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Midwife discovers that she delivered her assistant 19 years earlier

A midwife in training made a shocking discovery after helping deliver her first baby: her instructor had delivered her 19 years earlier. Laura Woffendin from Pontefract, England had always dreamed of working in the medical field. Her grandmother had been a midwife, and when she passed away, Laura followed in her footsteps. “I inherited her community midwife… Read More »

Bedside light tool could detect baby brain injury earlier

Image copyright UCL Sick babies admitted to a neonatal unit after a difficult birth could benefit from a new bedside tool to detect brain damage, researchers believe. The team at University College London has developed a device which shines light into the brain to monitor oxygen and energy levels. Broadband near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) could help… Read More »