Jane Brewin

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World Prematurity Day: Prevention Is the Only Way to Reduce the Toll of Premature Birth

(0) Comments | Posted 17 November 2014 | (10:52)

Today marks the fourth World Prematurity Day. The need for all of us, including the UK, to sit up and pay attention is more important than ever. New research from the Lancet has shown that prematurity is the biggest cause of death in children under 5 across the world. This...

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Each Baby Counts: New RCOG Initiative to Reduce Stillbirth

(0) Comments | Posted 26 October 2014 | (14:23)

2014 has seen a focus on the UK's unacceptably high levels of stillbirth like never before. Following attention such as last months' Panorama documentary, it is now lodged in the public consciousness and there is a will from all quarters to take action. Adding their voice to the ring is...

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Stillbirth Rates Remain Persistently High, Awareness Is Crucial for Change

(0) Comments | Posted 2 October 2014 | (11:00)

Anyone who saw Monday's BBC Panorama documentary on stillbirth will have been shocked to discover that for every 200 babies born in the UK, one of them will be stillborn; and to hear that despite our relative affluence, the UK has one of the worst rates of stillbirth...

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World Prematurity Day - Why Does It Matter?

(4) Comments | Posted 15 November 2012 | (23:00)

Tomorrow, Saturday 17 November, marks World Prematurity Day - a worldwide effort to highlight the 15million babies born too soon around the world each year, approximately 1million of which do not survive.

The definition of a 'premature' baby is one that is born before 37...

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