Year of the 10,000 birth: Cost of mum going private soars Giving birth in a private hospital is becoming unaffordable, warns The Medical Protection SocietyDoctors have had to double their fees because of soaring insurance premiumsInsurance bills have gone up because negligence payouts have risen | UPDATED: 14:20 GMT, 27 December 2012 Giving birth in a private hospital is becoming unaffordable for most parents to be, with the average cost soaring to more than 10,000.
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.
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.
Are asthma inhalers linked to birth defects Thousands of pregnant women at centre of inquiry into health problems in babies | UPDATED: 23:13 GMT, 11 March 2012 Probe: A Europe-wide study is looking into the health effects of asthma inhalers Thousands of pregnant women taking prescription drugs for asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and depression are at the centre of a major inquiry into birth defects and health problems in babies.
Sweet-toothed mothers risk having sugar addict babies and put their long-term health at risk Infants being forced on to sugary drips after birth to counter withdrawal symptomsWomen who develop diabetes while pregnant “put their children”s health at risk” Babies are being born addicted to sugar because their mothers eat too much during pregnancy. The infants are being forced on to sugary drips just hours after birth to counter withdrawal symptoms. Experts have warned that women who develop diabetes while pregnant, or become pregnant while overweight, put the long-term health of their children at risk.