Case Study

Induced abortions in Pakistan: an afflicting challenge needing addressal

Unsafe abortion is one of the major causes of maternal mortality that accounts for approximately 4.7%–13.2% maternal deaths every year (Say et al, 2014). In developing countries, every year, nearly...

SARS-CoV-2: do corticosteroids for fetal lung maturation worsen maternal or fetal outcomes?

The SARS-Cov-2 virus is a virulent pathogen which first emerged in December 2019 in Hubei province of China. This virus is thought to cause severe acute respiratory syndrome and the associated illness...

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis viewed as a postpartum complication

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rare type of stroke caused by a clot forming in one of the intracranial sinuses and subsequent blockage in blood drainage. Even though venous...

Helping student midwives become safe practitioners: effective teaching of cardiotocograph interpretation

The ‘Saving babies’ lives' care bundle identified effective fetal monitoring during labour as one of four key areas of care to reduce the number of stillbirths and early neonatal deaths in the UK...

Genetic risk assessment and haemoglobinopathy counselling: two case studies

The role of the antenatal and newborn (ANNB) coordinator is to work as part of a team to deliver the six ANNB programmes commissioned by the NHS, with oversight and quality assurance provided by...

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