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One in six women report post-traumatic stress almost a year after early miscarriage

Women who have had a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy frequently experience post-traumatic stress as well as depression and anxiety, which can last for many months, new research has shown.

New test for primary care could diagnose UTIs in 25 minutes via smartphone camera

Urinary tract infections could be diagnosed within 25 minutes in primary care in the future due to a new test developed by researchers.

Maternal history of PCOS increases risk fivefold in offspring

Patients whose mothers are diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are five times as likely to develop the syndrome, according to a new study.

Pregnancy flu vaccination ‘effective’ at protecting babies, PHE study shows

Flu vaccination during pregnancy is effective in preventing infection and hospitalisation in babies, even when the main circulating strain differs from that in the vaccine, Public Health England research has shown. 

Offer induction of labour by 41 weeks, researchers recommend

Pregnant women should be offered an induction by 41 weeks to reduce the risk of perinatal mortality, researchers have recommended.

Non-surgical approaches to managing female urinary incontinence – what works?

Increased focus on perinatal mental health in new NMC midwifery standards

Perinatal mental health has an increased focus in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) new proposed standards for ‘the next generation of midwives’.

Half of student midwives consider dropping out over money concerns, survey finds

Nearly half of student midwives have considered leaving their courses due to financial pressures and debt, a new survey has revealed.

Smoking during pregnancy may damage daughters’ future fertility

The daughters of women who smoked during pregnancy may suffer from hormonal and reproductive health problems in the long-term, a new study has suggested.

'Mixed messaging' around drinking alcohol while pregnant, says RCM

The Royal College of Midwives has warned of ‘mixed messaging’ after a study revealed that midwives are giving different advice around alcohol consumption during pregnancy.