Giving birth in hospital raises risk of new mothers bleeding to death

Giving birth in hospital raises risk of new mothers bleeding to death | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 2 December 2012 Women who choose to give birth at home are less likely to suffer from life-threatening bleeding than those who have their baby in hospital, a study has found.

Heartbroken woman aborts baby due to rare phobia of pregnancy

Heartbroken woman aborts baby after traumatic loss of first son leaves her terrified of pregnancy Charlotte Arnold, 24, lost her first son just weeks before he was due to be bornShe was desperate for a child, but terrified of going through the distress againShe terminated her second child at eight weeks – but after counselling she and her partner are now considering trying for another | UPDATED: 19:12 GMT, 27 November 2012 Charlotte Arnold took the decision to abort her unborn baby after losing her first son just weeks away from his due date.

Egg freezing should be every father"s graduation present to his daughter, claims leading fertility expert

Egg freezing should be every father's graduation present to his daughter, claims leading fertility expert Dr Gillian Lockwood said young women are still not getting the message about infertilityWomen should be freezing their eggs in their early 20s and not waiting until late 30s when they are poor quality But she cautions such a move could lead to girls missing out on the right man, as they wait for 'Mr Perfect' who does not exist | UPDATED: 13:09 GMT, 26 November 2012 In Britain, women are delaying childbirth later than ever: the average age of a woman having her first child is 31 Egg freezing should be every father’s graduation present to his daughter, a leading fertility expert has suggested.

Incontinence: Don"t be caught short: From botox jabs to a plaster on your back, the treatments that can fix a leaky bladder

Don't be caught short: From botox jabs to a plaster on your back, the treatments that can fix a leaky bladder | UPDATED: 23:31 GMT, 15 October 2012 Though few discuss the subject even with their closest friends, around half of all women suffer from a dysfunctional bladder at some point.

The scandal of women who STILL aren"t told the risks of bladder operations

The scandal of women who STILL aren't told the risks of bladder operations | UPDATED: 22:56 GMT, 3 September 2012 'The problems started immediately,' said Teresa Hughes of her bladder operation Teresa Hughes had been delighted to be offered a solution for stress incontinence.

Caesareans and pain relief for mothers giving birth "should be cut to save the NHS money"

Caesareans and pain relief for mothers giving birth 'should be cut to save the NHS money' | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 31 August 2012 Family doctors are being told to try to talk women out of having Caesareans and very strong painkillers during birth to save the NHS money.

Mothers to bear brunt of NHS cuts as painkilling drugs for women in labour are cut back

Mothers could be denied painkillers when giving birth in NHS cutbacks Guidelines also suggest denying women caesareans and encouraging mothers-to-be to give birth at homeTop doctors say plans will reduce choice without any guarantee of a better outcome | UPDATED: 16:32 GMT, 30 August 2012 Women should be denied caesareans or refused painkillers during labour to save the NHS money, according to guidelines.

How giving birth could leave some women with symptoms as traumatic as those from a terrorist attack

How giving birth could leave one in three new mothers with same symptoms as victims of terrorist attacks Symptoms include flashbacks and a rapid heart beat when reliving the event | UPDATED: 12:42 GMT, 9 August 2012 Labour: Symptoms include flashbacks and denial of the traumatic experience Women are not exaggerating when they say they go through hell when giving birth – one in three new mothers will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a new study claims.

The hydrant hands-free drinks system: Simple solution to stop patients dying of thirst

Hands-free hydration: The simple solution to stop patients dying of thirst | UPDATED: 21:03 GMT, 7 July 2012 Hands-free: The hydrant water bottle clips on a bed frame or wheelchair Last week, an inquest heard how a brain-tumour patient who died due to dehydration might have lived if he had been given a drink of water.

Babies born just a few weeks early struggle more at school

Babies born just a few weeks early struggle more in English and Maths at school Children born at 37 weeks had a 33 per cent increased chance of having severe reading difficulties by the age of eight compared with those born at 41-weeks | UPDATED: 15:00 GMT, 2 July 2012 Babies who are born just a few weeks early could go on to struggle at school, research suggests.