Clinical Services > Maternity

Need to cut through alcohol and breastfeeding misinformation

15 August, 2022

Two-thirds of Australian women who breastfeed feel they do not fully understood the risks of drinking alcohol while breastfeeding.


Emergency caesarean linked to increased inflammatory response

06 April, 2022

Labour and natural childbirth cause stress on a mother's body but an emergency caesarean is associated with even more inflammatory gene expression in the placenta, according to a new study.


New ultrasound guidelines urge for parent-centred communication

23 March, 2022

The Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) has launched new guidelines mapping a way forward for sonographers to open dialogue and be more transparent with obstetric patients about the results of their scans.


New stillbirth prevention and bereavement care standard

07 February, 2022

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is seeking feedback on the draft Stillbirth Clinical Care Standard from clinicians, health services, consumers and anyone with an interest in maternity care, stillbirth or bereavement care.


Delaying umbilical cord clamping saves babies' lives, reduces disability risk

13 December, 2021

An Australian-led study has found that aiming for 60-second delay in clamping the umbilical cord of very premature babies at birth reduces the child's risk of death or major disability.


IVF: data reveals success rates by age, number of cycles

06 December, 2021

IVF success rates can be measured in a number of ways, but data is not often presented according to age and number of cycles one can afford to pay for.


How technology is changing maternity care

07 October, 2021 by David Groberman, CEO, HeraMED

What a time to be in health care. With the rise of personalised care, home monitoring and telehealth, specifically, during the pandemic, we are witnessing a transformation in the way doctors and nurses interact with and care for patients.


Mater Mothers' gets the scoop on what matters most to mums

20 August, 2021

Quality-of-life data collected from women before and after childbirth is helping Mater Mothers' Hospital advance towards value-based maternity care.


Rising temperatures could lead to more stillbirths, study finds

28 May, 2021

Early research suggests that climate change could lead to more stillbirths.


Joondalup Health Campus makes digital transformation in maternity care

29 April, 2021

HeraMED has signed an agreement with Joondalup Health Campus in Western Australia to incorporate a paid pilot of the HeraCARE solution.


Pandemic maternity care leaves partners and midwifery students most isolated

29 March, 2021

Curtin University research has documented the varied experiences of people involved in receiving and providing maternity care during the pandemic.


Investment in midwives could save 4.3 million lives per year by 2035

07 December, 2020

Scaling up global midwife-led care could reduce maternal deaths by 67%, newborn deaths by 64% and stillbirths by 65%, according to a new modelling study.


Study finds pregnancy can delay onset of MS symptoms

17 September, 2020

A Monash-led international study has found that pregnancy can delay the onset of multiple sclerosis symptoms by more than three years.


Acceleration of inhaled oxytocin to reduce maternal mortality

18 August, 2020

A novel form of oxytocin is in accelerated development at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences to address the world's leading cause of maternal mortality.


Thrush treatment caution for women in first trimester

22 May, 2020

Researchers found that pregnant women taking oral fluconazole appeared to have an increased risk of giving birth to a baby with muscle and bone malformations.


  • All content Copyright © 2022 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd