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NHS fines mothers for claiming free prescriptions while pregnant
Pregnant women are entitled to free medication, but without a maternity exemption certificate they face bills of hundreds of pounds

Anna Tims

04, Feb, 2023 @3:14 PM

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Bill to extend maternity protections passes in House of Commons
If bill goes through Lords, firms cannot make women redundant from moment pregnancy disclosed until child is 18 months

Alexandra Topping

03, Feb, 2023 @1:48 PM

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Little Plum by Laura McPhee-Browne review – the taboos of motherhood
In her compassionate second novel, McPhee-Browne deftly articulates the experience of becoming a parent

Jack Callil

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Essex hospital pulls gas and air for pregnant women amid concerns for staff
Entonox gas and air is safe for pregnant women but exposure to staff over long periods could pose health risk

Anna Bawden

25, Jan, 2023 @1:53 PM

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Long NHS waiting lists cutting chances of pregnancy, fertility chief warns
Health service backlogs for gynaecological diagnoses and treatments are preventing women from starting IVF promptly

Rosie Taylor

22, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Black babies stillborn at almost twice rate of white babies, ONS figures show
Campaigners call for greater research into why there are such stark variations in England and Wales

Aamna Mohdin and Carmen Aguilar García

19, Jan, 2023 @3:37 PM

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UK maternity care is in a bad state – and Black women suffer the most | Letters
Letter: Recent reports from the CQC and MBRRACE-UK paint a shocking picture of deteriorating women’s health services. The government must act now, says Prof Geeta Nargund

18, Jan, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir hails landmark maternity pay ruling as ‘wake-up call’ for football
The Iceland captain Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir has won her claim against former club Lyon after she was not paid her full salary during pregnancy

Andy Martin

18, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Mental health should be part of every woman’s birth plan. Here’s why | Lauren Keegan
When the odds are stacked against women, for mental health and the birth experience, postpartum mental health should be integral

Lauren Keegan

18, Jan, 2023 @2:50 AM

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Covid increases risk of grave illness and death in pregnant women – study
Research also finds unvaccinated Covid-infected women more likely to give birth prematurely

Ian Sample Science editor

16, Jan, 2023 @11:30 PM

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Maternal review – you know these exhausted women in your bones
This wonderful drama about doctors going back to work after having children is a spot-on exploration of female friendship – and how to survive in a system stacked against you

Lucy Mangan

16, Jan, 2023 @10:00 PM

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Poverty in UK could increase death rates during or after pregnancy, warns WHO
Britain is falling behind European countries for mortality among mothers, and suicide is the leading cause of postpartum death

Rachel Hall and Hannah Devlin

15, Jan, 2023 @12:28 PM

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