Section Editors

  • Cecily M Begley, Trinity College Dublin
  • Matthias Borchert, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Alexander Heazell, University of Manchester
  • Robert W Powers, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ndola Prata, University of California, Berkeley
  • Christine Roberts, The Kolling Institute of Medical Research
  • Jos van Roosmalen, VU University Medical Center

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  • Peter O'Donovan, BioMed Central

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    Predicting uterine dehiscence

    Using ultrasound measurements of a cesarean scar could allow us to predict whether the scar will bleed or rupture during the following pregnancy

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:365
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    Dealing with distress

    New mothers express the need for support to deal with different kinds of postnatal distress, including those that are experienced after a traumatic birth, and with relation to breastfeeding,

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:359
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    Maternity care for immigrants

    Australian maternity and early childhood services have a limited capacity to identify, and tailor their responses to, Afghan immigrant families, which contributes to an inequality in health outcomes.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:348
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    More sleep equals more gestation?

    Short sleep duration of less than 6 hours during early pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of preterm birth, when compared to between 7 and 8 of sleep a night

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:337
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    SSRI's and congenital heart defects

    The use of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) in the first trimester was found to be associated with an increased risk of children developing severe congenital heart defects in a large Danish cohort.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:333

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