Volume 13 Supplement 1

Preterm Birth - Interdisciplinary research from the Preterm Birth and Healthy Outcomes Team (PreHOT)

Research

Edited by Andrew W Lyon, BF Mitchell and Olivia McCreary

This publication, and the research projects it features, were funded by the Preterm Birth and Healthy Outcomes Team Interdisciplinary Team Grant (#200700595) from Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, formerly the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research."

  1. Research

    The All Our Babies pregnancy cohort: design, methods, and participant characteristics

    The prospective cohort study design is ideal for examining diseases of public health importance, as its inherent temporal nature renders it advantageous for studying early life influences on health outcomes an...

    Sheila W McDonald, Andrew W Lyon, Karen M Benzies, Deborah A McNeil, Stephen J Lye, Siobhan M Dolan, Craig E Pennell, Alan D Bocking and Suzanne C Tough

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 31 January 2013

  2. Research

    Comparing CenteringPregnancy® to standard prenatal care plus prenatal education

    There is significant evidence to support the importance of prenatal care in preventing adverse outcomes such as preterm birth and low infant birth weight. Previous studies have indicated that the benefits of p...

    Ingunn Benediktsson, Sheila W McDonald, Monica Vekved, Deborah A McNeil, Siobhan M Dolan and Suzanne C Tough

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 31 January 2013

  3. Research

    Development and validation of primary human myometrial cell culture models to study pregnancy and labour

    The development of the in vitro cell culture model has greatly facilitated the ability to study gene expression and regulation within human tissues. Within the human uterus, the upper (fundal) segment and the low...

    Andrea A Mosher, Kelly J Rainey, Seunghwa S Bolstad, Stephen J Lye, Bryan F Mitchell, David M Olson, Stephen L Wood and Donna M Slater

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 31 January 2013

  4. Research

    Transgenerational programming of maternal behaviour by prenatal stress

    Peripartum events hold the potential to have dramatic effects in the programming of physiology and behaviour of offspring and possibly subsequent generations. Here we have characterized transgenerational chang...

    Isaac D Ward, Fabíola CR Zucchi, Jerrah C Robbins, Erin A Falkenberg, David M Olson, Karen Benzies and Gerlinde A Metz

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 31 January 2013

  5. Research

    Key components of early intervention programs for preterm infants and their parents: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Preterm infants are at greater risk for neurodevelopmental disabilities than full term infants. Interventions supporting parents to improve the quality of the infant’s environment should improve developmental ...

    Karen M Benzies, Joyce E Magill-Evans, K Alix Hayden and Marilyn Ballantyne

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 31 January 2013

  6. Research

    Depressive symptoms among immigrant and Canadian born mothers of preterm infants at neonatal intensive care discharge: a cross sectional study

    Mothers of preterm infants are considered at higher risk for depressive symptoms, higher than for mothers of healthy term infants. Predictors of depressive symptoms in mothers of preterm infants are not yet we...

    Marilyn Ballantyne, Karen M Benzies and Barry Trute

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S11

    Published on: 31 January 2013

  7. Research

    A pilot cohort analytic study of Family Integrated Care in a Canadian neonatal intensive care unit

    We have developed a Family Integrated Care (FIC) model for use in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where parents provide most of the care for their infant, while nurses teach and counsel parents. The obje...

    Karel O’Brien, Marianne Bracht, Kristy Macdonell, Tammy McBride, Kate Robson, Lori O’Leary, Kristen Christie, Mary Galarza, Tenzin Dicky, Adik Levin and Shoo K Lee

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S12

    Published on: 31 January 2013