Childbirth

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UK health trusts suspend home birth services as midwives shortage deepens
‘Crisis’ in maternity care leaves expectant mothers facing difficult births in hospital or without support at home

Hannah Summers

28, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Pregnant women urged to get Covid jab as data from England shows it is safe
Analysis finds vaccinated women no more likely than unvaccinated to suffer stillbirth or premature births

Andrew Gregory Health editor

25, Nov, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Pregnant women at risk in Malawi as drug shortage prevents caesareans
Patients travelling long distances to find surgery cancelled as lack of anaesthetics shuts operating theatres in half of hospitals

Charles Pensulo in Lilongwe

22, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Black women in UK four times more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth
As new data released, campaigners ask why racial disparity in maternal mortality rates is so persistent

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

11, Nov, 2021 @4:25 PM

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Nice has failed parents with its U-turn on induced labour | Letter
Letter: Catherine Roy, Susanna Haddon and Dr Ruth-Ann Harpur are deeply concerned by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s revised guidance

Letters

08, Nov, 2021 @5:59 PM

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‘People say it’s a miracle, but it’s not: the Royal Brompton saved Christina’
How experts at London hospital treated woman who went into cardiogenic shock after C-section

As told to Denis Campbell

26, Oct, 2021 @10:13 AM

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‘Gunmen killed a midwife who refused to leave a woman in labour’
Zahra Mirzaei pioneered ‘groundbreaking’ maternity services in Kabul, but has been forced to flee. She says she won’t stop fighting for dignified care for Afghanistan’s women and girls

Hannah Summers

26, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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NHS maternity services near breaking point, warns top doctor
Exclusive: country’s most senior gynaecologist is latest clinician to raise alarm about mounting Covid pressures

Andrew Gregory Health editor

24, Oct, 2021 @9:32 PM

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Experience: I had a baby using a donated uterus
The doctor told me I’d be lucky to see uterine transplants happen in my lifetime. But I never gave up hope

Amanda Gruendell

15, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Fear on the ward: UK mothers threatened with social services for refusing maternity care
Women who refuse advice from health service staff say they are being coerced with threats of referrals to agencies and police

Hannah Summers

02, Oct, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Can a mother ever be good enough? I know what my son would say ... | Zoe Williams
My almost 14-year-old is annoyed that I think his birthday is a bigger deal for me than it is for him. Still, it will always be my special day, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

28, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Woman with Down’s syndrome loses UK abortion law case
Heidi Crowter has argued allowing terminations up to birth if foetus has Down’s syndrome is discriminatory

Alexandra Topping and agencies

23, Sep, 2021 @11:37 AM

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