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Nov 2018

Royal College of Midwives launches new guidance for midwifery care in labour

New guidance has been launched by the RCM entitled ‘Midwifery care in labour guidance for all women in all settings’. The guide details recommendations for the care of women during labour and birth, covering topics including fetal heart rate assessment, eating and drinking during labour, and avoiding severe genital trauma. It also covers suggestions for…

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28
Oct 2016

Three-quarters of maternity wards have no overnight consultants

Research has shown that babies born out of hours are 30 per cent more likely to die or suffer serious complications. A major audit published today, using figures obtained by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, has revealed that three in four maternity wards have no consultant at the hospital overnight and half of…

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21
Oct 2016

Maternity staff quitting due to pressure and fear of making ‘tragic mistakes’

A report by the Royal College of Midwives has warned that some maternity units are ‘dangerous’, with midwives being left on their own to look after up to 15 women and their babies. The RCM also reports that maternity departments are becoming ‘dangerous’ and ‘stressful’, with ‘epidemic’ levels of bullying, leading to an exodus of…

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