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07/04/2021 - Simple baby monitoring best in childbirth
New methods of monitoring the baby's heartbeat during labour perform no better than simpler methods in terms of ensuring safety, according to a new analysis. More

06/04/2021 - Perinatal mental health hubs announced
England is to get 26 hubs to provide support for mothers with mental health problems, it has been announced. More

12/03/2021 - Twin peak reached
The number of human twins being born has increased by one third in the last 40 years – the most ever recorded, according to an analysis published today. More

11/03/2021 - Placenta is 'dumping ground' for defects
The placenta is a “dumping ground” for genetic defects and resembles a “patchwork of tumours”, according to the first high-resolution survey of the genomic architecture of the human placenta. More

11/03/2021 - Global review determines COVID-19 risks to pregnant women
Pregnant women – particularly those from ethnic minority backgrounds – have been at increased risk of severe COVID-19 and more likely to need intensive care or invasive ventilation than non-pregnant women with the virus, researchers report today. More

10/03/2021 - No cognitive harm for assisted reproduction babies
Children born small after medically assisted reproduction, and who are small, do not lose cognitive function, researchers report today. More

24/02/2021 - Gene linked to ectopic pregnancy risk
Scientists have identified a gene which may be linked to the risk of ectopic pregnancy. More

22/02/2021 - Spina bifida linked to random mutations
Spina bifida may be the result of random genetic mutations early in pregnancy, British scientists have found. More

17/02/2021 - Different growth pattern for IVF children
Children born as a result of fertility treatment may have marginally different growth patterns to others, according to a new study. More

12/02/2021 - Acupressure backed for severe pregnancy sickness
Women with severe pregnancy sickness can be offered acupressure and antiemetics, according to new official guidance. More

11/02/2021 - Opioids and macrolides 'safe' in pregnancy
No links have been found between taking prescription opioids or macrolide antibiotics during pregnancy and an increased risk of major birth defects, two new studies report today. More

10/02/2021 - Asthma linked to antibiotic exposure in utero
Children born to women who took antibiotics in mid or late pregnancy may have a raised risk of asthma, researchers report today. More

09/02/2021 - New device can stop accidental cerebrospinal fluid leaks
A device that can quickly rectify accidental cerebrospinal fluid leaks during an epidural is to be tested on humans, following successful animal tests. More

19/01/2021 - More research on 5G networks 'needed'
A British academic has called for a halt to the global roll out of 5G until safety concerns are properly addressed. More

13/01/2021 - Awareness during anaesthesia raised during Caesarean section
The rate of 'accidental awareness' under general anaesthetic is much higher than expected during Caesarean section, according to a new analysis. More

04/01/2021 - Warning as pandemic aggravates pregnancy anxiety
The pandemic is adding significantly to the anxiety faced by many pregnant women, a charity warned today. More

31/12/2020 - No benefit of greater transfusion for prems - US study
There is no benefit to raising the red blood threshold for transfusions to very low birthweight babies, according to an analysis published last night. More

31/12/2020 - Memory risk from pregnancy high blood pressure
Women who have experienced pre-eclampsia may have a risk of impaired memory and thinking skills several years later, Dutch researchers have reported. More

23/12/2020 - COVID-19 not passed to foetus
Pregnant women with COVID-19 do not infect their foetus – but also do not pass on very many antibodies, researchers have found. More

17/12/2020 - COVID trials have excluded pregnant women - study
Most COVID-19 trials have avoided including pregnant women, according to a new analysis. More

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