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BJOG release: Pregnant women with high/low BMI at higher risk of maternal complications, hospital admissions and increased costs

18 September 2013

Pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) that is too high or too low are more likely to have maternal complications, require additional hospital care and incur higher medical costs, according to a new study published today in BJOG: An


BJOG release: Low-risk obese women, who have previously given birth, may have fewer complications than previously thought

11 September 2013

In straightforward low-risk pregnancies, obese women who have previously had at least one baby are less likely to experience obstetric complications during labour and birth than low-risk first-time mothers, suggests a new study published today in


BJOG release: Pre-pregnancy alcohol consumption affects alcohol use among pregnant women, suggests new study

17 July 2013

Most women who consume alcohol pre-pregnancy will continue to consume alcohol throughout their pregnancy even when healthcare guidelines promote abstinence, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and


BJOG release: Induction of labour may reduce the risk of caesarean sections, suggests new study

3 July 2013

Women at high-risk of caesarean section may benefit from elective induction of labour, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


BJOG release: Younger mothers and older mothers are at a higher risk of adverse delivery outcomes, suggests new study

12 June 2013

Younger mothers are at a higher risk of preterm birth while older mothers are more likely to have a caesarean section, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  


BJOG release: Women with unintended pregnancy are more likely to suffer from postpartum depression, suggests new study

8 May 2013

Women with unintended pregnancy are four times more likely to suffer from postpartum depression at twelve months postpartum, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  


BJOG release: Women who conceive with assisted reproduction are more likely to experience psychological trauma after miscarriage

1 May 2013

Subfertile women who conceive through assisted reproduction are more likely to experience a greater traumatic impact following early pregnancy loss compared with women who conceive naturally, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An


BJOG release: New study suggests light drinking during pregnancy is not linked to developmental problems in childhood

17 April 2013

Light drinking during pregnancy is not linked to adverse behavioural or cognitive outcomes in childhood, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


BJOG release: Overweight and obese women at higher risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes, says new study

27 March 2013

Overweight and obese women are more likely to require specialist medical care during their pregnancy due to the increased risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of


BJOG release: New study suggests demographic factors can predict which women are at an increased risk of operative births

20 March 2013

Independent maternal demographic factors such as social status, ethnicity and maternal age can predict the likelihood of operative births in the UK, according a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and


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