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1 July 2014

UK: Fathers’ involvement in childbirth

Ninety-five per cent of men now attend the birth of their baby, research commissioned by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service shows.

23 June 2014

UK: Breastfeeding wars: is breast really best?

Bryony Gordon writes in the Sunday Telegraph.

17 June 2014

Denmark: Prenatal antidepressant exposure and risk of spontaneous abortion

This study set out to estimate the risk of spontaneous abortion after use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy. PLoS One.

16 June 2014

Event: Childbirth and the New Dad

An evening seminar in London on 1 July 2014, discussing how expectations of fathers’ involvement in childbirth have changed. Organised by BPAS with speakers from the History and Policy Forum on Parenting.

9 June 2014

UK: TV presenter causes uproar with views on later motherhood

Tiffany Jenkins writes in the Scotsman on Sunday about the reaction to Kirstie Allsop's comments.

5 June 2014

Israel: Fetal exposure to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and spontaneous abortions

The authors concluded that they found no increased risk of spontaneous abortion following exposure to NSAIDs. From Canadian Medical Association Journal.

21 May 2014

Supporting pregnancy choices, trusting women to decide

Women need to be the ones making their own reproductive decisions right the way through - from choosing contraception to experiencing pregnancy and childbirth, writes Clare Murphy on Huffington Post UK.

20 May 2014

UK: 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.

19 May 2014

UK: Older mothers react against fertility ‘scaremongering’

A feature in the Daily Telegraph explains why 'fertility is far from finished at 40'.

15 May 2014

Denmark: Impact of ectopic pregnancy for reproductive prognosis in next generation

From Acta Obstetricia Gynecologica Scandavica.

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