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Maternal and fetal health

Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are investigating promising new approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases that affect maternal and fetal health. Learn more below.

Research News


High dose folic acid does not prevent preeclampsia in high-risk women
September 12, 2018 - Taking high doses of folic acid throughout pregnancy does not prevent preeclampsia in high-risk women, according to a large international clinical trial published in The BMJ. This refutes the findings of previous observational studies and is expected
Weight gained in first half of pregnancy affects baby’s birth weight the most
February 26, 2018 - A baby’s birth weight is strongly linked to how much weight their mother gained during the first half of her pregnancy, according to a study led by Drs Shi Wu Wen and Ravi Retnakaran with Dr. Mark Walker. This is important because babies with a ver
New blood sugar monitoring a game-changer for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes
October 24, 2017 - Fifteen women at The Ottawa Hospital took part in an international clinical trial that could change the way mothers with type 1 diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels. Mothers with this condition have a higher risk of having children with health c
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