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Immigration and perinatal risk  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no2EN.pdf

Investigates factors associated with the immigrant experience that may increase vulnerability to health risks during the perinatal period of pregnancy.

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Published: 2001
Positively pregnant: prevention of mother-to-child-transmission in the age of HAART  
http://www.bcpwa.org/articles/issue_36_24-25_positively_pregnant.pdf
Looks at treatment and support for HIV-positive pregnant women and prevention of vertical transmission. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Paroxetine (Paxil) and congenital malformations  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/rapidpdf/cmaj.051421v1?etoc
Warns that paroxetine (Paxil) may increase the risk of major congenital malformations. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Women and epilepsy: the developing baby  
http://www.epilepsytoronto.org/baby.html
Addresses concerns regarding pregnancy and fetal development and epileptic women. (See Details)
Association of low intake of milk and vitamin D during pregnancy with decreased birth weight  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/174/9/1273
Argues that milk and vitamin D intakes during pregnancy are each associated with infant birth weight, independently of other risk factors. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Perinatal outcome of singletons and twins after assisted conception: a systematic review of controlled studies   
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/reprint/bmj.37957.560278.EEv1
Compares the perinatal outcome of singleton and twin pregnancies between natural and assisted conceptions. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Effect of neighbourhood income and maternal education on birth outcomes: a population-based study  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/174/10/1415
Studies the extent to which associations between adverse birth outcomes and socio-economic status can be identified using individual-level measures (maternal level of education) and community-level measures (neighbourhood income). (See Details)
Published: 2006
Canadian perinatal health report 2003  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cphr-rspc03/index.html
Presents information on 27 perinatal health indicators for which national data exists, grouped as indicators of health determinants (behaviours and practices, and health services) and indicators of outcomes (maternal, fetal, and infant health). (See Details)
Published: 2004
Physical abuse during pregnancy  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/rhs-ssg/factshts/abuseprg_e.html
Presents information on the frequency, risk factors and clinical outcomes of physical abuse during pregnancy. (See Details)
Published: 2004
"Throwing the dice": pregnancy decision-making among HIV-positive women in four U.S. cities  
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/3610604.html
Finds that HIV-positive and at-risk women of childbearing age may benefit from counseling interventions sensitive to factors that influence infected women's pregnancy decisions. (See Details)
Published: 2004