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Contraception, An International Reproductive Health Journal  ARHP’s official journal provides a medium for the rapid communication of advances and new knowledge in all areas of contraception and reproductive health. Peer-reviewed journal articles published within the …

Contraception, An International Reproductive Health Journal 
ARHP’s official journal provides a medium for the rapid communication of advances and new knowledge in all areas of contraception and reproductive health.

Peer-reviewed journal articles published within the last six months are listed here, linked from relevant news stories when appropriate. To learn more on how to best read and interpret the findings from clinical research, see In Brief: Interpreting Research Studies from the Guttmacher Institute.

Agboado G, Michel E, Jackson E, Verma A. Factors associated with breastfeeding cessation in nursing mothers in a peer support programme in Eastern LancashireBMC Pediatr. 2010 Jan 27; 10(1):3.

Alwan NA, Greenwood DC, Simpson NA, et al. The relationship between dietary supplement use in late pregnancy and birth outcomes: a cohort study in British women. BJOG. 2010 Mar 29.

Alwan S, Reefhuis J, Botto LD, et al. Maternal use of bupropion and risk for congenital heart defects. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Apr 22.

Alfirevic Z, Stampalija T, Gyte GM. Fetal and umbilical Doppler ultrasound in high-risk pregnanciesCochrane Databse Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20; (1):CD007529.

ANZIC Influenza Investigators and Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System. Critical illness due to 2009 A/H1N1 influenza in pregnant and postpartum women: population based cohort studyBMJ. 2010 Mar 18; 340:c1279.

Artal R, Lockwood CJ, Brown HL. Weight gain recommendations in pregnancy and the obesity epidemicObstet Gynecol. 2010 Jan; 115(1):152-5.

Aruda MM, Waddicor K, Frese L, et al. Early pregnancy in adolescents: diagnosis, assessment, options counseling, and referralJ Pediatr Health Care. 2010 Jan-Feb; 24(1):4-13.

Ayhan Y, Abazyan B, Nomura J, et al. Differential effects of prenatal and postnatal expressions of mutant human DISC1 on neurobehavioral phenotypes in transgenic mice: evidence for neurodevelopmental origin of major psychiatric disordersMol Psychiatry. 2010 Jan 5.

Bajpai R, Chen DA, Rada-Iglesias A, et al. CHD7 cooperates with PBAF to control multipotent neural crest formationNature. 2010 Feb 3.

Bakker JJH,Verhoeven CJM, Janssen PF, et al. Outcomes after Internal versus External Tocodynamometry for Monitoring LaborNEJM. 2010 Jan 28; 362(4):306-13.

Barakat R, Ruiz JR, Stirling JR, et al. Type of delivery is not affected by light resistance and toning exercise training during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trialAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec; 201(6):590.e1-6.

Bartick M, Reinhold A. The Burden of Suboptimal Breastfeeding in the United States: A Pediatric Cost AnalysisPediatrics. 2010 Apr 5.

Belfort MA, Clark SL, Saade GR, et al. Hospital readmission after delivery: evidence for an increased incidence of nonurogenital infection in the immediate postpartum periodAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jan; 202(1): 35.e1-35.e7.

Benachour N, Aris A. Toxic effects of low doses of Bisphenol-A on human placental cells. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2009 Dec 15;241(3):322-8.

Bennett W, Gilson MM, Jamshidi, R, et al. Impact of bariatric surgery on hypertensive disorders in pregnancy: retrospective analysis of insurance claims dataBMJ. 2010 Apr 13.

Biggio JR Jr, Chapman V, Neely C, et al. Fetal anomalies in obese women: the contribution of diabetesObstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb; 115(2 Pt 1):290-6.

Blum J, Winikoff B, Raghavan S, et al. Treatment of post-partum haemorrhage with sublingual misoprostol versus oxytocin in women receiving prophylactic oxytocin: a double-blind, randomised, non-inferiority trialLancet. 2010 Jan 7.

Boyd HA, Poulsen G, Wohlfahrt J, et al. Maternal contributions to preterm deliveryAm J Epidemiol. 2009 Dec 1; 170(11):1358-64.

Bromer JG, Zhou Y, Taylor MB, et al. Bisphenol-A exposure in utero leads to epigenetic alterations in the developmental programming of uterine estrogen responseFASEB. 2010 Feb 24.

Broussard CS, Louik C, Honein MA. Herbal use before and during pregnancyAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec 23.

Cahill AG, Tuuli M, Odibo AO, et al. Vaginal birth after caesarean for women with three or more prior caesareans: assessing safety and successBJOG. 2010 Feb 3.

Calderon-Margalit R, Qiu C, Ornoy A, et al. Risk of preterm delivery and other adverse perinatal outcomes in relation to maternal use of psychotropic medications during pregnancyAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec; 201(6):579.e1-8.

Camerer E, Barker A, Duong DN, et al. Local Protease Signaling Contributes to Neural Tube Closure in the Mouse EmbryoDevelopmental Cell. 2010 Jan 19; 18(1):25-38.

Carlo WA, Jehan I, Chomba E, et al. Newborn-Care Training and Perinatal Mortality in Developing CountriesN Engl J Med. 2010 Feb 18; 362(7):614-23.

Caughey AB, Cheng YW, Stotland NE, et al. Maternal and paternal race/ethnicity are both associated with gestational diabetes. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Apr 16.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Racial/ethnic disparities among children with diagnoses of perinatal HIV infection — 34 states, 2004-2007. MMWR. 2010 Feb 5; 59(4):97-101.

Chakladar A. Encounter with a doula: is the system failing new mothers? BMJ. 2009 Dec 1.

Chan WS, Spencer FA, Ginsberg JS. Anatomic distribution of deep vein thrombosis in pregnancy. CMAJ. 2010 Mar 29.

Checkley W, West KP Jr, Wise RA, et al. Maternal vitamin A supplementation and lung function in offspring. N Engl J Med. 2010 May 13;362(19):1784-94.

Chen L, Hu FB, Yeung E, et al. Prospective study of pre-gravid sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitusDiabetes Care. 2009 Dec; 32(12):2236-41.

Christensen H, Leach LS, Mackinnon A. Cognition in pregnancy and motherhood: prospective cohort studyBr J Psychiatry. 2010 Feb; 196(2):126-32.

Cohen G, Jeffery H, Lagercrantz H, Katz-Salamon M. Long-Term Reprogramming of Cardiovascular Function in Infants of Active SmokersHypertension. 2010 Jan 25.

Committee opinion no. 453: screening for depression during and after pregnancyObstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb; 115(2 Pt 1): 394-5.

Committee on Fetus and Newborn. Policy Statement—Hospital Stay for Healthy Term NewbornsPediatrics. 2010 Jan 25.

Conrad ML, Ferstl R, Teich R, et al. Maternal TLR signaling is required for prenatal asthma protection by the nonpathogenic microbe Acinetobacter lwoffii F78J Exp Med. 2009 Dec 7.

Cooper C, Harvey N, Cole Z et al. Developmental origins of osteoporosis: the role of maternal nutritionAdv Exp Med Biol. 2009.

Coppola MA, Klotz KL, Kim KA, et al. SpermCheck(R) Fertility, an immunodiagnostic home test that detects normozoospermia and severe oligozoospermiaHum Reprod. 2010 Feb 5.

Crozier SR, Inskip HM, Godfrey KM, et al. Weight gain in pregnancy and childhood body composition: findings from the Southampton Women’s SurveyAm J Clin Nutr. 2010 Apr 7.

Davis NF, McGuire BB, Mahon JA, et al. The increasing incidence of mumps orchitis: a comprehensive reviewBJU Int. 2010 Apr; 105(8):1060-65.

Dellicour S, Tatem AJ, Guera CJ, et al. Quantifying the Number of Pregnancies at Risk of Malaria in 2007: A Demographic StudyPLoS Medicine. 2010 Jan.

Donahue SM, Kleinman KP, Gillman MW, Oken E. Trends in birth weight and gestational length among singleton term births in the United States: 1990-2005Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb; 115(2 Pt 1):357-64.

Dørheim SK , Bondevik GT, Eberhard-Gran M et al. Sleep and Depression in Postpartum Women: A Population-Based StudySleep. 2009.

Dugas J, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Martinez D, et al. Use of biocides and insect repellents and risk of hypospadiasOccup Environ Med. 2009 Dec 1.

Eckenrode J, Campa M, Luckey DW, et al. Long-term Effects of Prenatal and Infancy Nurse Home Visitation on the Life Course of Youths: 19-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med; 2010 Jan; 164(1): 9-15.

Ekblad M, Korkeila J, Parkkola R, et al. Maternal smoking during pregnancy and regional brain volumes in preterm infantsJ Pediatr. 2010 Feb; 156(2):185-900.

El-Mohandes AAE, Kiely M, Blake SM, et al. An Intervention to Reduce Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure Improves Pregnancy OutcomesPediatrics. 2010 Mar 4.

ESHRE Task Force on Ethics and Law. Lifestyle-related factors and access to medically assisted reproductionHum Reprod. 2010 Jan 18.

Eskenazi B, Warner M, Marks AR, et al. Serum dioxin concentrations and time to pregnancy. Epidemiology. 2010 Mar; 21(2):224-31.

Evenson KR, Wen F. National trends in self-reported physical activity and sedentary behaviors among pregnant women: NHANES 1999-2006. Prev Med. 2010 Mar; 50(3):123-8.

Feldkamp ML, Meyer RE, Kriov S, Botto LD. Acetaminophen use in pregnancy and risk of birth defects: findings from the national birth defects prevention studyObstet Gynecol. 2010 Jan; 115(1):109-15.

Fleten C, Stigum H, Magnus P, Nystad W. Exercise during pregnancy, maternal prepregnancy body mass index, and birth weightObstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb; 115(2 Pt 1):331-7.

Freathy RM, Mook-Kanamori DO, Sovio U, et al. Variants in ADCY5 and near CCNL1 are associated with fetal growth and birth weight. Nat Genet. 2010 Apr 6.

Fu Q, Yu X, Callaway CW et al. Epigenetics: intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) modifies the histone code along the rat hepatic IGF-1 geneThe FASEB Journal. 2009.

Fujii M, Matsuoka R, Bergel E, et al. Perinatal risk in singleton pregnancies after in vitro fertilizationFertil Steril. 2010 Jan 29.

Gentry MB, Dias JK, Luis A, et al. African-American Women Have a Higher Risk for Developing Peripartum CardiomyopathyJ Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Feb 16; 55(7):654-59.

Getahun D, Strickland D, Ananth CV, et al. Recurrence of preterm premature rupture of membranes in relation to interval between pregnanciesAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb 2.

Getahun D, Strickland D, Zeiger RS, et al. Effect of Chorioamnionitis on Early Childhood AsthmaArch Pediatr Adolesc Med.  2010 Feb; 164(2):187-192.

Glantz JC. Term labor induction compared with expectant managementObstet Gynecol. 2010 Jan; 115(1):70-6.

Green DM, Lange JM, Peabody EM, et al. Pregnancy Outcome After Treatment for Wilms Tumor: A Report From the National Wilms Tumor Long-Term Follow-Up Study. J Clin Oncol. 2010 May 10.

Grisaru-Granovsky S, Gordon ES, Haklai Z, et al. Effect of interpregnancy interval on adverse perinatal outcomes–a national studyContraception. 2009 Dec; 80(6):512-8.

Guthrie KA, Dugowson CE, Voigt LF, et al. Does pregnancy provide vaccine-like protection against rheumatoid arthritis? Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Mar 22.

Gunderson EP, Jacobs DR, Chiang V, at al. Duration of Lactation and Incidence of the Metabolic Syndrome in Women of Reproductive Age According to Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Status: A 20-Year Prospective Study in CARDIA—The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults StudyDiabetes. 2009 Dec 3.

Hamilton R, McGlone L, MacKinnon JR, et al. Ophthalmic, clinical and visual electrophysiological findings in children born to mothers prescribed substitute methadone in pregnancyBr J Ophthalmol. 2010 Apr 21.

Han J, Mayo J, Xu X, et al. Indirect modulation of Shh signaling by Dlx5 affects the oral-nasal patterning of palate and rescues cleft palate in Msx1-null miceDevelopment. 2009 Dec; 136(24):4225-33.

Hansen AR, Barnés CM, Folkman J, McElrath TF. Maternal Preeclampsia Predicts the Development of Bronchopulmonary DysplasiaJ Pediatr. 2009 Dec 23.

HAPO Study Cooperative Research Group. Hyperglycaemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study: associations with maternal body mass indexBJOG. 2010 Jan 20.

Harley KG, Marks AR, Chevrier J, et al. PBDE Concentrations in Women’s Serum and FecundabilityEnviron Health Perspect. 2010 Jan 26.

Harper M, Thom E, Klebanoff MA, et al. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation to prevent recurrent preterm birth: a randomized controlled trialObstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb; 115(2 Pt 1):234-42.

Hay DF, Pawlby S, Waters CS, et al. Mothers’ Antenatal Depression and Their Children’s Antisocial OutcomesChild Dev. 2010 Jan/Feb; 81(1):149-65.

Hedderson M, Gunderson E, Ferrara A. Gestational Weight Gain and Risk of Gestational Diabetes MellitusObstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar; 115(3):597-604.

Heo YS, Cabrera LM, Bormann CL, et al. Dynamic microfunnel culture enhances mouse embryo development and pregnancy ratesHum Reprod. 2010 Jan 3.

Herdt-Losavio ML, Lin S, Chapman BR, et al. Maternal occupation and the risk of birth defects: an overview from the National Birth Defects Prevention StudyOccup Environ Med. 2010 Jan; 67(1):58-66.

Heron M, Sutton PD, Xu J, et al. Annual Summary of Vital Statistics: 2007Pediatrics. 2009 Dec 21.

Hill JW, Elias CF, Fukuda M, et al. Direct insulin and leptin action on pro-opiomelanocortin neurons is required for normal glucose homeostasis and fertility. Cell Metab. 2010 Apr 7; 11(4):286-97.

Hirota Y, Daikoku, Tranguch S, et al. Uterine-specific p53 deficiency confers premature uterine senescence and promotes preterm birth in miceJ Clin Invest. 2010 Feb 1.

Hoffman RM, Black V, Technau K, et al. Effects of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Duration and Regimen on Risk for Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Johannesburg, South AfricaJ Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Mar 8.

Homer H, Saridogan E. Pregnancy outcomes after uterine artery embolisation for fibroidsThe Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. 2009; 11(4): 265-70.

Hoover KW, Tao G, Kent CK. Trends in the diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy in the United StatesObstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar; 115(3):495-502.

Hopkins SA, Baldi JC, Cutfield WS, et al. Exercise Training in Pregnancy Reduces Offspring Size without Changes in Maternal Insulin Sensitivity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Mar 24.

Hubayter ZR, Popat V, Vanderhoof VH, et al. A prospective evaluation of antral follicle function in women with 46,XX spontaneous primary ovarian insufficiency. Fertil Steril. 2009 Nov 23.

Ito T, Ando H, Suzuki T, et al. Identification of a primary target of thalidomide teratogenicityScience. 2010 Mar 12; 327(5917):1345-50.

Jensen A, Sharif H, Kjaer SK. Use of fertility drugs and risk of uterine cancer: results from a large Danish population-based cohort studyAm J Emidemiol. 2009 Dec 1; 170(11):1408-14.

Johnson S, Hollis C, Kochhar P, et al. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Extremely Preterm ChildrenJ Pediatr. 2010 Jan 5.

Kaandorp SP, Goddijn M, van der Post JA, et al. Aspirin plus Heparin or Aspirin Alone in Women with Recurrent Miscarriage,. N Engl J Med. 2010 Mar 24.

Karaolis-Danckert N, Buyken AE, Sonntaq, Kroke A. Birth and early life influences on the timing of puberty onset: results from the DONALD (DOrtmund Nutritional and Anthropometric Longitudinally Designed) StudyAm J Clin Nutr. 2009 Dec; 90(6):1559-65.

Khunrae P, Dahlbäck M, Nielsen MA, et al. Full-Length Recombinant Plasmodium falciparum VAR2CSA Binds Specifically to CSPG and Induces Potent Parasite Adhesion-Blocking Antibodies.J Mol Biol. 2010 Jan 25.

Kiely M, El-Mohandes AA, El-Khorazaty MN, Gantz MG. An integrated intervention to reduce intimate partner violence in pregnancy: a randomized controlled trialObstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb; 115(2 Pt 1):273-83.

Kim C, Liu T, Valdez R, Beckles GL. Does frank diabetes in first-degree relatives of a pregnant woman affect the likelihood of her developing gestational diabetes mellitus or nongestational diabetes? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec; 201(6):576.e1-6.

Kirkwood BR, Hurt L, Amenga-Etego S, et al. Effect of vitamin A supplementation in women of reproductive age on maternal survival in Ghana (ObaapaVitA): a cluster-randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2010 Apr 30.

Knopman JM, Talebian S, Berkeley AS, et al. Fate of cryopreserved donor embryosFertil Steril. 2010 Jan 7.

Krag Moeller LB, Moeller C, Thomsen SG, et al. Success and spontaneous pregnancy rates following systemic methotrexate versus laparoscopic surgery for tubal pregnancies: a randomized trialActa Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2009 Dec; 88(12):1331-7.

Kulaga S, Zagarzadeh A, Bérard A. Prescriptions filled during pregnancy for drugs with the potential of fetal harmBJOG. 2009 Dec; 116(13):1788-95.

Lancaster CA, Gold KJ, Flynn HA, et al. Risk factors for depressive symptoms during pregnancy: a systematic reviewAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jan; 202(1):5-14.

Laraia BA, Siega-Riz AM, Gundersen C. Household food insecurity is associated with self-reported pregravid weight status, gestational weight gain, and pregnancy complications. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 May;110(5):692-701.

Latino-Martel, P, Chan DSM, Druesne-Pecollo N, et al. Maternal Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy and Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 May; 19:1238-60.

Lee J, Park JS, Norwitz ER, et al. Identification and characterization of proteins in amniotic fluid that are differentially expressed before and after antenatal corticosteroid administrationAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Apr; 202(4): 388.e1-388.e10.

Legro RS, Sauer MV, Mottla GL, et all. Effect of air quality on assisted human reproduction. Hum Reprod. 2010 May; 25(5):1317-24.

Licciardone JC, Buchanan S, Hensel KL, et al. Osteopathic manipulative treatment of back pain and related symptoms during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trialAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jan; 202(1):43.e1-8.

Lie Fong S, van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM, Eijkemans MJ, et al. Pregnancy outcome in female childhood cancer survivorsHum Reprod. 2010 Feb 19.

Liebaers I, Desmyttere S, Verpoest W, et al. Report on a consecutive series of 581 children born after blastomere biopsy for preimplantation genetic diagnosisHum Reprod. 2010 Jan; 25(1):275-82.

Lin HC, Chen SF, Lin HC, Chen YH. Increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with rheumatoid arthritis: a nationwide population-based studyAnn Rheum Dis. 2010 Apr; 69(4):715-7.

Little SE, Janakiraman V, Kaimal A, et al. The cost-effectiveness of prenatal screening for spinal muscular atrophyAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar; 202(3):253.e1-7.

Liu N, Wen SW, Manual DG, et al. Social disparity and the use of intrapartum epidural analgesia in a publicly funded health care systemAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec 31.

Lumbiganon P, Laopaiboon M, Gülmezoglu M, et al. Method of delivery and pregnancy outcomes in Asia: the WHO global survey on maternal and perinatal health 2007—08Lancet. 2010 Jan 12.

Luoto R, Laitinen K, Nermes M, Isolauri E. Impact of maternal probiotic-supplemented dietary counselling on pregnancy outcome and prenatal and postnatal growth: a double-blind, placebo-controlled studyBr J Nutr. 2010 Feb 4: 1-8.

Luppi P, Powers RW, Verma V, et al. Maternal Circulating CD34+VEGFR-2+ and CD133+VEGFR-2+ Progenitor Cells Increase During Normal Pregnancy but Are Reduced in Women With Preeclampsia. Reprod Sci. 2010 Apr 1.

Lykke JA, Dideriksen KL, Lidegaard Ø, Langhoff-Roos J. First-Trimester Vaginal Bleeding and Complications Later in PregnancyObstet Gynecol. 2010 May; 115(5):935-44.

MacDorman MF, Menacker F, Declercq E. Trends and Characteristics of Home and Other Out-of-Hospital Births in the United States, 1990–2006NVST. 2010 Mar 3; 58(11). (PDF)

Manber R, Schnyer R, Lyelkl D, et al. Acupuncture for Depression During Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled TrialObstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar; 115(3):511-20.

Mamun AA, Kinarivala M, O’Callaghan MJ, et al. Associations of excess weight gain during pregnancy with long-term maternal overweight and obesity: evidence from 21 y postpartum follow-up. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Mar 17.

Mao J, Zhang X, Sieli PT, et al. Contrasting effects of different maternal diets on sexually dimorphic gene expression in the murine placentaProc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2010 Mar 8.

Marshall AM, Nommsen-Rivers LA, Hernandez LL, et al. Serotonin Transport and Metabolism in the Mammary Gland Modulates Secretory Activation and InvolutionJ Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Dec 4.

Martini AC, Tissera A, Estofán D, et al. Overweight and seminal quality: a study of 794 patientsFertil Steril. 2010 Jan 5.

Mehedint MG, Niculescu MD, Craciunescu CN, Zeisel SH. Choline deficiency alters global histone methylation and epigenetic marking at the Re1 site of the calbindin 1 gene. The FASEB Journal, 2010 Jan; 24(1): 184-195.

Meeker, JD, AM Calafat and R Hauser. Urinary Bisphenol A concentrations in relation to serum thyroid and reproductive hormone levels in men from an infertility clinic. Environ Sci Technol; 2010 Apr; 44(4):1458–63.

Metzger BE. International association of diabetes and pregnancy study groups recommendations on the diagnosis and classification of hyperglycemia in pregnancyDiabetes Care. 2010 Mar; 33(3): 676-82.

Midoro-Horiuti T, Tiwari R, Watson CS, Goldblum RM. Maternal bisphenol a exposure promotes the development of experimental asthma in mouse pupsEnviron Health Perspect. 2010 Feb; 118(2):273-7.

Millheiser LS, Helmer AE, Quintero RB, et al. Is infertility a risk factor for female sexual dysfunction? A case-control studyFertil Steril. 2010 Feb 24.

Mills JL, Troendle J, Conley MR, et al. Maternal obesity and congenital heart defects: a population-based study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Apr 7.

Mook-Kanamori DO, Steegers EAP, Eilers PH, et al. Risk factors and outcomes associated with first-trimester fetal growth restrictionJAMA. 2010 Feb 6; 303(6):527-34.

Muglia LJ, Katz M. The enigma of spontaneous preterm birthN Engl J Med. 2010 Feb 11; 362(6):529-35.

Nezvalová-Henriksen K, Spigset O, Nordeng H. Maternal characteristics and migraine pharmacotherapy during pregnancy: cross-sectional analysis of data from a large cohort studyCephalagia. 2009 Dec; 29(12):1267-76.

Oberlander TF, Jacobson SW, Weinberg J, et al. Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Alters Biobehavioral Reactivity to Pain in NewbornsAlcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Jan 27.

Oberlander TF, Papsdorf M, Brain UM, et al. Prenatal effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants, serotonin transporter promoter genotype (SLC6A4), and maternal mood on child behavior at 3 years of age. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 May;164(5):444-51.

Oktay K, Kim JY, Barad D, Babayev SN. Association of BRCA1 Mutations With Occult Primary Ovarian Insufficiency: A Possible Explanation for the Link Between Infertility and Breast/Ovarian Cancer RisksJ Clin Oncol. 2009 Dec 7.

Papiernik E, Zeitlin J, Delmas D, et al. Differences in outcome between twins and singletons born very preterm: results from a population-based European cohortHum Reprod. 2010 Jan 29.

Paulden M, Palmer S, Hewitt C, Gilbody S. Screening for postnatal depression in primary care: cost effectiveness analysisBMJ. 2009 Dec 22; 339:b5203.

Pauleta JR, Pereira NM, Graca LM. Sexuality during pregnancyJ Sex Med. 2010 Jan; 7(1 Pt 1):136-42.

Pedersen LH, Henriksen TB, Olsen J. Fetal Exposure to Antidepressants and Normal Milestone Development at 6 and 19 Months of AgePediatrics. 2010 Feb 22.

Pei L, Chen G, Mi J, et al. Low Birth Weight and Lung Function in Adulthood: Retrospective Cohort Study in China, 1948-1996Pediatrics. 2010 Mar 8.

Pelkonen S, Koivunen R, Gissler M, et al. Perinatal outcome of children born after frozen and fresh embryo transfer: the Finnish cohort study 1995-2006Hum Reprod. 2010 Feb 2.

Pozharny Y, Lambertini L, Ma Y, et al. Genomic loss of imprinting in first-trimester human placenta. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Apr; 202(4):391.e1-8.

Puumala SE, Spector LG, Wall MM, et al. Infant leukemia and parental infertility or its treatment: a Children’s Oncology Group report. Hum Reprod. 2010 Apr 10.

Raatikainen K, Harju M, Hippeläinen M, Heinonen S. Prolonged time to pregnancy is associated with a greater risk of adverse outcomesFertil Steril. 2009 Dec 30.

Roberts JM, Myatt L, Spong CY, et al. Vitamins C and E to Prevent Complications of Pregnancy-Associated HypertensionNEJM. 2010 Apr 8; 362(14):1282-91.

Romundstad LB, Romundstad PR, Sunde A, et al. Assisted fertilization and breech delivery: risks and obstetric managementHum Reprod. 2009 Dec; 24(12):3205-10.

Sacher J, Wilson AA, Houle S, et al. Elevated brain monoamine oxidase A binding in the early postpartum period. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010 May; 67(5):468-74.

Sagiv SK, Thurston SW, Bellinger DC, et al. Prenatal organochlorine exposure and behaviors associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in school-aged children. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Mar 1; 171(5):593-601.

Santner-Nanan B, Peek MJ, Khanam R, et al. Systemic increase in the ratio between Foxp3+ and IL-17-producing CD4+ T cells in healthy pregnancy but not in preeclampsiaJ Immunol. 2009 Dec 1; 183(11):7023-30.

Scheffer PG, van der Schoot CE, Page-Christiaens GC, et al. Reliability of fetal sex determination using maternal plasmaObstet Gynecol. 2010 Jan; 115(1):117-26.

Schieve LA, Devine O, Boyle CA, et al. Estimation of the contribution of non-assisted reproductive technology ovulation stimulation fertility treatments to US singleton and multiple birthsAm J Epidemiol. 2009 Dec 1; 170(11):1396-407.

Schiff MA, Mack CD, Kaufman RP, et al. The effect of air bags on pregnancy outcomes in Washington state: 2002-2005Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jan; 115(1):85-92.

Selten JP, Frissen A, Lensvelt-Mulders G, Morgan VA. Schizophrenia and 1957 Pandemic of Influenza: Meta-analysisSchizophr Bull. 2009 Dec 3.

Shelton JF, Tancredi DJ, Hertz-Picciotto I, et al. Independent and dependent contributions of advanced maternal and paternal ages to autism riskAutism Res. 2010 Feb 8.

Shin M, Besser LM, Kucik JE, et al. Prevalence of Down Syndrome Among Children and Adolescents in 10 Regions of the United StatesPediatrics. 2009 Dec; 124(6):1565-71.

Singata M, Tranmer J, Gyte GM. Restricting oral fluid and food intake during labourCochrane Databse Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20; (1):CD003930.

Singh PN, Yel D, Sin S, et al. Tobacco use among adults in Cambodia: evidence for a tobacco epidemic among womenBull World Health Organ. 2009 Dec; 87(12):885-964.

Smith JF, Eisenberg ML, Millstein SG, et al. The use of complementary and alternative fertility treatment in couples seeking fertility care: data from a prospective cohort in the United StatesFertil Steril. 2010 Mar 24.

Smith LK, Draper ES, Manktelow BN, Field DJ. Socioeconomic inequalities in survival and provision of neonatal care: population based study of very preterm infantsBMJ. 2009 Dec 1.

Solans-Domènech M, Sánchez E, Espuña-Pons M, et al. Urinary and anal incontinence during pregnancy and postpartum: incidence, severity, and risk factorsObstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar; 115(3):618-28.

Stallman HM, McDermott BM, Beckmann MM, et al. Women who miscarry: The effectiveness and clinical utility of the Kessler 10 questionnaire in screening for ongoing psychological distressAust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2010 Feb; 50(1):70-6.

Staples J, Ponsonby A-L, Lim, L. Low maternal exposure to ultraviolet radiation in pregnancy, month of birth, and risk of multiple sclerosis in offspring: longitudinal analysisBMJ. 2010 Apr 29; 340:c1640.

Stone KC, LaGasse LL, Lester BM, et al. Sleep problems in children with prenatal substance exposure: the Maternal Lifestyle study. Arch Pediatr Adoesc Med. 2010 May; 164(5):452-6.

Stotland NE, Gilbert P, Bogetz A, et al.  Preventing Excessive Weight Gain in Pregnancy: How Do Prenatal Care Providers Approach Counseling? J Womens Health. 2010 Jan 17.

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Dr. Kate Gundy physician with over 20 years of clinical experience in obstetric and gynecologic care. She has additional training and expertise in integrative medicine, medical acupuncture, menopause, female sexual problems, pelvic pain, vulvar pain, and vulvovaginal and gynecologic dermatologic disorders. She has authored work in peer-reviewed journals relevant to her field, including those related to gynecology, women’s health and sexuality, integrative medicine, female chronic pain, and sexual pain.

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