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Alcohol consumption in pregnancy and its implications for breastfeeding

Lifestyle choices before and during pregnancy can have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of both a woman and her unborn child (O'Keeffe et al, 2013) Women are often advised by health...

Maternal attitudes towards participation in a mother–baby research study

Research involving young infants is essential to derive investigational and therapeutic innovations to benefit this group However, there is often a reluctance on the part of health professionals to...

Is Facebook an appropriate platform for professional discourse?

‘Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the...

Pushchairs can occupy wheelchair spaces on buses

The Court of Appeal has recently issued its judgment in Paulley v First Group PLC [2014] where a bus company was ordered to pay compensation to a wheelchair user who was unable to board a bus because...

Research roundup—February 2015

Association found between medical co-morbities and maternal deaths Medical co-morbidities, when women have one or more medical conditions, are found to be an important factor associated with direct...

Is it the carrot or the stick?

In Greek mythology, mentor was the wise and faithful advisor to Odysseus. Today the term ‘mentor’ is generally used to describe a friend, role model, an able advisor and a person who provides support...

The end of supervision as we know it?

In December 2013, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO, 2013), raised concerns about the public protection allowed by midwifery supervision following failures at the Morecombe Bay NHS...

Midwifery leaders and managers ‘batten down the hatches’

The economic climate in England over the next decade presents greater challenges than ever before for health and social care services. It is estimated that if the current model of health care...

IMUK back to the future

Faced with the fast approaching EU directive 2011/24/EU requiring all health professionals to have professional indemnity insurance, Independent Midwives UK (IMUK) took up the challenge to solve this...

Expanded newborn blood spot screening

From 5 January 2015, the NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme has been expanded to screen all newborn babies in England for the following rare, but potentially disabling conditions: maple syrup...

Placenta praevia: Diagnosis and management

Placental development begins upon implantation of the blastocyst into the maternal endometrium during the initial stages of human embryogenesis Implantation involves localisation to the most optimal...

Candida and breastfeeding

Candida albicans is the most common naturally occurring candida species found as a commensal on the mucosal tissue of mother and child It is also a pathogen that can cause fungal infections in both...

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