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10 April 2024

Safety unveiled: COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and the reassuring truth about its impact on the risk of preterm birth

Amid the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, concerns about the safety and efficacy of vaccination during pregnancy, specifically in relation to preterm birth, took centre stage. A systematic review comprising...
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18 March 2024

The fasting month of Ramadan: Does intermittent fasting of pregnant women influence the risk for preterm birth?

Fasting during Ramadan is a valuable experience for Muslims all over the world. Even though it is not compulsory for pregnant women to participate in fasting, many choose to do...
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06 March 2024

Are preterm born adults more optimistic or pessimistic? Exploring the long-term effects of preterm birth in adulthood

Optimistic people not only have a more positive outlook on life but also benefit from better health. They have better physical and mental health, recover faster from illness, and live...
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13 February 2024

Examining the most common risk factors for preterm birth (PTB): Can artificial intelligence predict PTB?

For healthcare professionals, it can be difficult to assess the risk of PTB because risk factors can vary from one woman to another. Women who have already been pregnant (parous...
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30 January 2024

Mother-Newborn Couplet Care: Recommendations to implement and improve coupled care from Nordic practice

As preterm newborns and mothers have different medical needs, they are usually treated on different wards. However, the concept of mother-newborn coupled care breaks with that tradition and instead keeps...
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16 January 2024

Exploring the difference in life satisfaction of parents with term born and preterm infants

Preterm birth is associated with higher morbidity and mortality of the newborn and possible developmental delay. Parents of preterm children experience increased levels of stress, not only in the period...
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19 December 2023

Predicting the neurodevelopment of preterm born children: Is a low Apgar score associated with impaired development?

The Apgar score is a tool to quickly evaluate a newborn’s health status right after birth. It helps healthcare professionals to quickly make treatment decicions for the infant only minutes...
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12 December 2023

Good practice recommendations for term and preterm infants: A call for global cooperation

Worldwide, about 2.4 million neonatal deaths are reported annually, even though two-thirds of these infant deaths are preventable. Therefore, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) published a guidline...
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24 November 2023

Research priorities for care of preterm or low birth-weight infants: Health policy

The outcomes of preterm birth remain concerning in many countries: Approximately 11% of infants worldwide are born preterm, and preterm birth complications are still the leading cause of death among...
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10 November 2023

Examining the positive effects of family involvement at the neonatal intensive care unit for newborns and their parents

The stay in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) demands a lot from new parents. The physical and emotional separation between the newborn and their parents often creates feelings of...
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