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OBJECTIVE To determine whether the apparent additional and exceptional stresses associated with bearing and parenting twins affect the emotional wellbeing of mothers. SETTING Great Britain, 1970-5. DESIGN Cohort study of 13,135 children born between 4 April and 11 April 1970. Mothers of all children, both singletons and twins, were interviewed by health(More)
In order to distinguish between a maternal, fetal or maternal and fetal genetic predisposition towards severe pre-eclampsia, the first pregnancies of 158 mothers and 160 mothers-in-law of pre-eclamptic women and of matched controls were analysed. Fourteen per cent of mothers of pre-eclamptics were found to have had severe pre-eclampsia, confirming previous(More)
A total population of pregnant women from Aberdeen City District 1967-1978 has been studied. There were 29 851 pregnancies and 6637 women had a first recorded pregnancy between 1967 and 1978 and had two or more pregnancy events. As expected the incidence of pre-eclampsia in a second pregnancy was less than that in a first pregnancy, but it was dependent on(More)
OBJECTIVES To confirm the increased incidence of preeclampsia in twin pregnancy and to determine the relationship to zygosity and placentation; to consider the perinatal outcome of twin pregnancies in this condition. METHODS Retrospective study of all twin pregnancies (n = 2473) identified from the Aberdeen Maternity and Neonatal Databank to women(More)
The overall rate of cerebral palsy excluding post-neonatal cases, has remained relatively constant, varying between 1.93 and 2.27 per 1000 births over the 20-year period between 1969 and 1988 in Avon. The rate of the subgroup of spastic cerebral palsy varied from 1.40 to 1.78 per 1000 births over the same time period. In singletons the corresponding figures(More)