Monday, May 14, 2012

Letter published today in the British Medical Journal, titled, 'Elective caesarean has also been shown to reduce stillbirth risk'', in response to Scottish research published last week, which provided information about reducing the risk of stillbirth.

This coincides with other important news about new research about to get underway in Cambridge, led by Professor Smith. The Pregnancy Outcome Prediction Study (POPS), which aims to involve 4,500 women who, as "well as their routine ultrasound scans at 12 and 20 weeks, [they will] have blood tests, and additional research scans at 28 and 36 weeks, and when they give birth a sample of the placenta is kept and stored. Combining all this information will, Professor Smith believes, provide a clearer picture of how best to identify women at increased risk of stillbirth."

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