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Repeat testing for pre-eclampsia does not lead to better outcomes for pregnant women, but a single test is still beneficial

Written by | 10 Feb 2024

A single test to speed up diagnosis of a serious disease in pregnant women does not need to be repeated, new research has found. Results from the PARROT-2… read more.

E-cigarettes may be better than nicotine patches in helping pregnant women stop smoking and in reducing the risk of low birthweight

Written by | 7 Aug 2023

Smoking in pregnancy can harm developing babies, especially their growth . Current guidelines recommend that pregnant smokers who find quitting difficult should be provided with nicotine replacements products and… read more.

Rising rates of induced labor need to be reconsidered in the context of the UK maternity services staffing crisis, study suggests

Written by | 22 May 2023

A new study suggests that increasing rates of induction of labour (IOL) of pregnant women and people in the UK, without considering the accompanying, real-world impact on staffing workloads and… read more.

Adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with inactive inflammatory bowel disease

Written by | 10 Nov 2022

Inflammatory bowel disease is a risk factor for giving birth preterm even when in apparent disease remission, a University of Gothenburg study shows. If corroborated, the results may… read more.

Nifedipine effective for stabilizing blood pressure during induction of labor in women with preeclampsia

Written by | 4 Nov 2022

Pregnant women with severe preeclampsia taking a daily dose of blood pressure lowering nifedipine as labor is induced have achieved better blood pressure control during labor and were… read more.

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