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    March 2021
  1. NORMAN JE, Norrie J, MacLennan G, Cooper D, et al
    Evaluation of the Arabin cervical pessary for prevention of preterm birth in women with a twin pregnancy and short cervix (STOPPIT-2): An open-label randomised trial and updated meta-analysis.
    PLoS Med. 2021;18:e1003506.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    February 2021
  2. DIGUISTO C, Le Gouge A, Arthuis C, Winer N, et al
    Cervical ripening in prolonged pregnancies by silicone double balloon catheter versus vaginal dinoprostone slow release system: The MAGPOP randomised controlled trial.
    PLoS Med. 2021;18:e1003448.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    January 2021
  3. CHEN LW, Aubert AM, Shivappa N, Bernard JY, et al
    Associations of maternal dietary inflammatory potential and quality with offspring birth outcomes: An individual participant data pooled analysis of 7 European cohorts in the ALPHABET consortium.
    PLoS Med. 2021;18:e1003491.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  4. SALIM I, Staines-Urias E, Mathewlynn S, Drukker L, et al
    The impact of a routine late third trimester growth scan on the incidence, diagnosis, and management of breech presentation in Oxfordshire, UK: A cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2021;18:e1003503.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  5. AGLER RA, Zivich PN, Kawende B, Behets F, et al
    Postpartum depressive symptoms following implementation of the 10 steps to successful breastfeeding program in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: A cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2021;18:e1003465.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    December 2020
  6. ALKMARK M, Keulen JKJ, Kortekaas JC, Bergh C, et al
    Induction of labour at 41 weeks or expectant management until 42 weeks: A systematic review and an individual participant data meta-analysis of randomised trials.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003436.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  7. HUTCHEON JA, Harper S, Liauw J, Skoll MA, et al
    Antenatal corticosteroid administration and early school age child development: A regression discontinuity study in British Columbia, Canada.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003435.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    November 2020
  8. ANTOUN E, Kitaba NT, Titcombe P, Dalrymple KV, et al
    Maternal dysglycaemia, changes in the infant's epigenome modified with a diet and physical activity intervention in pregnancy: Secondary analysis of a randomised control trial.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003229.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  9. VIK ES, Aasheim V, Nilsen RM, Small R, et al
    Paternal country of origin and adverse neonatal outcomes in births to foreign-born women in Norway: A population-based cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003395.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    October 2020
  10. MORAITIS AA, Shreeve N, Sovio U, Brocklehurst P, et al
    Universal third-trimester ultrasonic screening using fetal macrosomia in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome: A systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003190.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  11. FERNANDEZ TURIENZO C, Bick D, Briley AL, Bollard M, et al
    Midwifery continuity of care versus standard maternity care for women at increased risk of preterm birth: A hybrid implementation-effectiveness, randomised controlled pilot trial in the UK.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003350.
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    September 2020
  12. STOCK SJ, Bauld L
    Maternal smoking and preterm birth: An unresolved health challenge.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003386.

  13. MA R, Cecil E, Bottle A, French R, et al
    Impact of a pay-for-performance scheme for long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) advice on contraceptive uptake and abortion in British primary care: An interrupted time series study.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003333.
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  14. PATORNO E, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts KF, Desai RJ, et al
    Gabapentin in pregnancy and the risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes: A population-based cohort study nested in the US Medicaid Analytic eXtract dataset.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003322.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    August 2020
  15. LIU B, Xu G, Sun Y, Qiu X, et al
    Maternal cigarette smoking before and during pregnancy and the risk of preterm birth: A dose-response analysis of 25 million mother-infant pairs.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003158.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  16. PHILIPS EM, Santos S, Trasande L, Aurrekoetxea JJ, et al
    Changes in parental smoking during pregnancy and risks of adverse birth outcomes and childhood overweight in Europe and North America: An individual participant data meta-analysis of 229,000 singleton births.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003182.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  17. BARRETT PM, McCarthy FP, Evans M, Kublickas M, et al
    Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and the risk of chronic kidney disease: A Swedish registry-based cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003255.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    July 2020
  18. WU YT, Liu J, Xu JJ, Chen YF, et al
    Neonatal outcome in 29 pregnant women with COVID-19: A retrospective study in Wuhan, China.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003195.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    May 2020
  19. TARRY-ADKINS JL, Aiken CE, Ozanne SE
    Comparative impact of pharmacological treatments for gestational diabetes on neonatal anthropometry independent of maternal glycaemic control: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003126.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  20. SEIJMONSBERGEN-SCHERMERS AE, van den Akker T, Rydahl E, Beeckman K, et al
    Variations in use of childbirth interventions in 13 high-income countries: A multinational cross-sectional study.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003103.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  21. LAI M, Liu Y, Ronnett GV, Wu A, et al
    Amino acid and lipid metabolism in post-gestational diabetes and progression to type 2 diabetes: A metabolic profiling study.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003112.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  22. DAVIDSON AJF, Park AL, Berger H, Aoyama K, et al
    Risk of severe maternal morbidity or death in relation to elevated hemoglobin A1c preconception, and in early pregnancy: A population-based cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003104.
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    March 2020
  23. LURIE JM, Weidman A, Huynh S, Delgado D, et al
    Painful gynecologic and obstetric complications of female genital mutilation/cutting: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003088.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  24. MOZOONI M, Pennell CE, Preen DB
    Healthcare factors associated with the risk of antepartum and intrapartum stillbirth in migrants in Western Australia (2005-2013): A retrospective cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003061.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  25. LUND-BLIX NA, Tapia G, Marild K, Brantsaeter AL, et al
    Maternal and child gluten intake and association with type 1 diabetes: The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study.
    PLoS Med. 2020;17:e1003032.
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    December 2019
  26. DENISON FC, Carruthers KF, Hudson J, McPherson G, et al
    Nitroglycerin for treatment of retained placenta: A randomised, placebo-controlled, multicentre, double-blind trial in the UK.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1003001.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  27. UKAH UV, Bayrampour H, Sabr Y, Razaz N, et al
    Association between gestational weight gain and severe adverse birth outcomes in Washington State, US: A population-based retrospective cohort study, 2004-2013.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1003009.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  28. CHOU VB, Walker N, Kanyangarara M
    Estimating the global impact of poor quality of care on maternal and neonatal outcomes in 81 low- and middle-income countries: A modeling study.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002990.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  29. AHLQVIST VH, Persson M, Magnusson C, Berglind D, et al
    Elective and nonelective cesarean section and obesity among young adult male offspring: A Swedish population-based cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002996.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  30. SHEPHERD E, Salam RA, Manhas D, Synnes A, et al
    Antenatal magnesium sulphate and adverse neonatal outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002988.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  31. SUJAN AC, Quinn PD, Rickert ME, Wiggs KK, et al
    Maternal prescribed opioid analgesic use during pregnancy and associations with adverse birth outcomes: A population-based study.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002980.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    November 2019
  32. GUTTMANN A, Blackburn R, Amartey A, Zhou L, et al
    Long-term mortality in mothers of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome: A population-based parallel-cohort study in England and Ontario, Canada.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002974.
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  33. BRAND JS, Gaillard R, West J, McEachan RRC, et al
    Associations of maternal quitting, reducing, and continuing smoking during pregnancy with longitudinal fetal growth: Findings from Mendelian randomization and parental negative control studies.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002972.
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  34. FITZPATRICK KE, van den Akker T, Bloemenkamp KWM, Deneux-Tharaux C, et al
    Risk factors, management, and outcomes of amniotic fluid embolism: A multicountry, population-based cohort and nested case-control study.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002962.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  35. LISONKOVA S, Kramer MS
    Amniotic fluid embolism: A puzzling and dangerous obstetric problem.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002976.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    October 2019
  36. CRUMP C, Sundquist J, Sundquist K
    Association of preterm birth with lipid disorders in early adulthood: A Swedish cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002947.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  37. PRITCHARD NL, Hiscock RJ, Lockie E, Permezel M, et al
    Identification of the optimal growth charts for use in a preterm population: An Australian state-wide retrospective cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002923.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  38. TODD CS, Chowdhury Z, Mahmud Z, Islam N, et al
    Maternal nutrition intervention and maternal complications in 4 districts of Bangladesh: A nested cross-sectional study.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002927.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  39. ODENY TA, Hughes JP, Bukusi EA, Akama E, et al
    Text messaging for maternal and infant retention in prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission services: A pragmatic stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial in Kenya.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002924.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  40. WEI Y, Xu Q, Yang H, Yang Y, et al
    Preconception diabetes mellitus and adverse pregnancy outcomes in over 6.4 million women: A population-based cohort study in China.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002926.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  41. ELPHINSTONE RE, Weckman AM, McDonald CR, Tran V, et al
    Early malaria infection, dysregulation of angiogenesis, metabolism and inflammation across pregnancy, and risk of preterm birth in Malawi: A cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002914.
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    September 2019
  42. FITZPATRICK KE, Kurinczuk JJ, Bhattacharya S, Quigley MA, et al
    Planned mode of delivery after previous cesarean section and short-term maternal and perinatal outcomes: A population-based record linkage cohort study in Scotland.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002913.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  43. ZHU Y, Li M, Rahman ML, Hinkle SN, et al
    Plasma phospholipid n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in relation to cardiometabolic markers and gestational diabetes: A longitudinal study within the prospective NICHD Fetal Growth Studies.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002910.
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  44. BJERREGAARD AA, Halldorsson TI, Tetens I, Olsen SF, et al
    Mother's dietary quality during pregnancy and offspring's dietary quality in adolescence: Follow-up from a national birth cohort study of 19,582 mother-offspring pairs.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002911.
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  45. CHIVESE T, Norris SA, Levitt NS
    Progression to type 2 diabetes mellitus and associated risk factors after hyperglycemia first detected in pregnancy: A cross-sectional study in Cape Town, South Africa.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002865.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  46. KC A, Ewald U, Basnet O, Gurung A, et al
    Effect of a scaled-up neonatal resuscitation quality improvement package on intrapartum-related mortality in Nepal: A stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002900.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    August 2019
  47. BROWN HK, Wilton AS, Ray JG, Dennis CL, et al
    Chronic physical conditions and risk for perinatal mental illness: A population-based retrospective cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002864.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  48. ABDULREHMAN J, Lausman A, Tang GH, Nisenbaum R, et al
    Development and implementation of a quality improvement toolkit, iron deficiency in pregnancy with maternal iron optimization (IRON MOM): A before-and-after study.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002867.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  49. GUPTA A, Hughes MD, Garcia-Prats AJ, McIntire K, et al
    Inclusion of key populations in clinical trials of new antituberculosis treatments: Current barriers and recommendations for pregnant and lactating women, children, and HIV-infected persons.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002882.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  50. OKALA SG, Darboe MK, Sosseh F, Sonko B, et al
    Impact of nutritional supplementation during pregnancy on antibody responses to diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccination in infants: A randomised trial in The Gambia.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002854.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  51. TARRY-ADKINS JL, Aiken CE, Ozanne SE
    Neonatal, infant, and childhood growth following metformin versus insulin treatment for gestational diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002848.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    July 2019
  52. KHASHAN AS, Evans M, Kublickas M, McCarthy FP, et al
    Preeclampsia and risk of end stage kidney disease: A Swedish nationwide cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002875.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  53. H AL WATTAR B, Dodds J, Placzek A, Beresford L, et al
    Mediterranean-style diet in pregnant women with metabolic risk factors (ESTEEM): A pragmatic multicentre randomised trial.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002857.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  54. MUGLU J, Rather H, Arroyo-Manzano D, Bhattacharya S, et al
    Risks of stillbirth and neonatal death with advancing gestation at term: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies of 15 million pregnancies.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002838.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    June 2019
  55. YU Y, Liew Z, Wang A, Arah OA, et al
    Mediating roles of preterm birth and restricted fetal growth in the relationship between maternal education and infant mortality: A Danish population-based cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002831.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  56. HESLEHURST N, Vieira R, Akhter Z, Bailey H, et al
    The association between maternal body mass index and child obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002817.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    May 2019
  57. ALLOTEY J, Fernandez-Felix BM, Zamora J, Moss N, et al
    Predicting seizures in pregnant women with epilepsy: Development and external validation of a prognostic model.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002802.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    April 2019
  58. WASTLUND D, Moraitis AA, Dacey A, Sovio U, et al
    Screening for breech presentation using universal late-pregnancy ultrasonography: A prospective cohort study and cost effectiveness analysis.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002778.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  59. CROWTHER CA, Middleton PF, Voysey M, Askie L, et al
    Effects of repeat prenatal corticosteroids given to women at risk of preterm birth: An individual participant data meta-analysis.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002771.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  60. MAGEE LA, Sharma S, Nathan HL, Adetoro OO, et al
    The incidence of pregnancy hypertension in India, Pakistan, Mozambique, and Nigeria: A prospective population-level analysis.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002783.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    March 2019
  61. VOUSDEN N, Lawley E, Seed PT, Gidiri MF, et al
    Incidence of eclampsia and related complications across 10 low- and middle-resource geographical regions: Secondary analysis of a cluster randomised controlled trial.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002775.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  62. BRADY OJ, Osgood-Zimmerman A, Kassebaum NJ, Ray SE, et al
    The association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly in Brazil 2015-2017: An observational analysis of over 4 million births.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002755.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    February 2019
  63. RODRIGUEZ A, Wang Y, Ali Khan A, Cartwright R, et al
    Antenatal corticosteroid therapy (ACT) and size at birth: A population-based analysis using the Finnish Medical Birth Register.
    PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002746.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    October 2018
  64. GOMES D, von Kries R, Delius M, Mansmann U, et al
    Late-pregnancy dysglycemia in obese pregnancies after negative testing for gestational diabetes and risk of future childhood overweight: An interim analysis from a longitudinal mother-child cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2018;15:e1002681.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  65. HERTZ-PICCIOTTO I, Sass JB, Engel S, Bennett DH, et al
    Organophosphate exposures during pregnancy and child neurodevelopment: Recommendations for essential policy reforms.
    PLoS Med. 2018;15:e1002671.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    September 2018
  66. STEPHANSSON O, Johansson K, Soderling J, Naslund I, et al
    Delivery outcomes in term births after bariatric surgery: Population-based matched cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2018;15:e1002656.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  67. BEESON JG, Homer CSE, Morgan C, Menendez C, et al
    Multiple morbidities in pregnancy: Time for research, innovation, and action.
    PLoS Med. 2018;15:e1002665.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    July 2018
  68. JAGANNATHAN P, Kakuru A, Okiring J, Muhindo MK, et al
    Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy and risk of malaria in early childhood: A randomized controlled trial.
    PLoS Med. 2018;15:e1002606.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    March 2018
  69. MYER L, Phillips TK, Zerbe A, Brittain K, et al
    Integration of postpartum healthcare services for HIV-infected women and their infants in South Africa: A randomised controlled trial.
    PLoS Med. 2018;15:e1002547.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    February 2018
  70. GARCIA-LARSEN V, Ierodiakonou D, Jarrold K, Cunha S, et al
    Diet during pregnancy and infancy and risk of allergic or autoimmune disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS Med. 2018;15:e1002507.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    January 2018
  71. KEAG OE, Norman JE, Stock SJ
    Long-term risks and benefits associated with cesarean delivery for mother, baby, and subsequent pregnancies: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS Med. 2018;15:e1002494.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  72. DALY B, Toulis KA, Thomas N, Gokhale K, et al
    Increased risk of ischemic heart disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes in women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus, a target group in general practice for preventive interventions: A population-based cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2018;15:e1002488.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    December 2017
  73. NURSE-FINDLAY S, Taylor MM, Savage M, Mello MB, et al
    Shortages of benzathine penicillin for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of syphilis: An evaluation from multi-country surveys and stakeholder interviews.
    PLoS Med. 2017;14:e1002473.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    November 2017
  74. CASTILLO P, Hurtado JC, Martinez MJ, Jordao D, et al
    Validity of a minimally invasive autopsy for cause of death determination in maternal deaths in Mozambique: An observational study.
    PLoS Med. 2017;14:e1002431.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    October 2017
  75. CROWTHER CA, Middleton PF, Voysey M, Askie L, et al
    Assessing the neuroprotective benefits for babies of antenatal magnesium sulphate: An individual participant data meta-analysis.
    PLoS Med. 2017;14:e1002398.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  76. MA RCW, Popkin BM
    Intergenerational diabetes and obesity-A cycle to break?
    PLoS Med. 2017;14:e1002415.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    September 2017
  77. CROWTHER CA, Ashwood P, McPhee AJ, Flenady V, et al
    Vaginal progesterone pessaries for pregnant women with a previous preterm birth to prevent neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (the PROGRESS Study): A multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.
    PLoS Med. 2017;14:e1002390.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  78. RASMUSSEN MH, Strom M, Wohlfahrt J, Videbech P, et al
    Risk, treatment duration, and recurrence risk of postpartum affective disorder in women with no prior psychiatric history: A population-based cohort study.
    PLoS Med. 2017;14:e1002392.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  79. NORMAN JE, Bennett P
    Preterm birth prevention-Time to PROGRESS beyond progesterone.
    PLoS Med. 2017;14:e1002391.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    February 2017
  80. BEESON JG, Simpson JA
    The potential benefit of scaling up malaria prevention to reduce low birth weight in Africa.
    PLoS Med. 2017;14:e1002244.

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