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Pregnant women who work nights may face miscarriage risk
Tues March 26th - Pregnant women who work at least two night shifts in a single week could be at increased risk of suffering a miscarriage the following week, Danish researchers say today. More
Sedentary lifestyles linked to 70,000 UK deaths a year
Tues March 26th - Sitting down for large parts of the day is linked to nearly 70,000 deaths every year in the UK, a new observational study has revealed. More
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19/01/2016 - App will predict pre-term labour
Doctors in London have developed a smartphone app to help predict the risk of a pregnant woman going into premature labour. More

13/01/2016 - Potatoes linked to pregnancy diabetes
High potato consumption before pregnancy may raise the risk of gestational diabetes, researchers warned today. More

08/01/2016 - Alcohol guidelines cut limits for men, pregnant women
Tough new guidelines on alcohol consumption are launched across the UK today. More

08/01/2016 - Oral antifungals may pose risk to foetus
There may be cause for concern over a link between oral antifungal drugs and the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth, new research suggests. More

16/12/2015 - Women in labour "left alone," reports show
Growing numbers of women are being left alone during labour in UK hospitals, two British reports show today. More

10/12/2015 - Controversy over home birth guidance
Pregnant women deemed at low risk should be allowed to choose home birth, according to official guidance published today - and disputed by obstetricians. More

08/12/2015 - Mental health link to maternal death
Tackling mental health is the key to reducing deaths among new mothers, according to the findings of a major investigation published today. More

07/12/2015 - Maternity care check-list unveiled
The use of clinical check-lists, pioneered for surgery, is to be extended to maternity care, the World Health Organisation has announced. More

03/12/2015 - Pregnancy antibiotics link to wheeze
Taking antibiotics in the third trimester of pregnancy may contribute to childhood wheeze, according to an Italian study. More

03/12/2015 - Post-pregnancy weight gain link to child risk
Women who put on weight after their first pregnancy face an increased risk of losing the second child, Swedish researchers report today. More

02/12/2015 - Caesarean rate best at 19% - study
For optimal maternal and neonatal outcomes, the rate of caesarean section would be around 19%, according to a new analysis. More

26/11/2015 - Progesterone fails miscarriage trial
A study of the use of supplements to prevent miscarriage has proved "disappointing", researchers said last night. More

25/11/2015 - Folic acid policy failing to stop neural tube defects
Encouraging pregnant women to take folic acid has not led to a reduction in neural tube defects in Europe, researchers say today. More

20/11/2015 - Plan to boost premature labour care
Good communication and the use of a neuroprotective drug are key to improving the care of pregnant women at risk of premature labour, according to official guidelines published today in England. More

19/11/2015 - Most stillbirth potentially avoidable - inquiry
UK national guidance is not followed in most cases of stillbirth, according to the latest findings of a major inquiry. More

16/11/2015 - Pregnant women urged to take flu vaccine
Obstetricians today launched a campaign to try to increase uptake of the flu vaccine among pregnant women. More

04/11/2015 - Health risks for sedentary pregnant women
Pregnant women should be discouraged from becoming too sedentary, a conference is to hear today. More

04/11/2015 - New treatment for assisted reproduction
A new hormonal treatment could lead to more effective egg collection during in vitro fertilisation treatment, researchers will tell a conference today. More

15/10/2015 - Bariatric surgery may help obese women have children
Bariatric surgery can help obese women achieve successful pregnancy - but should only be a last resort, obstetricians say today. More

09/10/2015 - Exercise to prevent pelvic girdle pain
Exercising up to five times a week before becoming pregnant could reduce the risk of developing pelvic girdle pain, according to new Norwegian research. More

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