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Category Archives: Maternity

Caesarean section infection risk for mothers

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) says that 1 in 10 women whose babies are born by Caesarean section suffer from an infection after the operation. This rate is higher than comparable operations. The researchers responded to the findings by stressing that women need to be informed about the risk of infection when considering having an…
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Patients are being ‘let down’ by nursing and midwives’ regulator

An independent review into the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) reveals ‘failings at every level’ which means that the patients are being let down. The UK’s 670,000 nurses and midwives must register with the NMC to enable them to work, yet the troubled regulator is failing its primary objective which is to protect patients. The…
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Tumour operation in mother’s womb saved baby

In the first operation of its kind, surgeons in America have performed a tumour operation in the mother’s womb to remove a tumour from the baby’s mouth. Following a routine scan at 17 weeks, it was discovered that there was a rapidly growing tumour at the baby’s mouth, shown as a giant bubble on the…
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Coroner rules out medical neglect

The case of a mother of three, who died from complications arising from a Caesarean section carried out 10 years ago, has been described as ‘heartbreaking’ by a coroner. Alison Parkinson of Waterlooville, Hampshire died of pneumonia in February last year. Six days previous to her death she had been admitted to hospital for a…
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