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A post-mortem population survey on foetal-infantile end-of-life decisions: a research protocol

The death of a child before or shortly after birth is frequently preceded by an end-of-life decision (ELD). Population-based studies of incidence and characteristics of ELDs in neonates and infants are rare, and those in the foetal-infantile period (> 22 weeks … Continue reading

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Obesity, inflammation and still birth

Being too fat can be linked to an increase risk of having a still birth. Being obese is also linked to inflammation and in this study Margo S. Harrison, from Columbia University Medical Centre in New York, led a team … Continue reading

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Saving babies’ lives project impact and results evaluation (SPiRE): a mixed methodology study

Reducing stillbirth and early neonatal death is a national priority in the UK. Current evidence indicates this is potentially achievable through application of four key interventions within routine maternity care delivered as the National Health Service (NHS) England’s Saving Babies’ … Continue reading

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Bereavement care in the UK: variability in resources and approaches

Research by Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, has found that bereavement care in maternity units in the UK continues to be under resourced, with considerable variation in approaches to care. This article reviews the key recommendations and findings … Continue reading

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National initiatives for maternity and neonatal safety in England

The publication of the Kirkup report in early 2015, following the Morecambe Bay investigation, propelled maternity safety into the public spotlight. As maternity teams considered recommendations from the report, a review of maternity services in England, led by Baroness Cumberlege, … Continue reading

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Evaluation of an international educational programme for health care professionals on best practice in the management of a perinatal death: IMproving Perinatal mortality Review and Outcomes Via Education (IMPROVE)

Stillbirths and neonatal deaths are devastating events for both parents and clinicians and are global public health concerns. Careful clinical management after these deaths is required, including appropriate investigation and assessment to determine cause (s) to prevent future losses, and … Continue reading

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Big babies. What are the risks?

Researchers know that large babies can damage mothers while they’re being born but little is known what other risks they might be subject to. In this study Hector Mendez-Figueroa, from the University of Texas Health Science Centre, led a team … Continue reading

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