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Increased risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes in women with a severe antepartum morbid event

A context of severe maternal complications before labor and delivery is associated with a 10-fold increase in prematurity and neonatal mortality rates, according to the EPIMOMS study. For women, the rates of general anesthesia and emergency cesarean, which are in themselves risky interventions, are also significantly increased. These results

Post-traumatic stress disorder occurs in about one out of twenty women two months after vaginal delivery near or at term.

An analysis of data from the TRAAP study highlights that symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occur in about one out of twenty women two months after vaginal delivery near or at term. The risk is higher in the presence of vulnerability factors (migrant status and psychiatric history) but also in case of obstetric events such as labor

A rise in births following contraceptive failure in France between 2010 and 2016

The increase in failure rates of user dependent short acting contraceptives may be explained by shifts in contraceptive behaviors in France following the pill scare in 2012.The increase in failure rates of user dependent short acting contraceptives may be explained by shifts in contraceptive behaviors in France following the pill scare in 2012.The

Next National Perinatal Survey in March 2021

For almost 30 years, National Perinatal Surveys (ENP) have been carried out regularly at the request of the Ministry of Health. They provide data on the health status of mothers and newborns, medical practices during pregnancy and childbirth, and the demographic and social characteristics of women and families. They make it possible to describe

Increasing breast milk feeding rates at discharge among preterm infants

Breast milk feeding rates at discharge increased between 1997 and 2011 (Epipage-1 and -2 cohort studiesy) among very preterm infants (<32 weeks’ gestation) from 19 to 47%, and among moderate preterm infants (32-34 weeks) from 30 to 59%. However, rates of breast milk feeding varied widely among neonatal units, partly explained by practices

Publication du 6e Rapport de l’Enquête nationale confidentielle sur les morts maternelles (ENCMM) 2013-2015

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Une femme meurt tous les 4 jours en France d’une cause liée à la grossesse ou ses suites. Les maladies cardiovasculaires et les suicides deviennent

Women with twin pregnancy obtained after oocyte donation are at greatly increased risk of severe maternal morbidity

Women with twin pregnancies after medically assisted reproduction (MAR) had an overall risk of serious maternal complications 30% higher compared with women with natural twin pregnancies, and this association varied according to the MAR procedure; the risk was increased by 50% with IVF using autologous oocytes and by 170% with oocyte

Evaluation des maisons de naissance en France : premiers résultats

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Des maisons de naissance ont été ouvertes en France depuis décembre 2015, et à titre expérimental, alors qu’elles sont implantées depuis longtemps

Very low influenza vaccine coverage in pregnant women in France

The National Perinatal Survey based on a representative sample of women who gave birth in France in 2016 (N = 11 000) shows that 7.4% of women were vaccinated against seasonal influenza, whereas this vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women. Two reasons explain this very low rate: 1) only 25% of women said that they had been offered

Increased risk of severe acute maternal morbidity after cesarean delivery, especially for women aged 35 and over

According to the EPIMOMS study, the risk of severe maternal morbidity (mostly severe hemorrhage) is higher with caesarean delivery than with vaginal delivery. This increased risk is particularly marked in women aged 35 and over, and concerns caesarean before and during labour. Article Risk of severe maternal morbidity associated with cesarean