BJOGBritish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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Misoprostol for treatment of incomplete abortion at the regional hospital level: results from Tanzania, BJOG, 2007, 114(11): 1363-1367.
This BJOG research paper investigated the relationship between light drinking versus abstinence in pregnancy, and behavioural and cognitive outcomes in 7-year-old children.
John Thorp, deputy editor-inchief of BJOG, said: "This increase in babies who are both from a multiple pregnancy and affected by a congenital anomaly has implications for pre- and postnatal service provision.
John Thorp, BJOG Deputy-Editor-in-Chief said: "Pregnancy is a time when a woman comes into contact with healthcare workers more frequently than normal and this may play a part in certain cancers being picked up more.
Now, new research[3] published in BJOG - an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology suggests that the NHS could actually make significant cost savings by introducing ECM testing for all pregnant women at 35-37 weeks and offering antibiotics in labour accordingly.
The relationship between intrauterine growth restriction and preterm delivery: an empirical approach using data from a European case-control study BJOG 2000; 107: 750-758.
Writing in BJOG, an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, the researchers concluded: "Doseresponse relationship indicates that heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy increases the risks of all three outcomes, whereas light to moderate alcohol consumption shows no effect.
In the latest study, published in the journal BJOG, the team set out to see whether advising women to have sex during the final weeks of pregnancy could help them avoid an induction.
Prof Philip Steer, BJOG editor-in-chief, said: "Miscarriage is heart-aching for many women, especially first-time mothers.
BJOG Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Pierre Martin-Hirsch, added: "The study's strength is the length of time the women were observed.
BJOG, a journal on obstetrics and gynaecology, reports on the survey which monitored 36,821 women at a maternity unit in Middlesbrough over a 15-year period from 1990 to 2004.
It causes subcutaneous vessel vasodilatation and splanchnic bed plus coronary vessel vasoconstriction, with a resultant drop in mean arterial pressure (MAP), while stimulating myocardial conductivity and heart rate (Ajmal, BJOG 2010; 117: 118-119).