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New PReCePT: Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Preterm Labour e-learning programme 

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH), in partnership with the ASHN Network, have collaborated to develop a new, free e-learning programme for perinatal healthcare professionals.

The PReCePT: Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Preterm Labour e-learning programme, released in line with World Prematurity Day, has been designed for perinatal healthcare professionals to support education around the administration of magnesium sulphate to mothers in preterm labour for neonatal neuroprotection.

Building on current NICE guidance, and the successful roll out of the national PReCePT programme by the AHSN Network, this module will guide clinicians through the clinical benefits of administering magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) to mothers who go into labour before 30 weeks gestation. It will provide information on the neuroprotective qualities of this cost-effective and readily available drug, the detail of how it is administered and the positive impact it can have on the lives of neonates and their families. This resource will be invaluable for training new staff and will be vital in sustaining high uptakes of MgSO4 across the NHS.

You can learn more about the e-learning programme here .

Heart Disease in Pregnancy - 2020/21 Regional SpR Training & Midwives 

The ACHD team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals will be hosting two sessions through MS Teams with a series of talks covering Heart Disease in Pregnancy. Each session will be concluded with a panel discussion covering any questions and cases. 

Session 1: Background - 05/01/21 09:00 - 11:00

  • Cardiac Physiology in Pregnancy
  • Lessons from EMBRACE
  • Pre-pregnancy Counselling and Risk Assessment - What counts as high risk?
  • Contraception and drugs during pregnancy for cardiac patients
  • Cases, Panel Discussion and Questions

Session 2: High Risk Patients - 02/02/21 09:00 - 11:00

  • Pregnancy in Mechanical Valve Patients
  • Pregnancy in IHD
  • Pregnancy in Aortic Disease
  • Pregnancy in Cardiomyopathy
  • Cases, Panel Discussion and Questions

To register for these events please email Natalie Machnik, Network Administrator, email: Natalie.machnik@nhs.net

DASH Risk Checklist - Online training

(Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Honour Based Violence)

This training is being offered by the East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership. It is aimed at front line staff from all agencies who may work with East Riding families and who will use the DASH risk assessment checklist. Further information is available here.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Training 

The national face to face training for health professionals regarding CGM for women with type 1 diabetes in pregnancy has been postponed but here is the link to the appropriate online training for both clinicians and people with diabetes, available via the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) website.

Baby loss awareness

There is a new e-learning resource for health professionals who care for women with pregnancy loss. You’ll find it here .

A podcast recorded by Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent is available here .

Maternity transformation programme early adopters

A key recommendation of Better Births was that NHS England should: “seek volunteer localities to act as early adopters” to harness enthusiasm for change and test the model of care described in the report.

Through a network of support coordinated by the Maternity Transformation Programme, the Early Adopters are now taking forward the implementation of the vision in Better Births, going further and faster, and routinely share the learning from their experiences.

Find out more here.

Health Education England Maternity Programme Update - July 2020 

The latest maternity programme update can be accessed here

Saving Babies’ Lives e-learning programme

This programme has been developed to support the delivery of the Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle Version Two (SBLCBv2) in maternity units across the NHS. 

The second version of the care bundle brings together five elements of care that are widely recognised as evidence-based and/or best practice, these are:

  • Reducing smoking in pregnancy
  • Risk assessment, prevention and surveillance of pregnancies at risk of fetal growth restriction (FGR)
  • Raising awareness of reduced fetal movement (RFM)
  • Effective fetal monitoring during labour
  • Reducing preterm birth

The programme is aimed at midwives and obstetricians and is free to access on e-Learning for Healthcare here .

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Your baby is now officially an embryo and is about the size of a poppy seed.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/4-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby is now the size of a kidney bean and weighs 1g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/8-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Welcome to the second trimester!

Your baby is about the size of a small lime and weighs approximately 14g.

You have hopefully seen your midwife for your 'booking in' appointment, if you have not yet seen a midwife please make an appointment quickly, so you can have all of your choices about screening tests explained and offered to you.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/12-weeks-pregnant/ for more information. You can also link to the 'Pregnancy Journey' area here.  

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Your baby is about the size of an avocado and weighs approximately 100g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/16-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby has grown in length and is now the length of a small banana and weighs approximately 300g. Around this time you will be offered your '20 week' scan, also known as the 'anatomy' or 'anomaly' scan.Click here for more information about screening. 

This is a also a good time to talk and sing to your bump as your baby can now hear sounds. This is great way for you and your partner/family to bond with your baby.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/20-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby has grown again to the approximate length of an ear of sweetcorn and weighs about 600g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/24-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Welcome to the third trimester!

Your baby is now approximately the weight of an aubergine; about 1kg and approximately 37cm in length. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/28-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby now weighs approximately the same as a coconut; around 1.5kg. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/32-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby is now around the same size as a lettuce, approximately 47cm long and weighs around 2.6kg. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/36-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby is now the weight of a small watermelon which is approximately 3.3kg and around 50cm in length. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/40-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.