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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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    Seeking skilled birth attendants in Kenya

    A number of significant barriers need to be broken down to ensure rural Kenyan women do not only seek skilled birth care when serious conplications arise

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:311
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