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29.6.2017 Notifications in Accordance with Section 20 of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 – third Annual Report 2016 ?? Notifications in Accordance with Section 20 of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 – second Annual Report 2015 ?? Notifications in...
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14.6.2017 The purpose of this Framework is to Framework for National Performance Indicators for Nursing & Midwifery ??
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Subject: tobacco, Pregnancy
This resource explains why smoking while pregnant is harmful for both mother and baby, highlights the health effects of passive smoking after birth and provides advice to help women stop smoking, including information about nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). ??
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).

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