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hospitals that routinely provide effective smoking cessation programs for pregnant women. In Queensland, Australia, 70 publicly funded hospitals were matched on numbers of births and maternal socioeconomic status and randomly allocated to an awareness-only intervention group or a behaviorally based...
Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to health problems, including the risk of low birthweight, preterm labour, spontaneous abortion and perinatal death. Two trials to investigate the efficacy of self-help materials were undertaken. During the first trial, a self-help booklet developed overseas...
Irish maternity services are good and compare well with those in other countries in terms of safety and patient outcomes. Much has been done to improve services in recent years. We have more consultant obstetricians and staff midwives than ever before and there has been considerable investment in...
DHSSPS has carried out a review of policy on maternity service provision in Northern Ireland. The review focused on the best available evidence for the care and treatment of mothers-to-be; quality, safety and service sustainability; wider workforce issues; and professional roles and...
On 27 January 2016 ROI Minister for Health Leo Varadkar launched Ireland’s first National Maternity Strategy – Creating a Better Future Together – which is a roadmap for the improvement of services over the next ten years. Strategy aims to improve safety & quality in general...
On January 27 2016 ROI Minister for Health Leo Varadkar launched Ireland’s first National Maternity Strategy – Creating a Better Future Together – which is a roadmap for the improvement of services over the next ten years. IPH on behalf of the Department of Health prepared the...
This book provides information on many aspects of pregnancy and a list of useful organisations.It is available to first time expectant mothers resident in Northern Ireland through primary care services (antenatal clinics, GPs or health visitors).
This book provides information on many aspects of pregnancy and a list of useful organisations.It is available to first time expectant mothers through primary care services (antenatal clinics, GPs or health visitors).�
This leaflet for women provides updated information on rubella and how to get vaccinated so it is not passed on during pregnancy.Rubella, otherwise known as German measles, can be very serious for the unborn baby in the first three months of pregnancy and can cause damage to the sight, hearing,...
This guide is for you if you think you might be pregnant now or in the future.It is aimed at answering some of the questions you may have about alcohol and pregnancy. It will guide you to make healthier choices. �

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