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What is Primodos and why were 100 UK families seeking compensation?
Concerns about birth defects first raised in 1960s but evidence for causal link to pregnancy test remains contentious

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

26, May, 2023 @1:54 PM

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UK families lose bid for compensation over Primodos pregnancy test drug
High court rules there is insufficient new evidence of causal link between hormone-based test and birth defects

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

26, May, 2023 @12:04 PM

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‘I didn’t even know men could get it’: the hidden impact of male postnatal depression
Postnatal depression affects up to 15% of new mothers, but studies suggest almost as many fathers also show symptoms – and little is being done to help them

Ammar Kalia

22, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Is This OK? by Harriet Gibsone review – second life
A woman comes of age on the internet in a memoir that swings between funny and profound

Maeve Higgins

18, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Babies are dying because of NHS failings, poverty and inequality, charities warn
Maternity services need urgent improvement and investment to meet government target of halving stillbirths and neonatal deaths

Tom Wall

14, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Huesera: The Bone Woman review – bone breaking Mexican horror of post-partum depression
The anticipation Valeria feels about the approaching birth of her first child slowly turns into a sense of real fear

Peter Bradshaw

09, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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British Black women die in childbirth at an appalling rate. I’m tired of fighting a racist system in vain | Candice Brathwaite
Fixing this will require systemic change that goes way beyond healthcare, says author Candice Brathwaite

Candice Brathwaite

20, Apr, 2023 @1:44 PM

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The Guardian view on race and maternal health: a systemic problem | Editorial
Editorial: If ministers pretend the journey to equality is complete, the role of racism in health inequalities will go undiagnosed


19, Apr, 2023 @5:34 PM

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Tell us: did you compile an unusual birthing playlist to help you give birth?
We would like to speak to women who compiled playlists of unusual sounds to get them through childbirth

Guardian community team

11, Apr, 2023 @9:53 AM

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Mothers and babies being put at risk due to unsafe NHS maternity services, report says
NHS ombudsman says more tragedies will occur unless decisive action in taken

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

28, Mar, 2023 @5:58 PM

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Conference highlights racial disparity in UK maternal healthcare
The Motherhood Group event hears that black women suffer effects of unconscious bias within system

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

20, Mar, 2023 @8:12 PM

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US maternal mortality is more than ten times higher than in Australia. Why? | Moira Donegan
What do we make of a nation that has made giving birth so dangerous – yet forces more and more women to do it?

Moira Donegan

20, Mar, 2023 @10:15 AM

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