In recent years, many of the younger members of the royal families from around the world have been getting married and starting families. Most of these new parents can expect the best care modern medicine can offer during the pregnancy, the delivery and the first weeks of having their new baby home. However, this was not […]
Over the past few decades, the scope of responsibilities in midwifery has expanded, the amount of independent unsupervised work has increased and the theoretical and practical knowledge required has grown exponentially. A profession that was once deemed vocational is now becoming more academic with Midwifery Bachelor degrees, so how will these changes affect your training […]
A new study was recently published in The Lancet that shows how Cesarean sections have grown in popularity over the past 15 years. In 2000 the worldwide rate of using a C-section was 12%, a number within the acceptable maximum rate of 15% that was established by the World Health Organization. However, by 2015 the percentage […]
Medical skills labs with simulators for student training are an established part of a medical faculty’s training program. They offer a forgiving training environment where mistakes can serve as an excellent training tool. Skills lab training is well documented for improving procedural skills in both novices and experts. Whether complex surgical skills or basic clinical […]
One of the world’s most dangerous places to have a baby is the small African nation of Sierra Leone. Maternal mortality rates in Sierra Leone see 1,360 mothers dying per 100,000 live births. This is the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, with countries such as Finland or Greece at the other end of […]
Conjoined twins, also known as “Siamese twins”, are largely a mystery to the medical profession, however, advancements in medicine and surgical procedures are slowly resulting in miracles for families where successful separation can take place and the once-joined twins can go on to lead independent lives.