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

Increased risk of severe maternal complications for IVF pregnancies

An analysis of the data from the Epimoms study conducted in 6 French regions shows that the risk of severe maternal morbidity is higher in women with IVF pregnancies, after taking into account their other characteristics. This excess risk is significant regardless of the type of IVF but seems higher for IVF with oocyte donation than for autologous

Better statistics for better health for pregnant women and babies in Europe in 2015

New European Perinatal Health Report released by the Euro-Peristat project   The European Perinatal Health Report is the fourth report produced by the Euro-Peristat collaboration. To produce the report, over 100 participating members in all the current EU member states and Iceland, Norway and Switzerland contributed data from their

New national growth charts are available in France

  Inserm researchers from the EPOPé and ORCHAD teams have developed new growth charts for weight, height, body mass index and head circumference, for girls and boys. They were obtained from approximately 5,000,000 recent measurements of children aged 0 to 18, whereas the previous charts were based on a few hundred children born in the