News

  • Not enough being done to prevent stillbirth

    Quality standards for care during labour

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published a new “Quality standards” document...

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  • Safety of home births

      A study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, compared planned home births and planned ho...

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  • Maternity care improving

    Results of an annual survey of mothers conducted by the CQC (Care Quality Commision) have revealed that women are ...

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  • Whooping Cough vaccines

      The NHS currently offers pregnant women a vaccination against whooping cough which protects them and their ...

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  • Made To Measure

    Priorities set for stillbirth research

    Results of the Stillbirth Priority Setting Partnership (which included representatives from MAMA Academy) have bee...

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  • UK mortality rates for babies still unacceptable

    Are weekend babies safe?

    Many of you may have seen worrying headlines last week claiming that babies born at the weekend are less safe than...

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  • More support needed for diabetic women

      The National Pregnancy in Diabetes (NPID) audit, which was published earlier this month, has found that thr...

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  • New early birth guidelines

    NICE have this week release new guidelines for professionals on the management of early birth.  Preterm birth is ...

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  • Pregnant women urged to have flu vaccine

      The RCM and the RCOG have joined together to encourage more pregnant women to take up the free flu vaccine....

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  • MAMA Academy welcomes new prematurity research

    MAMA Academy is delighted with the news that Tommy's has received a significant grant to fund research into premat...

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  • MAMA responds to MBRRACE-UK enquiry

      MBRRACE-UK (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK) have...

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  • Maternal mortality rates halved

    Maternal mortality rates have almost halved in the last 25 years, according to a United Nations agencies report. T...

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