The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has called for improved care of pregnant mothers carrying twins or triplets. Improvements were called for to reduce the medical risks and high levels of unnecessary caesarean births associated with having twins or ...
It has been confirmed that women will be given the right to choose a Caesarean section birth on the NHS.The guidelines issued today by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) state that pregnant women can now opt for a C-section, even
As winter kicks in the Government is eager to spread the message that pregnant women need to get their flu jabs. So-called high risk groups, which include pregnant women, patients aged 65 years and older, and patients aged under 65 years in risk groups, are all eligible for a fre...
Plans are underway to give all women the right to choose a caesarean section birth on the NHS.The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) is currently drafting guidelines that will allow women to choose the medical procedure, even
an alternative. Some NHS hospitals, such as The Whittington Hospital in North London, even offer acupuncture as part of the suite of pain relief methods available to labouring women.Acupuncture at The Whittington is used to reduce pain, anxiety and vomiting
Midwife Amanda Burleigh, from Leeds, is campaigning for the NHS to change its current guidelines, which detail that after a baby is born, the placenta should be clamped within 30 seconds. In the womb, your baby's blood flows through the umbilical
. In the 1970s, studies showed that most babies in the UK started solids (usually in the form of rusks or cereal added to the bottle) between three and four weeks old. In the 1980s and early 1990s, the NHS advised weaning after three months, then in 1994
25% of IVF treatments are funded by the NHS; the rest are paid for privately, costing up to £8,000 a cycle.What is offered by the NHSIn 2004, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) said women between 23 and 39 should be given
performing' (32 NHS trusts), 21% as 'least well performing' (31 trusts), 26% as 'best performing' (38 trusts) and 32% 'better performing' (47 trusts).What does all this mean for maternity services in your area?Regionally, NHS trusts in the north
in the womb.New research out today reveals that a quarter of UK stillbirths could be avoided each year if the NHS had a clearer prevention strategy.According to a report compiled by The Times, one in every 200 babies is stillborn, but most hospitals lack a