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12:00 AM EST December 20, 2013

Exposure to modified images of female genitalia changes women’s perceptions of what is considered normal and desirable, suggests study

Women’s perceptions of what is considered normal and desirable female genitalia may be influenced by exposure to modified images, suggests a new study published today (20 December) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

12:00 AM EDT September 18, 2013

Pregnant women with high or low BMI are at higher risk of maternal complications, hospital admissions and increased health service costs, suggests new study

Pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) that is too high or too low are more likely to have maternal complications, require additional hospital care and incur higher medical costs, according to a new study published today (18 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

7:00 PM EDT June 11, 2013

Younger mothers and older mothers are at a higher risk of adverse delivery outcomes, suggests new study

Younger mothers are at a higher risk of preterm birth while older mothers are more likely to have a caesarean section, suggests a new study published today (12 June) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

7:00 PM EDT May 07, 2013

Women with unintended pregnancy are more likely to suffer from postpartum depression, suggests new study

Women with unintended pregnancy are four times more likely to suffer from postpartum depression at twelve months postpartum, suggests a new study published today (8 May) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

7:00 PM EDT April 30, 2013

Women who conceive with assisted reproduction are more likely to experience psychological trauma after miscarriage

Subfertile women who conceive through assisted reproduction are more likely to experience a greater traumatic impact following early pregnancy loss compared with women who conceive naturally, suggests a new study published today (1 May) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

7:00 PM EDT April 16, 2013

New study suggests light drinking during pregnancy is not linked to developmental problems in childhood

Light drinking during pregnancy is not linked to adverse behavioural or cognitive outcomes in childhood, suggests a new study published today (17 April) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

8:00 PM EDT March 26, 2013

Overweight and obese women at higher risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes, says new study

Overweight and obese women are more likely to require specialist medical care during their pregnancy due to the increased risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes, finds a new study published today (27 March) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

March 20, 2013

New study suggests social status, ethnicity and maternal age can predict which women are at an increased risk of operative births in the UK

Independent maternal demographic factors such as social status, ethnicity and maternal age can predict the likelihood of operative births in the UK, according to a new study published today (20 March) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

7:00 PM EST February 26, 2013

The majority of first-time mothers wait until after 6 weeks before resuming sex following childbirth, suggests new research

Most first-time mothers wait until after 6 weeks postpartum to resume vaginal sex following childbirth and women who have an operative vaginal birth, caesarean section, perineal tear or episiotomy appear to wait longer, suggests a new study published today (27 February) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

7:00 PM EST February 05, 2013

New study finds that the number of multiple births affected by congenital anomalies has doubled in the last 30 years

The number of congenital anomalies, or birth defects arising from multiple births has almost doubled since the 1980s, suggests a new study published today (6 February) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

7:00 PM EST January 29, 2013

Women who experience hyperemesis gravidarum in the second trimester are much more likely to suffer placental complications, finds new study

Pregnancies complicated by hyperemesis gravidarum in the second trimester of pregnancy are at a much higher risk of associated placental dysfunction disorders such as placental abruption and small for gestational age babies (SGA), finds a new study published today (30 January) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

7:00 PM EST January 22, 2013

New study finds that postpartum haemorrhage during a first pregnancy does not affect future pregnancies

First pregnancies complicated by postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) have no detrimental effect on future fertility but women who have caesarean sections at the time of PPH are less likely to conceive again, finds a new study published today (23 January) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

7:00 PM EDT October 09, 2012

FGM significantly reduces sexual quality of life, suggests new study

Women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) have a significantly lower sexual quality of life finds a new study published today (10 October) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

12:00 AM EDT September 05, 2012

Rate of women with pregnancy-associated cancer on the increase

The rate of pregnancy-associated cancer is increasing and is only partially explained by the rise in older mothers suggests new research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

September 21, 2011

Infant Mortality Linked To Subsequent Risk of Stillbirth Finds New US Study

Women whose first pregnancy ended in infant death are significantly more likely to have a subsequent stillbirth finds new research published today (21 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

 

August 24, 2011

Women seek labial reduction surgery for cosmetic reasons

Women with normal sized labia minora still seek labial reduction surgery for cosmetic reasons finds new research published today (24 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

July 27, 2011

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Linked To Smaller Birth Weight And Shorter Gestation

Women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to have smaller babies and deliver prematurely, suggests new research from the University of Michigan, published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.