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Peer support for women with hyperemesis gravidarum

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) affects up to 80% of pregnant women in the first trimester (Goodwin, 1998) A recent systematic review has shown that normal pregnancy sickness may offer a...

Good hygiene can save babies' lives

In June, newly-formed charity CMV Action held its inaugural awareness month Although charity awareness months are commonplace these days, cytomegalovirus (CMV) definitely needs its profile raising...

Discourse on dystocia: A much needed professional dialogue

When I first read the recent article in the May issue of BJM on ‘Managing shoulder dystocia: understanding and applying the RCOG guidance’ (Jenkins, 2014), I was immediately engaged and interested in...

New healthcare regulations: The implications for midwives

On 2 April 2014 the Law Commission published its report on the future regulation of health and social care professionals The report has been 3 years in the making and includes a 200-page draft Bill

‘Let me get the anaesthetist’

Epidural analgesia is a resource which can be extremely beneficial to women in labour and approximately 20% of women in the UK will use this method for pain relief (Department of Health (DH), 2005) An...

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