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  • “Eating for two” not necessary

      Interesting new research based on fruit flies (which apparently have similar metabolic responses to humans)...

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  • New quality standard on Nutrition

      NICE have published a new quality standard entitled “Nutrition: improving maternal and child nutrition”...

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  • What is the safest way to deliver a breech baby?

      A study published in the BJOG has investigated the “safest” way to deliver babies in the breech positio...

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  • Pregnancy discrimination worsens

      Results from The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Equality and Human Rights Com...

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  • Prevalence of FGM

      A new report, produced by City University London and Equality Now has provided detailed estimates of FGM pr...

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  • Is it possible to predict Pre-eclampsia?

      A study published in BJOG has indicated that levels of two biomarkers (ADMA and Hcy) in the blood of pregna...

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  • New information on elective caesareans

      The RCOG have produced new patient information for women who are considering an elective C-section i.e. a p...

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  • Birth rate falls but Mothers' ages rise

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the latest data on births in England and Wales.  They show...

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  • Increased monitoring needed to prevent stillbirths

      In the UK the absolute risk of stillbirth is low, affecting approximately 4 in 1000 babies, however half of...

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  • Extra support for professionals re: FGM

    The Department of Health (DH), NHS England and the NSPCC have joined forces to help support frontline health pract...

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  • New FGM guidelines released

      The RCOG have this week published new “Green-top guidelines” for professionals working with women who h...

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  • Unborn baby initiates birthing process

    A new report has concluded that unborn babies initiate the birthing process. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medic...

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