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Today the Government has announced plans to extend parental leave to 12 months, leaving it up to the parents to decide who takes the leave.
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New guidelines will be published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in November regarding caesarean sections.
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NICE has said today that vulnerable women including teenage mothers, domestic abuse victims, drug users and non-English speakers are missing out on vital care in England and Wales and were the least likely to use antenatal services despite being the most...
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NICE - National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - has developed new public health guidance on dietary and physical activity interventions for weight management in pregnancy and after childbirth.
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New guidelines have been published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) regarding caesarean sections.
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All pregnant women should be tested for smoking so that they can be given quitting advice if necessary, says NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
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‘One Born Every Minute’ is a new documentary series on Channel 4 that follows the day to day life in a maternity ward. Filmed over a month the series highlights the intense experience of bringing a new life into this world from the perspective of the...
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Office of National Statistics released the 2009 figures of conceptions in England and Wales today. In 2009 there were an estimated 896,300 conceptions in England and Wales, compared with 888,600 in 2008 – an increase of 0.9 per cent. The...
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NCT demands system changes to ensure midwives can deliver safe care and positive experiences
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Many women fail to get proper advice on weight management during and after pregnancy, a UK-wide survey by RCM and Netmums suggests. Some 63% said their midwife had not explained obesity issues such as body mass index, during their first antenatal...
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The Royal College of Midwives has released the results of their YouGov poll of public attitudes to maternity spending in England. The results show that two-thirds of the English public are against spending cuts for maternity services. A clear majority...
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The NCT comments on the safety of baby slings after the recent recall of more than 1m slings in the US and Canada.
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A report on maternity wards in Northern Ireland by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) has made 20 recommendations to ensure the quality of care for women in labour. Health Minister Michael McGimpsey said the report would inform an...
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The Eighth Report of the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths, Saving Mothers’ Lives, is published today as a supplement in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
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School Food Trust : Voluntary Food and Drink Guidelines for Early Years Settings in England
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Background The Scottish Perinatal and Infant Mortality and Morbidity Report 2010, published in January 2012, can be viewed in full here: http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/programmes/reproductive,_maternal__child/programme_resources/spimmr_2010...
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Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser at NCT, the UK’s largest parents’ charity, said:   “New parents make dedicated, loyal, hard-working employees, so long as their parental leave and return to work are managed well. Introducing a period where...
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In response to the article in the Mail on Sunday entitled 'Student midwife turned away from breastfeed class- because he's male,’ Belinda Phipps, NCT’s CEO, said:
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NCT, the UK’s largest parenting charity, comments on the Government’s response to the Select Committee on Sure Start Children’s Centres:
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There has been a notable rise in the number of people with flu who have been admitted to hospital recently, including some with severe H1N1 influenza (swine flu).