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Research

On this page you will find links to (hopefully) all the research documents referred to on this site. Please do let me know if I’ve forgotten one!

Research Studies:

Antenatal Health Statistics

Better Births – The National Maternity Review

BMI and Pregnancy Outcomes

Factors promoting or inhibiting normal birth

Samantha J. Prosser, Adrian G. Barnett and Yvette D. Miller 2018

Effect of Body Mass Index on pregnancy outcomes in nulliparous women delivering singleton babies

Sohinee Bhattacharya, Doris M Campbell, William A Liston and Siladitya Bhattacharya 2007

Gestational weight gain and adiposity, fat distribution, metabolic profile, and blood pressure in offspring: the IDEFICS project.

Dello Russo M, Ahrens W, De Vriendt T, Marild S, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Reeske A, Veidebaum T, Kourides YA, Barba G, Siani A. 2013

Body Image

Assessment of body image dissatisfaction in obese women: specificity, severity, and clinical significance

D B Sarwer, T A Wadden, G D Foster 1998

Breastfeeding

Baby friendly hospital practices: cesarean section is a persistent barrier to early initiation of breastfeeding.

Rowe-Murray HJ, Fisher JR 2002

Childhood Obesity

Factors predicting severe childhood obesity in kindergarteners

G Flores and H Lin 2013

Gestational weight gain and adiposity, fat distribution, metabolic profile, and blood pressure in offspring: the IDEFICS project.

Dello Russo M, Ahrens W, De Vriendt T, Marild S, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Reeske A, Veidebaum T, Kourides YA, Barba G, Siani A. 2013

Cesarean Birth

Baby friendly hospital practices: cesarean section is a persistent barrier to early initiation of breastfeeding.

Rowe-Murray HJ, Fisher JR 2002

Diet and Nutrition

Fertility

Labour Progression

Macrosomia (Big Babies)

Fetal macrosomia–a continuing obstetric challenge.

Heiskanen N, Raatikainen K, Heinonen S. 2006

Management of large-for-gestational-age pregnancy in non-diabetic women

San San Aye, Veronica Miller, Saloni Saxena, Dr Mohamad Farhan, 2011

Obesity Statistics

Pain Management in Labour

Scans

Effect of maternal obesity on the ultrasound detection of anomalous fetuses.

Dashe JS, McIntire DD, Twickler DM. 2009

Sleep During Pregnancy

Association between maternal sleep practices and risk of late stillbirth: a case-control study

Tomasina Stacey, John M D Thompson, Ed A Mitchell, Alec J Ekeroma, Jane M Zuccollo, Lesley M E McCowan 2011

Going to sleep in the supine position is a modifiable risk factor for late pregnancy stillbirth; Findings from the New Zealand multicentre stillbirth case-control study

Lesley M. E. McCowan, John M. D. Thompson, Robin S. Cronin, Minglan Li, Tomasina Stacey, Peter R. Stone, Beverley A. Lawton, Alec J. Ekeroma, Edwin A. Mitchell 2017

Water Birth

Influence of head-out water immersion on plasma renin activity, aldosterone, vasopressin and blood pressure in late pregnancy toxaemia.

Kokot F, Ulman J, Cekański A. 1983

Weight Gain During Pregnancy