Wednesday, May 15, 2019

What's new in midwifery - 15th May 2019

Some recent things you might need to know about...


Association between Apgar scores of 7 to 9 and neonatal mortality and morbidity: population based cohort study of term infants in Sweden

Antibiotics after assisted childbirth could almost halve maternal infections
BMJ news reportGuardian report

The research itself is in the Lancet, and is open access.

In the news

The story of a male midwife

Other things

This week is Christian Aid Week in the UK.   Christian Aid is a church organisation that works with church partners outside the UK, and the theme for this year is maternal health and reducing maternal mortality, with information available from the Christian Aid website at 

Last Friday's Google Doodle was Lucy Wills, a haematologist who investigated anaemia of pregnancy.  Read this from the James Lind Library, to find out more about her and how Marmite fits into her research.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

What's new in midwifery - 8th May 2019

Some recent things you might want to know about...

Research, global health

Local adaption of intrapartum clinical guidelines, United Republic of Tanzania (Bulletin of the WHO)

Case studies from NICE Shared Learning

Ensuring compliance with NICE guidance significantly improves outcomes in Multiple Pregnancy – East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

In the news

Risk of obesity can be accurately predicted in babies, study finds (Guardian)
Report about "Is it possible to accurately predict overweight at age 10-12 years based on information at birth and during the first year of life?", an abstract from Dutch researchers, presented at the recent European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow.   (I have not found the abstract itself)

Local Government Association

Supporting young parents to reach their full potential.  

Acknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin