8 October 2014Northern Ireland: Consultation on terminations for fatal fetal anomaly
Northern Ireland's Department of Justice is to begin a public consultation on amending the criminal law on abortion.
14 July 2014UK: Wales lags behind on antenatal screening
A new screening test for Down's syndrome is still not available across the Welsh NHS, six years after guidelines said it should be, BBC News Online reports.
2 July 2014USA: D&E training in maternal-fetal medicine fellowships
Many maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists provide dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedures for their patients with fetal or obstetric complications. This study describes the D&E training opportunities that are available to MFM trainees during their fellowship. From American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
20 May 2014UK: Girl awarded compensation after mother drank heavily in pregnancy
A 16-year-old girl has been awarded £500,000 in criminal injuries compensation for severe brain damage she 'sustained in the womb as a result of her mother drinking alcohol,' the Sunday Times reports.
2 April 2014Ireland: The natural history of pregnancies with a diagnosis of trisomy 18 or trisomy 13
From BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.
20 March 2014UK: Add folic acid to flour, urges BPAS
British Pregnancy Advisory Service is urging the government to fortify flour with folic acid to reduce the risk of babies developing defects such as spina bifida.
5 December 2013Northern Ireland: Justice Minister to consult on abortion laws
David Ford has said he is going to consult on changing abortion laws to allow women carrying babies with fatal fetal abnormalities to have a termination.
11 November 2013UK: Mother of disabled girl sues for compensation
The mother of a girl who died at the age of 11 after a life in ‘almost constant pain’ is suing for compensation, claiming doctors had failed to warn her of the disability.
7 October 2013Event report: ‘Diagnoses and dilemmas’
The ARC/bpas conference on 9 September discussed a number of pressing issues in antenatal testing and its consequences, including choice of method in termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly, advances in non-invasive prenatal testing and ultrasound, and new challenges in fetal medicine.
30 July 2013Clinical Update: Methods of termination for fetal anomaly
By Dr Richard Lyus, treatment doctor, British Pregnancy Advisory Service.