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Depression in both expectant mothers and fathers increases the risk of premature birth, finds a study published in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

A team of BJOG Editors are delighted to be attending a number of conferences worldwide in 2016.  

Mothers who smoke are putting more than their own health at risk, suggests a study published today in BJOG. Young men whose mothers smoked during pregnancy had lower aerobic fitness compared to those whose mothers did not.

Editor-in-Chief, Professor Khalid Khan, and a team of BJOG Editors are delighted to be attending the FIGO 2015 World Congress. Details of how to get involved with BJOG at this congress can be found below.

thumbnail image: New studies show no long term effects of antidepressant use during pregnancy, but risk of significant blood loss during childbirth is increased

The use of antidepressants during pregnancy has no long term neurodevelopmental or behavioural effects on the child, however they may be associated with an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage, suggests the findings from three studies published in BJOG. 

Chlamydia screening for all pregnant women aged between 16 and 25 is cost-effective, finds an Australian study published  in BJOG.

Seven million women a year in the developing world are treated in healthcare facilities for complications following unsafe termination of pregnancy, finds a study published BJOG.

thumbnail image: Help @BJOGTweets reach 5000 followers

At BJOG we use Twitter to update our followers on the findings from all our latest papers, highlight all the extra content we offer readers, run Twitter journal clubs and engage with our readers. 

The relative risks of a baby dying or suffering complications after a vaginal breech delivery are higher than in planned caesarean section, however, the absolute risks are low, suggests a study published in BJOG.

On National Pre-eclampsia Awareness day BJOG publishes a study that may help identify women who need closer monitoring for pre-eclampsia. 

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