Search Resources (English): Pregnancy complications

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Preterm birth

Examines current rates and temporal trends of preterm birth in Canada. Presents some international comparisons. Highlights current understanding of the etiology of preterm birth and the limitations of preterm birth data.

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Published: 1999
Birth rights: new approaches to safe motherhood

Outlines the causes of high maternal mortality rates in areas of the world and suggests political and socioeconomic causes.

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Published: 2001
Sick of morning sickness?
Describes the services of the Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Helpline, a service which offers care advice to those suffering from NVP. Also provides additional information on NVP. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: state of the art 2000
Provides information on various topics including psychosocial aspects of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), the etiology of morning sickness, NVP and pregnancy outcome, managing NVP, and an international consensus on pharmacological treatments. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Prevention of early-onset Group B (GBS) infection in the newborn: systematic review and recommendations
Provides a systematic review and recommendations on the prevention of early-onset Group B streptococcal (GBS) infection in the newborn. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Beyond the numbers: reviewing maternal deaths and complications to make pregnancy safer
Presents strategies and approaches to review not only the levels of maternal mortality, but also to examine why it happens and what can be done to prevent them from happening. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Sex, Gender and Influenza

The World Health Organization (WHO) has addressed infectious diseases around the globe, with consideration of the impact of sex and gender on chronic infectious diseases, including HIV and tuberculosis.  Sex and gender have an impact on people’s vulnerability to influenza, as well as the course and outcome of infection and vaccination. The impact of sex and gender on the outcome of infection is influenced by a number of global, social and biological factors.

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Published: July 2010
Couples and smoking: what you need to know when you are pregnant

A self-help booklet for pregnant women who smoke. Shows how routines, habits, and ways of interacting in relationships influence smoking. Understanding how smoking is influenced by others and everyday routines, is an important first step in changing smoking behaviours.


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Published: 2008
Our stillbirth

This article is the story of a family's experience with stillbirth. Describes their loss, grief and acceptance. A list of some things you can do when a newborn passes that may help to move through the loss. 

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Published: 1987