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    NHS promises more care for pregnant women from BAME background

    The NHS is taking urgent action to protect expectant mums from a black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) background during the coronavirus crisis, as new research shows these women face an increased risk.

  • Group B strep awareness month


    Group B strep – what you need to know

    Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria carried in the body. Carrying group B strep is usually harmless, but sometimes it can infect a baby during labour. Fortunately, most group B strep infections in newborn babies can be prevented, simply and safely, when pregnant women carrying group B strep are offered antibiotics in labour.

  • Woman in hospital bed holding bump during labour


    Asking for pain relief during labour

    You should feel that your needs and wishes are being listened to during labour, particularly around pain relief. Every labour and birth is unique and care should be tailored to you.

  • James holding his son's hand whilst watching a video of Lauren's ultrasound


    Being a dad during the coronavirus pandemic

    I put on a brave face and watched her walk through the doors into the unknown all on her own. This was heart breaking and I’ve never felt so helpless. My wife is my best friend. Whatever life throws at us we handle it together.

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