Participating Organisations Include
Exhibitor Stand List
- The Practising Midwife
- CMV Action
- Cooper Genomics Serenity Test
- ICP Support
- Bio Oil
- Dogs Trust
- LogixX Pharmaceuticals
- Roche Diagnostics
- Public Health England
- The International Journal of Birth and Parent Education (IJBPE)
- Johnson's Baby
- Pinter & Martin
- Myrtle & Maude
- Harness Gravidarum
CMV Action - Educate - Vaccinate - Eradicate
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common infection that can infect people of all ages, usually with no long-term effects. However, it is very dangerous to unborn babies and is the most common infection passed from a pregnant woman to her baby. CMV causes more problems than Down’s, Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis, yet few pregnant women and professionals have heard of it.
CMV Action is a small, but dynamic, UK registered charity raising public awareness of cCMV and campaigning for better prevention measures within our health service. We are firmly committed to limiting the devastating impact of this virus for those currently affected and for future generations.
Roche Diagnostics gives you The Power of Knowing that you're using accurate information to make the right decisions today, so your patients can experience a healthier tomorrow. Roche’s broad spectrum of clinical testing supports women throughout the course of pregnancy from conception to birth. The portfolio includes tests that measure the ovarian reserve and groups of tests that fulfill national screening requirements for first trimester fetal anomalies, infectious diseases, bone health and anaemia. The latest additions to this portfolio are Harmony non-invasive prenatal testing (formerly of Ariosa Diagnostics) and the sFlt/PlGF ratio test for the diagnosis and short term prediction of pre-eclampsia.
NHS Public Health England
Immunisation is the single most effective way to protect children, teenagers and adults against infectious diseases. Public Health England publishes an extensive range of materials on immunisation, for individuals, parents and health professionals. There are many new publications on offer now. Make sure you visit our stand to see if you are up to date with what’s new in Immunisation and pick up your leaflets and posters at MMB London 2017.
The Practising Midwife
The Practising Midwife is the leading journal for midwives and all health professionals connected with pre-conception care, pregnancy, birth and neonatal matters.
Times ahead are exciting as we have introduced new and challenging themes focused on supporting midwives in practice and we have now launched our breath taking new website (practisingmidwife.co.uk).
We retain our characteristic qualities, with regular advancing practice, midwifery basics, evidence series and pertinent articles, but you will find us at the forefront of innovation in the areas we cover. Our readers tell us that TPM is quite simply the best journal for staying informed in an eminently readable form.
A baby’s skin is much more delicate than your own, so it should be cleaned with only the gentlest and purest elements possible. Made with just two ingredients, 99.9% water and 0.1% fruit extract, WaterWipes are as pure as cotton wool and water but in the convenience of a wipe.
WaterWipes have been carefully designed to be gentle on babies’ sensitive skin. They are the only wipes that contain absolutely no chemicals, just 99.9% water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract – a natural skin conditioner.
They don’t irritate the skin; instead, they may help avoid nappy rash and other skin conditions. WaterWipes are the only baby wipe to ever be approved by Allergy UK.
Because of this, 97% of midwives believe that WaterWipes are suitable to be used on the skin of newborn babies.*
WaterWipes are the only baby wipe approved by Allergy UK and awarded the National Eczema Association of America’s Seal of Acceptance.
JOHNSON’S®, the #1 baby skin care brand in the UK* has been pioneering the science in baby skin care for more than 120 years. Over the past 5 years Johnson & Johnson has helped advance 90% of all publications and peer-reviewed scientific literature on baby’s skin globally. We understand that multisensory stimulation contributes to happy, healthy baby development, and our pioneering research and technology helps us to create products that enrich the sensorial experience of everyday baby routines, such as bath time, while being safe, mild and effective.
*Based on MAT % Market share data in the Baby Category – April 2015 – April 2016
Medela’s products and educational resources are driven by the commitment to enhance mother and baby health through the life-giving benefits of breast milk. It is Medela's goal to support mothers to feed breast milk as long as possible, and to provide in-depth information to empower mums to make informed decision about their breastfeeding goals.
The IONA Test
The IONA® test is an advanced non-invasive prenatal screening test that helps midwives and other maternity healthcare professionals offer pregnant women peace of mind. The pioneering IONA® test estimates the risk of a fetus having Down’s syndrome or other serious genetic diseases and is developed by Premaitha Health, the leading UK based provider of NIPT. The IONA® test has a higher detection rate and lower false positive rate than existing screening tests, giving pregnant women, their families and their midwives greater confidence in the result and reducing the need for unnecessary invasive follow-up tests and the associated anxiety and stress.
Cooper Genomics Serenity Test
Reprogenetics, Recombine and Genesis Genetics, together as CooperGenomics, a CooperSurgical company, are the pioneers and global leaders of comprehensive reproductive genetic testing. Through expanded carrier screening, PGD, PGS, NIPT and beyond, we are committed to advancing the field of reproductive genetics, improving outcomes and empowering families worldwide.
Serenity is a safe, simple, and reliable non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT). This screening test provides valuable insight into foetal chromosome health, as early as 10 weeks into pregnancy with 99.7% accuracy.
Serenity NIPT leverages the power of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) from Illumina Technologies. It has been rigorously validated using clinical outcome performance data on over 85,000 cases.
Serenity is a CE-IVD marked screening service performed onsite at CooperGenomics gold standard UKAS ISO15189 accredited laboratory in London, UK.
To join the growing number of clinics and health professionals offering Serenity NIPT service, call +44 (0) 20 7692 2084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.serenity-nipt.com.
Every day in the UK around 10 babies are stillborn and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) will be one of the causes. A complex liver condition of pregnancy caused by a combination of hormones, genetics and environment, ICP affects around 5,500 women a year in the UK and its main symptom, itching, can be debilitating for women.
ICP Support is the leading charity for the condition, providing research-based information and vital support to women and anyone affected by the condition. The charity fundraises to support ongoing research and raise awareness amongst health professionals and the public, to achieve its vision of ensuring that every ICP baby is born safely.
The International Journal of Birth and Parent Education (IJBPE)
The International Journal of Birth and Parent Education (IJBPE) was launched four years ago by Mary Nolan, Professor of Perinatal Education at the University of Worcester.
The Journal appears quarterly. It focuses on the critical 1000 days from conception to two years of age and aims to translate knowledge into practice for midwives, health visitors, psychologists, early years’ teachers and birth and parent educators. Practitioners and academics from across the world share their understandings of what babies and toddlers need to thrive, and how parents can be educated and supported to achieve the best outcomes for their children.
In the last two years, the IJBPE has entered into collaboration with the Association for Infant Mental Health (AIMH UK), and now offers a Best Practice Guidance supplement with alternate issues.
Mush is an absolute saviour for our new mums. I'm currently community-based doing postnatal visits and all of the women I saw today downloaded it with relief...thank you for creating such an ingenious tool" - Jess, Midwife, Chelsea & Westminster
Mush is a new free app that makes it easier to for mums to meet each other and make being a new mum more fun. We are already getting great feedback from midwives, like Jess, and we are really looking forward to meeting you at MMB London – so come and see us on stand 21!
If you have a chance to download the app before then (search 'mush' on the App Store or Google Play), come and show us and we'll have some goodie bags to hand out on the day.
Pinter & Martin
Pinter & Martin is an independent publishing company based in London and distributed worldwide. Our motto is freedom to think. While we specialise in pregnancy, birth & parenting, psychology and yoga, we also publish other subjects, but only books which are very close to our hearts. Incorporating YogaWords.
HGR Ltd developed a pregnancy support harness for women suffering with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction / Pelvic Girldle Pain. Developed and Manufactured in the UK, the HG Maternity Support applies inward and upward support to the Symphysis Pubis Joint as well as supporting all of the pelvic area.
Further to this the device also provides support to the bump and incorporates a Lumbar Support. 1 in 5 of all pregnant women suffer with SPD / PGP, the HG Maternity Support has received an award as well as positive feedback and recommendations from users, consultants, professional physiotherapists, and midwives.
LogixX Pharma is a specialty pharmaceutical company with a core focus on products for the management and treatment of niche therapeutic conditions as many of these conditions are poorly treated with a high level of unmet medical need.
To meet this challenge LogixX Pharma is rapidly expanding its portfolio of products to bring new therapies to patients, new treatment approaches to healthcare professionals and better health outcomes for patients. Our product portfolio covers the ﬁelds of Respiratory (ENT and Asthma), Rare Diseases (Primary and Secondary Carnitine Deﬁciency), Nutraceutical Supplements (Fertility, Sexual health, Prostrate Health and Cardiovascular supplements).
LogixX Pharma is committed and focused on acquiring, registering and marketing niche products in therapeutic areas of high unmet medical and patient need.
Be Dog Smart is our latest campaign helping families understand more about how to behave around dogs in order to keep themselves safe. We deliver FREE antenatal workshops within the community on how to prepare your dog for your new arrival as well as teaching children how to be safe around dogs. We also provide information and literature to health care professionals free of charge so you can distribute within your communities, as dog safety is important to everyone. Come and see us at the exhibition to find out more information about our education programme.
Bio-Oil is an award-winning, specialist skincare treatment that has been clinically proven to improve the appearance of scarring, whether from accidents, burns, caesarean section or post-operative; as well as stretch mark, dehydrated skin and uneven skin tone.
Bio-Oil has been formulated with a blend of essential plant oils and vitamin A and E that are known to be beneficial to skin health and appearance.
Bio-Oil also contains a unique ingredient called PurCellin Oil™, which lowers the viscosity of the formulation so that it can be easily absorbed deeper into the skin, rather than acting superficially on the surface.
Naitbabies are a registered Charity in England & Wales run by families who have the genetic disorder "Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia – NAIT " (also known as FNAIT or FMAIT). NAIT may cause unborn/newborn babies to bleed into their brain (ICH) and/or other major organs due to the maternal immune response against baby’s blood platelet antigens and may result in death or lifelong disabilities.
NAIT is currently not routinely screened for in pregnancy although 1 in 1000 live births are suspected to be affected.
Naitbabies provide support, advocacy and practical assistance to families around the world affected by NAIT.
With over 50 years’ experience, we’re experts in manufacturing and supplying high quality, innovative medical products to medical professionals for Anaesthesia, Surgery, Podiatry & Primary Care. We control every aspect of our product and service offering through rigorous quality and processing procedures, ensuring reliability for our customers. As a family run business, we are committed to creating and maintaining strong working partnerships, offering exceptional service & providing you with all of the options so that you can make the best choice.
Find out more about Timesco’s wide range of products at www.timesco.com or call us on 01268 297710.
Myrtle & Maude
Myrtle and Maude use old family traditions and new innovative methods to create a range of natural remedies, teas and products to help expectant mothers suffering from morning sickness.
We are dedicated to continuing our family traditions and keeping them alive. Myrtle & Maude was founded in Yorkshire and born out of a desire to fulfil the needs of mums-to-be on those queasy days.
We know the natural world and take inspiration from the earth and its raw beauty to provide handmade, unique blends created to evoke a feeling of wellbeing. Our mission is to support parents through those early days of pregnancy and beyond, and so we select each ingredient by hand and craft all our products in small batches using Herbalist traditions.
Our highly-trained team in our nature labs are specialist growers, pruners, pickers, blenders and everything in-between. We are proud of our craft and prefer to only source high quality natural ingredients.
Event Advertiser Profiles
Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), formerly known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), affects 1 in 5 pregnant women. Symptoms can occur and be safely treated with hands-on manual therapy from a physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor at any stage during or following pregnancy.
PGP causes pain in the pelvic joints and surrounding muscles and affects mobility. Manual therapy is safe and effective at any stage during or after pregnancy - the sooner it starts, the better. Without treatment, PGP can persist for months or years following pregnancy.
The Pelvic Partnership charity is run by volunteers with personal experience of PGP.'
Learn more at www.pelvicpartnership.org.uk
Since 1947 Milton products have been trusted by Healthcare Professionals to sterilise babies equipment
Milton BabyCare is dedicated to supporting Health Professionals to the benefit of new parents, to provide you with the tools to enable you to give parents the best information about protecting their new baby and their environment from harmful germs, at a time when they are most vulnerable.
We work closely with a pharmacist in house to ensure that all our products are of the highest quality standard and efficacy that you would expect from Milton. We put baby’s safety at the heart of everything we do.
For further information visit: http://www.milton-tm.com/en/professional/healthcare
Count The Kicks
Count the Kicks aim to empower mums-to-be with knowledge about their baby’s movements during pregnancy, as well as giving them confidence to speak to a midwife if they have any concerns. As a baby’s movements are a key indicator of their wellbeing, reporting a reduction in movement early can ensure that any babies found to be in distress can be delivered early. Our overall objective is to decrease the high stillbirth and neonatal death rate in the UK, currently 16 babies are stillborn or die within the first 7 days of life.