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COVID-19 lockdown and the emerging impact on pregnancy

Pregnancy in COVID-19
As I write, the so called “easing of lockdown” is taking place in the UK, following the devastation of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Over this time researchers and policy makers have worked together to gather data and undertake research to establish how the outbreak has impacted on women who have......
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New report spotlights how housing problems jeopardise women’s rights to safe maternity care

Photo by Johann Walter Bantz on Unsplash
A report published recently by the charities Birth Companions and Birthrights highlights the need for a more proactive, integrated approach to addressing the maternity care needs of women experiencing multiple disadvantages during pregnancy and early motherhood. Through in-depth interviews with women and professionals, the research found that, in almost every......