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How 900 stillbirths could be prevented | Society | The Guardian

Nine hundred babies’ lives could be saved every year if the rate of stillbirths in the poorest areas of England was as low as is in the most affluent, research suggests.

Twice as many babies are stillborn in the most deprived 10% of the country as in the wealthiest, researchers write in the online journal BMJ Open. The more affluent the area, the less likely babies are to be stillborn, whether the cause is a congenital abnormality, the mother’s high blood pressure, sudden bleeding during pregnancy or even unknown causes. The only area in which there is no difference between rich and poor is once labour has started and the mother is under the care of midwife or consultant.

read full article:  How 900 stillbirths could be prevented | Society | The Guardian.

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Mothers ‘to have a named midwife to birth and beyond’ in NHS reform of care for pregnant women | Mail Online

For the first time, the NHS will  be measured against how well it looks after parents who have miscarried or suffered a stillbirth or cot death. Patients will be asked to rate their care so the NHS can improve it.

via Mothers ‘to have a named midwife to birth and beyond’ in NHS reform of care for pregnant women | Mail Online.

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Maria Pridmore: After 16 tries, I finally got the baby I wanted | Metro.co.uk

Such a wonderful story.  I’m so pleased for them.  An amazing couple to have found the strength to keep trying after such tragedy and so much loss.

 

After 16 tries, I finally got the baby I wanted. Mother Maria Pridmore who suffered 14 miscarriages, a stillbirth and the death of her baby son spoke of her joy after giving birth to a girl.

Full story:  Maria Pridmore: After 16 tries, I finally got the baby I wanted | Metro.co.uk.

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Some miscarriage tests ‘unreliable’

This is really quite shocking. Sadly, nothing could have prevented my miscarriages, but this is still quite hard to read.

 

Hundreds of viable wanted pregnancies are being lost to British women each year because of unreliable miscarriage tests, new research suggests.

Hundreds of viable wanted pregnancies are being lost to British women each year because of unreliable miscarriage tests, new research suggests.

The precise numbers are unclear but scientists believe there could be 400 errors every year with the potential to result in terminations. This is more than the estimated 300 cot deaths reported each year in the UK.

Experts have called for more research and improved professional guidelines to minimise the chances of such tragedies occurring.

Full Story: Express.co.uk – Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: Some miscarriage tests ‘unreliable’.

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Martin Shaw joins the concert line up

Actor Martin Shaw has agreed to introduce the concert!  Les Dennis will host the concert on Tuesday 11th October at the Leicester Square Theatre.  For more information please visit: http://www.babyloss.wordpress.com/blac11

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Pregnant women warned over ibuprofen miscarriage risk | Metro.co.uk

Pregnant women warned over ibuprofen miscarriage risk

Pregnant women have been told not to take ibuprofen after new research claimed it can more than double the risk of miscarriage.

If taken in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, it can increase the risk by 2.4 times, say Canadian researchers.

Women have been warned over ibruprofen usage during pregnancy

The popular pain reliever is in a class of drug known as non-steroidal anti- inflamatory drugs (NSAIDS) that also  includes naproxen and diclofenac.

Clinicians examined 4,705 miscarriage cases and found that 352 (7.5 per cent) had taken a non-aspirin NSAID.

Read the full story:  Pregnant women warned over ibuprofen miscarriage risk | Metro.co.uk.

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Acts who have agreed to perform at the concert in aid of the Baby Loss Awareness

The following people have agreed to perform at this years concert in aid of the Baby Loss Awareness campaign

Michael McKell
Harriet Thorpe*
Stefan Booth*
Sophie Shaw
Natural Voices

For tickets please visit: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/126515779/events

Come back to keep up to date on other acts as they are confirmed!

*schedule allowing

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