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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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    Eating Disorders and Breastfeeding

    Whilst the severity of eating disorders (EDs) can decrease during pregnancy, EDs may still affect the early mother-child feeding patterns and relationships.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:274
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    Psychotropic drug use during pregnancy in the US

    Approximately 10% of privately-insured women in the US are given some form of psychotropic drug during their pregnancy.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:242
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