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Weight gain increases risk of stillbirth, patients dissatisfied with foreign nurses and the instant baby calming trick

Gaining weight between pregnancies increases the risk to the second child, reports the Guardian.

A study found women who put on as little as 6kg after their first pregnancy had a 30-50% higher risk of having a stillborn baby or a baby dying in its first year.

Hospitals with more nurses recruited from overseas experience a drop in patient satisfaction ratings, reports the Express.

Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, study co-author from King’s College London, said: ‘Language differences, cultural expectations, and professional norms of different countries may all contribute to patients’ perceptions and create challenges for rapid and effective decision-making for acutely ill hospitalised patients.’

A new technique to calm a crying baby instantly has gone viral on social media, reports the Telegraph.

The video viewed more than a million times since Sunday shows Dr Robert Hamilton, founder of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in Santa Monica, using a technique called ‘The Hold’, or facilitated tucking.


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