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In welcoming the report from the Family and Parenting Institute, ‘Families in an age of austerity – how tax and benefit reform will affect UK Families’, Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says:
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A leading obstetrician, Michel Odent, and Duncan Fisher, Director of Family Info will debate today whether men should be at the birth of the baby. Michel Odent has been quoted as saying the father’s presence at the birth can lead to a caesarean delivery...
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Improving the life chances of children under five is the key to reducing inequality in later life, a major report into child poverty says.
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GMTV has surveyed a large number of women about their thoughts on breastfeeding. Many women have expressed concern at the style of the questions, which appear to be negatively slanted against breastfeeding.
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The Government has today announced the launch of a strategic vision for the further transformation of maternity services and early years services. The report makes the case for helping families to give their baby the best possible start in life and sets...
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The Department for Schools and Families today released a Green Paper entitled ‘Support for All – the Families and Relationships Green Paper’, which is a package of measures designed to help the 21st century family.
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Background An Institute for Fiscal Studies report, commissioned by the Family and Parenting Institute, reveals the impact of the deficit reduction plan on family finances. The Impact of Austerity Measures on Households with Children study finds families...
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The Scottish Government is launching the Maternal and Infant Nutrition Strategy at the Best Start conference on 18 January 2011. The strategy is aimed at organisations with a role in improving maternal and infant nutrition in Scotland. Partner...
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The NHS Information Centre released the Infant Feeding Survey 2010: Early Results on Tuesday 21 June.
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A new report from The King’s Fund says using midwives and other maternity staff more effectively is the key to improving maternity care in hospitals, and that the maternity workforce could be utilised more effectively to improve outcomes for mothers and...
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A report out today by the King’s Fund: ‘The role of GPs in maternity care - what does the future hold’, suggests that GPs could take a more active role in delivering high quality maternity care by sharing responsibilities with midwives and obstetricians...
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A series of papers in medical journal The Lancet reported that the UK’s stillbirth rate of 3.5 per 1,000 births ranks it 32 places below the best performer, Finland, in a league table of 193 countries.
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The NHS White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, published 12 July, set out the concept of maternity networks as a fresh approach to the structure of care for pregnant women and new families.
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Mary Newburn, Head of Research and Information, NCT, said:   “The lack of completeness of the maternity statistics is a huge disappointment as their usefulness is limited by significant gaps.   “NCT is shocked that the Information Centre can...
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The latest Maternity Statistics on method of delivery produced by the Welsh Government were released on 31 January 2012. The statistics can be seen in full here: http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/health2012/120131/?lang=en
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 Background The Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit has today published a study examining the relationship between breastfeeding and mothers’ ratings of their baby’s temperament at age three months. Rosie Dodds, Senior Policy...
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Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, says;   “This report reaffirms the important role of skilled midwives and how crucial they are in supporting women and their partners through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. If the health...
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A new review published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist says severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy should be treated with appropriate medication, and looks at a number of studies into different treatments.
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A study by Professor Atul Singhal from the MRC Childhood Nutrition Research Centre at University College London claimed that feeding babies milk enriched with nutrients to promote faster weight gain in infancy can cause heart problems and obesity in...
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The maternity service in Scotland is adapting to make sure that all women receive the best care. “Pregnant? Tell me” is a new national communications campaign launching on 1st February as part of the enhanced antenatal services for women within NHS...