This randomized trial reports that antenatal multiple micronutrient compared with iron–folic acid supplementation did not reduce infant mortality to age 6 months but resulted in a non–statistically significant reduction in stillbirths and significant reductions in preterm births and low birth weight.
In an effort to analyze the optimal maternal body mass index for lowering risk of fetal death, stillbirth, and infant death, Aune and colleagues conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies about this topic.
Collins and coauthors report on the risk of invasive Haemophilus influenzae infection during pregnancy and association with adverse fetal outcomes. In an accompanying Editorial, Dr Edwards discusses H influenzae infection.
To investigate the safety of metoclopramide use in pregnancy, Pasternak and coauthors conducted a register-based cohort study of 1 222 503 pregnancies in Denmark, using matched analyses to estimate risks of major congenital malformations overall as well as risks of spontaneous abortion and stillbirth.