five years. Despite pledges from Labour and the Conservatives to protect front line services, there is evidence that their promises may have come too late. A list […]