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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

Enquête Nationale Périnatale 2016 : les 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.La dernière Enquête Nationale Périnatale a eu lieu en mars 2016 dans l'ensemble des 517 maternités françaises : 14 142 naissances ont été incluses,

Maternal mortality in France: the decline in deaths from haemorrhage is confirmed but social and territorial inequalities remain

These results are made public through the Triennial Report of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (ENCMM) coordinated by the Inserm EPOPé team, "Maternal deaths in France: better understanding for better prevention". For the period 2010-2012, 256 maternal deaths were identified, representing 85 women who died a year in France from a

Survival improvement for very preterm children

For preterm children born at 22 to 34 weeks’ gestation, rates of survival and survival without severe or moderate neuromotor or sensory disabilities have increased during the past two decades, but these children remain at high risk of developmental delay. Abstract Objectives: To describe neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years corrected age for

Lateral asymmetric decubitus position does not facilitate rotation of fetal head in occiput posterior position during labor

Various maternal postures can be performed from the beginning of labor in case of fetal occiput posterior position. A randomized controlled trial (EVADELA) showed that lateral asymmetric decubitus posture did not facilitate rotation of fetal head. Abstract: Background: Fetal occiput posterior (OP) positions are associated with poorer maternal

About 40% of very preterm babies in Europe do not receive a package of four simple effective care measures specially designed for them

If all of the four measures were applied (delivery in a maternity unit with appropriate level of neonatal care; administration of antenatal corticosteroids; hypothermia prevention; and surfactant within 2 hours of birth or early CPAP if birth before 28 weeks), there would be a 18% reduction in mortality before discharge, without any increase of

Perineum: a better reporting of severe tears and assessment of very restrictive policy of episiotomies

The rates of severe perineal tears and episiotomies have been proposed as indicators of obstetrical quality of care and as indicators of implementation of evidence-based medicine. However there are wide variations in the rates of both indicators in European countries and a negative correlation is observed between these rates. Our results suggest