To estimate whether maternal sense of control in labor is associated with breastfeeding at 4-8 weeks postpartum.This is a secondary analysis of data from a multicenter randomized controlled trial of […]» Read more
To evaluate whether abnormal plasma placental growth factor (PlGF) level is associated with adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes.This was a secondary analysis of the Preeclampsia Triage by Rapid Assay Trial […]» Read more
Maternal and fetal outcomes of taxane chemotherapy in breast and ovarian cancer during pregnancy: case series and review of the literature.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of taxane chemotherapy during pregnancy and compare maternal and neonatal outcomes with those in women who did not receive taxanes […]» Read more
Periconceptional diet quality is commonly suboptimal and sociodemographic disparities in diet quality exist. However, it is unknown whether individual periconceptional diet quality is associated with obstetric outcomes.Our objective was to […]» Read more
Safety and efficacy of sildenafil citrate to reduce operative birth for intrapartum fetal compromise at term: A Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Trial.
Sildenafil citrate is a vasodilator used in erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension. We tested whether it reduces emergency operative births for fetal compromise and improves fetal or utero-placental perfusion in […]» Read more
Reduction in Racial Disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity from Hemorrhage in a Large-scale Quality Improvement Collaborative.
Eliminating persistent racial/ethnic disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity is a public health priority. National strategies to improve maternal outcomes are increasingly focused on quality improvement collaboratives. However, the effectiveness […]» Read more
Mindfetalness to increase women’s awareness of fetal movements and pregnancy outcomes: a cluster-randomised controlled trial including 39 865 women.
To examine whether a method for raising women’s awareness of fetal movements, Mindfetalness, can affect pregnancy outcomes.Cluster-randomised controlled trial.Sixty-seven maternity clinics in Stockholm, Sweden.Women with singleton pregnancy with birth from […]» Read more
Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a complication in which an early pregnancy implants in the scar from a prior cesarean delivery. This condition presents a substantial risk for severe maternal […]» Read more
Why correctly identifying maternal condition in perinatal death classification systems is crucial: A commentary.
Ending preventable perinatal deaths is high on the global health agenda. In addressing this priority it is imperative that quality data, related to perinatal mortality, is consistently collected and reported. […]» Read more
Fetal growth and feto-placental circulation in pregnancies following bariatric surgery: a prospective study.
To investigate the intra-uterine fetal growth pattern and feto-placental circulation in pregnancies following bariatric surgery.Prospective study.Maternity Unit, UK.162 pregnant women; 54 with previous bariatric surgery and 108 with no surgery […]» Read more
Placental function and fetal weight are associated with maternal hemodynamic indices in uncomplicated pregnancies at 35-37 weeks gestation.
Over the years, there has been an increasing interest in the assessment of maternal hemodynamic responses during pregnancy. With the use of both non-invasive devices and/or maternal echocardiography it has […]» Read more
Utility of Follow-Up Standard Sonography for Fetal Anomaly Detection: Follow-Up Sonography for Fetal Anomaly Detection.
In 2014, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Fetal Imaging Workshop consensus recommended that sonograms be offered routinely to all pregnant women. In the absence of another […]» Read more
An economic analysis of preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) by polar body biopsy in advanced maternal age.
What are the cost per live birth and the incremental cost of preventing a miscarriage with preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) by polar body biopsy and array-based comprehensive genome […]» Read more
To assess the association of fetal movement counting with perinatal mortality.Electronic databases (ie, MEDLINE, ClinicalTrials.gov, ScienceDirect, the Cochrane Library at the CENTRAL Register of Controlled Trials) were searched from inception […]» Read more
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To describe delivery-related severe maternal morbidity and mortality among indigenous women compared with non-Hispanic white (white) women, distinguishing rural and urban residents.We used 2012-2015 maternal hospital discharge data from the […]» Read more
To examine within-hospital racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity rates and determine whether they are associated with differences in types of medical insurance.We conducted a population-based, cross-sectional study […]» Read more
To quantify the reported prevalence and trend of maternal hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the United States (2009-2017) and identify maternal characteristics and obstetric outcomes associated with HCV infection […]» Read more
The maternal mortality rate in Japan is estimated to be around four in 100,000 births1 , similar to that of other developed countries. In 2010, the Japan Association of Obstetricians […]» Read more
In this issue of BJOG, Goldenberg and McClure underscore some of the problems with assigning causes of death to stillbirths and neonatal deaths in low resource settings (BJOG XX). They […]» Read more
Selvaratnam et al describe a retrospective cohort study, which demonstrated that public reporting of an indicator of screening performance for term fetal growth restriction (FGR) was associated with an accelerated […]» Read more
Prospective Evaluation of Maternal Sleep Position Through 30 Weeks of Gestation and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes.
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In recent years there has been a growing trend for physician groups to develop guidelines to establish levels of hospital care based on health care team expertise and physical resources. […]» Read more
Lifestyle information and commercial weight management groups to support maternal postnatal weight management and positive lifestyle behaviour: the SWAN feasibility randomised controlled trial.
To assess feasibility of a future randomised controlled trial (RCT) of clinical and cost-effectiveness of lifestyle information and commercial weight-management groups to support postnatal weight management to 12 months post-birth.Two-arm […]» Read more
Maternal characteristics and causes associated with refractory postpartum haemorrhage after vaginal birth: a secondary analysis of the WHO CHAMPION trial data.
To assess the maternal characteristics and causes associated with refractory postpartum haemorrhage (PPH).Secondary analysis of the WHO CHAMPION trial data.23 hospitals in 10 countries.Women from the CHAMPION trial who received […]» Read more
Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity After 4 and 6 Hours of Protracted Active Labor in Nulliparous Term Pregnancies.
To evaluate whether women with protracted active phase labor longer than 6 hours have an increased risk of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes after the implementation of new labor management […]» Read more
Does public reporting of the detection of fetal growth restriction improve clinical outcomes: a retrospective cohort study.
To assess the impact of publicly reporting a statewide fetal growth restriction (FGR) performance indicator.Retrospective cohort study from 2000 to 2017.All maternity services in Victoria, Australia.1,231,415 singleton births at ≥32 […]» Read more
While elevated second trimester maternal serum alpha fetoprotein (msAFP) has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, the utility of first trimester msAFP in predicting these outcomes is limited. Some laboratories […]» Read more
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