Maternal and foetal activin A levels: associations with normal and abnormal labour.

  title={Maternal and foetal activin A levels: associations with normal and abnormal labour.},
  author={Michal Elisabeth Schneider-Kolsky and S Tong and Euan M Wallace},
  volume={23 7},
In pregnancy the feto-placental unit is the major source of activin A. However, the role(s) of activin A in late pregnancy remain uncertain and controversial. In particular, whether activin A levels alter in association with labour is unclear. In a cross-sectional cohort study, maternal serum samples were collected from women at term prior to elective Caesarean section (n=11), during labour prior to a spontaneous vaginal delivery (n=31), an instrumental vaginal delivery (n=16) or an emergent… CONTINUE READING


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