Pierre Delvoye

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A group of women with unknown last menstrual period was studied representing 16% of a total of 22 404 pregnant women recorded using a common perinatal form. Unknown menstrual period is associated with high rates of low birth weight and with low socioeconomic and sociodemographic status. Such characteristics are also associated with a high rate of preterm(More)
Globally, maternal and child health faces diverse challenges depending on the status of the development of the country. Some countries have introduced or explored preconception care for various reasons. Falling birth rates and increasing knowledge about risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes led to the introduction of preconception care in Hong Kong in(More)
Basal serum-prolactin concentrations were high until 15 months post partum in nursing mothers in Central Africa (Lwiro). They were significantly lower in menstruating than in amenorrhoeic nursing mothers. These results support the hypothesis that prolactin is involved in the long-lasting amenorrhoea which occurs in regions where breast-feeding is prolonged(More)
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