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What should I do about an abnormal smear in pregnancy?

We don’t usually take smears in pregnancy but sometimes a smear is taken before you realise you are pregnant. At other times you may have had an abnormal smear before the pregnancy and your doctors may want to keep a … Continue reading

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Diet and exercise in pregnancy – BMJ paper shows value for intervention

I think everyone knows the old adage that pregnant women are “eating for two” is not only wrong but positively unhealthy. Yesterday in the British Medical Journal, Shakila Thangaratinam and colleagues published an analysis of papers designed to see if … Continue reading

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Rising maternal deaths in London

The Lancet recently published a letter stating that the maternal mortality in London is 19·3 per 100 000 maternities (95% CI 14·0–26·6) versus 8·6 per 100 000 maternities (7·1–10·5) in the rest of the UK. The same letter reported an apparent 27% increase … Continue reading

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