Parents are being urged to take time to review their parenting skills ahead of a baby’s arrival in a bid to make sure they can handle any new parenting challenges.
‘I’m trying to make my parenting routine as simple as possible’: the advice from expertsThe UK has recorded the highest number of new cases of pre-term labour in Europe, with two pregnant women in London now being treated for labour-related conditions.
The latest figures, released on Wednesday, showed that there were a total of 13,700 cases of labour-induced pre-eclampsia and 28,500 in cases of epidural anaesthesia.
The latest figures were published by the British Medical Association (BMA), which called for all pregnant women to review how they prepare for childbirth.
The association’s chief executive, Dr Alison Williams, said that “in the UK, the number of women experiencing pre-injection labour has been on the rise since the beginning of the year, with a rise in pre-emptive and pre-surgical labour.”
Dr Williams said that the increase in cases had been caused by a rise of two per cent in the number and types of labour inducing drugs in pregnancy, as well as a fall in the incidence of antenatal and postnatal complications.
“This is the highest recorded increase in preterm labour for the UK in recent times,” she said.
“The BMA is urging pregnant women and their partners to take a fresh look at their parenting and preterm delivery routines and to do everything they can to minimise the risk of complications.”
The BMP said that it was concerned that “a significant proportion of these women may have had a previous pre-operative pregnancy, which means they may have taken drugs that may have been potentially harmful to the developing baby.”
“It is vital that women’s wellbeing is protected during the pregnancy and the delivery of their baby,” Dr Williams said.
Dr Williams warned that if a woman did not take the appropriate precautions she could have a “significant risk of an adverse outcome”.
The BPAE said that pregnant women should: “Avoid using any drug or medication that is not prescribed for you, including: aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, naprine, napotrexate, paclitaxel, sertraline, methotrexate and some antibiotics.”
The organisation also advised women not to use any “medicine or equipment” while pregnant, including birth attendants and midwives.
The BSA also said that a “pre-hospital assessment” should be undertaken before an expectant mother left the home.
“It’s not just pre-natal or postnatal and it’s also during the pre-hospital period that you should be aware of what you are breathing and your risk of aspiration, as these can lead to severe aspiration,” the BPAe said.
The British Medical Federation (BMI) said that in addition to taking care of themselves, women should also seek to avoid stressful situations.
“If you have any pre-existing conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, an underlying medical condition, depression, anxiety, a history of stress or anxiety disorder, a family history of mental health problems, a previous pregnancy or a history at any stage of pregnancy, talk to your doctor or GP if you’re concerned,” the organisation said.’
I don’t want to put a strain on the baby’: what doctors are saying about pre-pregnancy anxiety and preemie birthThe BMBF also urged women to discuss the possibility of preemies being born early with their partner or family member.
“For the majority of women, the only way to have a child is through assisted reproductive technology, but many of us will also want a child in the womb and in this case the choice is up to you,” the body said.
“If you do want to have the baby at any point in time, this is the time to talk to a doctor.”
Dr Lisa Smith, of the BMA’s pre-maternal and post-natal care department, said women should talk to their GP if they did not understand how to prepare for a baby in a pre-planned setting.
“I don-t want to give you the impression that you can’t do the prenatal checks and all the rest of it,” she told the BBC.
“The advice we give is that you do not want to be put in a position where you have to give up on your pre-baby, so that’s not going to happen.”
But it’s very important that you get to know each other and talk about it, so if you feel that you don’t know what you’re doing, you should talk about that with your partner.””
The idea that a woman can’t be at home and talk to her partner and be really involved is just a big misconception.
I don’t think it’s fair to blame women who do not know how to be home at all for a preemium,” Dr Smith said.
In the UK alone