Breastfeeding rates in the UK are some of the lowest, globally, and the challenges posed to new parents have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many support groups for those breastfeeding disappeared overnight, and a lack of face-to-face support from
A weekend announcement of £2 million for an RCOG review into preventing brain injuries during birth looks like a smart pre-emptive announcement ahead of today’s publication of the long awaited Select Committee report into Safety in Maternity Services. A few
In the latest example of a grassroots campaign to make mothers feel comfortable about breastfeeding in public, Barnstaple Town Council recently unanimously backed a motion calling for the council to let the public know that breastfeeding is welcome in their
Up to 1 in 5 women will experience mental health problems in pregnancy or after birth and two thirds of women will hide or underplay their illness.
These figures can only be expected to have been exacerbated by the impact of
The WHO have issued a new document that comments on pregnancy and alcohol.
We would all expect it to be a well thought out policy document based on established advice and good science.
Yet it has provoked widespread heated and furious comment
Welcome to the Northern Maternity & Midwifery Online Festival 2021!
The Northern Maternity and Midwifery Festival 2021 will be live streamed on this page on Tuesday 29th June 2021. A day of leadership, education and clinical updates to keep you abreast
Breastfeeding Celebration Week 2021 runs from 21st – 27th June.
The theme this year is how partners and the wider family unit can support breastfeeding, with a key focus on how to get the whole family involved and bond with baby.
Young medics working in obstetrics and gynaecology are more likely to experience bullying and racism, and less likely to receive support than colleagues in other specialisms new data reveals.
Reporting on comments made by Charlie Massey, Chief Executive of the GMC
This week we marked International Fathers’ Mental Health Day, an annual event aimed at highlighting the unique mental health strengths and needs that fathers have.
According to a recent survey, an alarming 65% of dads admit that having children negatively impacted
It would easy to believe the recent fine for East Kent Hospitals Trust is another in a long line of high cost medical negligence cases but you would be wrong.
Many midwives and maternity managers will have seen the headlines about