At the Tommy’s London Centre we have just completed UPBEAT, an important study in obese mums-to-be. The results have been published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
New data released yesterday by Edinburgh University shows the positive impact of the public smoking ban with an 8% drop in both stillbirth and neonatal death rates between 2007 and 2011. That’s an estimated 1500 lives which have been saved.
We’re pleased to see that Emmerdale is raising awareness of the consequences of premature birth through their storyline this week about Vanessa Woodfield, tragically giving birth prematurely at 26 weeks after an accidental fall.
We are very excited to announce our new collaboration with global fashion maternity brand Séraphine and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Séraphine has created a #justforlove t-shirt to help raise money to fundraise for a new research centre we plan to open next year, which will focus on preventing early miscarriage.
Babyloss Awareness Week is held annually from October 9 to 15. Organised by a number of pregnancy and baby loss charities, it’s a special opportunity to mark the brief lives of babies lost in pregnancy, or during or shortly after birth.
A new study launched today has revealed key steps for hospitals to improve care for pregnant mums and babies.
Published today, the results of the Stillbirth Priority Setting Partnership identify 11 key priorities for research into the reduction of stillbirth and improving care for parents who have experienced a stillbirth.
A new report from the Maternal Mental Health Alliance has revealed the financial impact of substandard mental health care for pregnant women and new mums.
Today the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) have shown us the woeful provision of care for women who experience mental health problems during pregnancy and in the first year after the birth of their baby.
Depression and mental health problems, such as anxiety, affect up to 20% of all pregnant women. Left untreated, these conditions can have lasting effects on the emotional and physical health of both mother and baby.