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OBJECTIVE To compare infant outcomes between mothers with hypertension treated by beta-blockers alone and by methyldopa alone during pregnancy. DESIGN Historical cohort study. SETTING Saskatchewan, Canada. POPULATION Women who delivered a singleton birth in Saskatchewan during the periods from 1 January 1980 to 30 June 1987 or from 1 January 1990 to(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of prenatal and postnatal family support on the association between infant sex and postpartum depression (PPD). DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Pregnant women seen at Hunan Maternal and Infant Hospital, the First Affiliated and the Third Affiliated Hospitals of the Central South University in Changsha, Hunan,(More)
OBJECTIVE:Prenatal folic acid supplementation or maternal folate sufficiency may protect the offspring from obesity and insulin resistance. This study aims to summarize the findings of association between prenatal folic acid supplementation/maternal folate sufficiency and obesity/insulin resistance in the offspring.METHODS:Twelve databases were searched for(More)
Preventing influenza-like illness (ILI) during pregnancy with antiviral medication use (AVMU) can mitigate serious health risks to mother and foetus. We report on AVMU in pregnant women in Ontario, Canada, and describe characteristics of AVMU during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic. Rates and risk estimates of AVMU were compared across multiple categories and(More)
Preeclampsia (PE) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are two of the most common medical complications of pregnancy, with risks for both mother and child. Like many other antepartum complications, PE and GDM occur only in pregnancy. However, it is not clear if pregnancy itself is the cause of these complications or it these conditions are caused by(More)
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