Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutes


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Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutesClamping cord seconds after baby's arrival deprives it of vital bloodExperts say this can lead to iron deficiency and anaemia in later life By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 02:24 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:17 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315052', 'title': 'Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutes', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315052/Childbirth-experts-warn-umbilical-cords-cut-FIVE-minutes.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Childbirth%20experts%20warn%20umbilical%20cords%20should%20not%20be%20cut%20for%20up%20to%20FIVE%20minutes%20http://bit.ly/13zstgy%20via%[email protected]' }); Cutting the umbilical cord too early is putting babies' health at risk, childbirth experts have warned.

Trainee doctors are being paid more than 2,000 A DAY by the NHS in "out of control" agency payments scandal


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Trainee doctors are being paid more than 2,000 A DAY by the NHS in 'out of control' agency payments scandalAgency doctors have cost the public 2bn since 2010/11Figures show a trust spent 15,000 for one doctor for a weekTories blame EU rules limiting doctors' working hours By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 10:24 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:08 GMT, 8 April 2013 Health minister Dr Daniel Poulter says the NHS is clamping down on excessive spending on agency doctors The NHS is paying trainee doctors more than 2,000 for a day’s work, it has emerged.

Premature twins died after being given 10 times too much morphine, nursing tribunal hears

Premature twins died after being given 10 times too much morphine, nursing tribunal hears Alfie and Harry McQuillan were born at 27 weeks in October 2010Were in a 'good condition' despite being born so early, inquest heardPrescribed morphine to stabilise them but instead given 'excessive dose'Died at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital two days later Nurse in charge, Joanne Thompson, now facing disciplinary hearingAccused of letting less senior member of staff administer wrong dose heard.

Saved with just moments to spare, the twin born with a cancerous tumour crushing her windpipe


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Saved with just moments to spare, the twin born with a cancerous tumour crushing her windpipe Isabel Roberts born with tumour on neck that weighed a sixth of her weight Doctors raced to save her life by creating an airway so she can breatheTumour was cancerous but she is responding well to treatment By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:56 GMT, 1 February 2013 A baby girl nearly died after she was born with a tumour crushing her windpipe.

Migrant baby boom triggers midwife crisis


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Migrant baby boom triggers midwife crisis: Half of wards being forced to turn expectant mothers away Royal College of Midwives warns of massive shortage in parts of UK5,000 midwives needed in England alone to cope with demandHalf of maternity wards shut doors an average of seven times a year UK witnessing highest birth rate in 40 years, as hospitals struggle to cope pointing to it being another record-breaker and ONS projections suggesting the birth rate in England could hit 743,000 by 2014.

The secret midwife: Psychotic mothers, exhausted doctors and nurses asleep on the job: A whistleblower reveals the


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The secret midwife: Psychotic mothers, exhausted doctors and nurses asleep on the job: A whistleblower reveals the desperate truth behind those rose-tinted TV shows | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 15 December 2012 With Call The Midwife and One Born Every Minute enjoying huge success, bringing babies into the world has rarely had more attention.

Visitors banned and more wards closed as hospitals battle worst norovirus outbreak for five years


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'Please, please don't visit': Hospitals in lockdown amid worst norovirus outbreak in five years Birmingham's City Hospital has imposed the ban until further notice after an outbreak of the bug forced four wards to close Comes as Doncaster & Bassetlaw trust takes to Twitter, begging those with any symptoms to stay away Cases of winter vomiting bug up 72% on last year | UPDATED: 13:16 GMT, 14 December 2012 Hospitals are going into lockdown in a desperate bid to get the winter vomiting bug under control.

Mother goes into labour nine weeks early at her husband"s hospital bedside after he almost dies in horrific crash


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Mother goes into labour nine weeks early at her husband's hospital bedside after he almost dies in horrific crash Adam Hambly, of Plymouth, suffered serious injuries in the head on collision in November Wife Jo, 35, went into labour with baby Grace two months early as she waited at his bedside for him to recoverAll three now face Christmas in hospital as they recover in neighbouring wards | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 3 December 2012 A wife went into labour at her husband's hospital bedside nine weeks early after the shock of finding out he had suffered a horrific car crash.

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


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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.

Joseph O"Reggio: £6million payout for boy starved of oxygen at birth which caused cerebral palsy


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£6million payout for boy starved of oxygen at birth which caused cerebral palsy Joseph O’Reggio, 11, has been left unable or speak or feed himselfMaternity staff failed to act swiftly enough when his heart rate dropped Delay caused him to be starved of oxygen which led to brain damage Ten year battle for parents Julian and Rachel to get the hospital to accept liability | UPDATED: 21:22 GMT, 15 October 2012 The family of a boy who developed severe cerebral palsy after a hospital blunder led to him being starved of oxygen at birth have received a £6million payout.


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