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Stillbirth risk is doubled if pregnant women sleep on their backs in third trimester

20 November 2017

New research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology suggests that the risk of stillbirth is doubled if pregnant women sleep on their backs during the third trimester. 


Children born prematurely have greater risk of developmental difficulties

11 October 2017

Babies born preterm – at any degree – have a greater risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties and these problems persist throughout school years, finds a new study published online in BJOG: An International Journal of


Over 60% of women with endometriosis go on to have multiple surgical procedures

27 September 2017

Women with endometriosis have a significantly higher risk of multiple operations, shorter time to repeat surgery and hysterectomy compared with those without the condition, reveals a large study published in BJOG: An International Journal of


BJOG release: ‘Vaginal seeding’ birth trend could do more harm than good

23 August 2017

The potential benefits of vaginal seeding do not outweigh the risks, according to a group of doctors who reviewed the available evidence published today (23 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Cardiac arrests in pregnancy associated with obstetric anaesthesia complications

27 February 2017

Nearly one in four cardiac arrests in pregnancy are associated with complications of obstetric anaesthesia, according to a new study published today (Friday 24 February) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


Nearly one in 10 British women experience painful sex

25 January 2017

Nearly one in 10 of British women are experiencing painful sex (dyspareunia), according to a new study published today (25 January) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


BJOG study looks at pregnancy complications in older women

1 September 2016

Women who give birth at a very advanced maternal age (48 years+) are at higher risk of pregnancy complications, however most can be explained by multiple pregnancy or the use of assisted conception, suggests a new study published today (1 September)


BJOG release: Ethnicity can affect fertility treatment outcomes

19 August 2016

The ethnicity of women undergoing fertility treatment such as In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) or Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) can affect live birth rates suggests a new study published today (19 Aug) in BJOG: An International Journal of


BJOG release: Short or long birth spacing creates greater preterm birth risk

13 July 2016

Women who conceive less than 11 months after giving birth have a higher chance of going into labour or being medically induced before 37 weeks of gestation. In addition, the odds of a premature birth are also increased for those who wait three years


BJOG release: Domestic violence doubles risk of preterm birth

9 March 2016

Domestic violence by a partner or ex-partner during pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight and small-for-gestational-age babies, finds a study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


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