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BJOG release: Depression of either parent linked to premature birth

20 January 2016

Depression in both expectant mothers and fathers increases the risk of premature birth, finds a study published in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


BJOG release: Smoking in pregnancy “affects boys’ fitness in later life”

9 December 2015

Mothers who smoke are putting more than their own health at risk, suggests a study published today in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). Young men whose mothers smoked during pregnancy had lower aerobic fitness


BJOG release: No long term effects of antidepressant use during pregnancy

16 September 2015

The use of antidepressants during pregnancy has no long term neurodevelopmental or behavioural effects on the child, however they may be associated with an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage, suggests the findings from three studies published


BJOG release: Chlamydia screening for pregnant women is cost-effective

26 August 2015

Chlamydia screening for all pregnant women aged between 16 and 25 is cost-effective, finds an Australian study published today (26 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


BJOG release: The global cost of unsafe abortion

21 August 2015

Seven million women a year in the developing world are treated in healthcare facilities for complications following unsafe abortion, finds a study published today (19 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (BJOG).


BJOG release: Caesarean birth ‘safest’ for breech delivery

29 July 2015

The relative risks of a baby dying or suffering complications after a vaginal breech delivery are higher than in planned caesarean section, however, the absolute risks are low, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal


BJOG release: Serum biomarkers can predict women at risk of pre-eclampsia

22 July 2015

Levels of biomarkers in the blood of pregnant women can be used to predict which women are at risk of pre-eclampsia, finds a study published today (22 July) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). ADMA and


BJOG release: Moderate exercise helps prevent gestational diabetes

3 June 2015

Women who exercise during pregnancy are less likely to have gestational diabetes, and the exercise also helps to reduce maternal weight gain, finds a study published today in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Study suggests proactive labour induction can improve perinatal outcomes

18 February 2015

A proactive labour induction practice once women are full term can improve perinatal outcomes suggests a new Danish study, published today (18 February) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


Link found between pain during or after sexual intercourse and mode of delivery

21 January 2015

Operative birth is associated with persisting pain during or after sexual intercourse, known as dyspareunia, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


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