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Collaborative Action in Lowering Maternity Encountered Deaths

The Collaborative Action in Lowering Maternity Encountered Deaths (CALMED) project aims to send vocational training teams (VTTs) to provide training for a group of ‘master trainers’ in two different...

An exploratory study into student midwives understanding of the role of the physiotherapist

The role of the obstetric physiotherapist is well defined, during the antenatal phase, they ‘aim to prevent or alleviate the physical and emotional stresses of pregnancy and labour’ Postnatally, they...

Birth complications more likely in assisted reproduction babies

Australia Australian researchers have found that birth complications are higher among babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies than those conceived naturally The risk of complications...

European Union law denies commissioning parents paid leave on the birth of their child

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that parents who have a child through a surrogacy arrangement are not entitled to paid leave equivalent to either maternity leave or adoption leave in the...

Deaf Nest: Time for change!

Hearing loss is one of the most neglected, under-researched and unrecognised public health issues affecting one in six of the population in the UK. It is widespread and growing with 14.5 million...

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