Can Doula Birthing Support Reduce the Risk of Stillbirth? Setting a research agenda

Can Doula Birthing Support Reduce the Risk of Stillbirth? Setting a research agenda

James A. McGregor (1,2), Janice I. French (2), Charmaine Carvalho (3), Marti Perhach (1) (1) Group B Strep International; (2) LA Best Babies Network; (3) Quebec Association of Doulas Background Information suggests that doula care during pregnancy may reduce risks of stillbirth (SB). Our objectives were to: A. Conduct a logic model review and analysis to examine the possibility of doula participation reducing the risk of intrapartum SB B. Suggest

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Reducing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complicated grief (CG) after stillbirth (SB): a logic model-informed research agenda

Reducing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complicated grief (CG) after stillbirth (SB): a logic model-informed research agenda

James A. McGregor (1,2), Janice I. French (2), Marti Perhach (1) (1) Group B Strep International; (2) LA Best Babies Network Background PTSD and CG are poorly studied during and after pregnancy. Our objectives are to a) construct a logic model (LM) review and analysis and action plan for perinatal PTSD/CG and b) inform personal, family, medical provider, payor, policymaker and community means to prevent and reduce severity of PTSD/CG.

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Prenatal-onset Group B Strep (POGBS) disease as a cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality

Prenatal-onset Group B Strep (POGBS) disease as a cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality

James A. McGregor, Marti Perhach Group B Strep International Background: Intrauterine infection is increasingly recognized as a possibly preventable cause of stillbirth (SB). The objective of this review/analysis is to justify recognition of prenatal-onset group B strep (POGBS) sepsis, distinct from early-onset (EO) and late-onset (LO) infections from group B strep (GBS) and other microorganisms. Methods: Logic model analysis: 1) Conduct an expert systematic review and analysis of group B

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Preconception care (PC) can reduce risks of stillbirth (SB)

Preconception care (PC) can reduce risks of stillbirth (SB)

James A. McGregor (1,2), Janice I. French (2), Marti Perhach (1) (1) Group B Strep International; (2) LA Best Babies Network Background Preventive strategies for SB and other adverse pregnancy adverse outcomes (AOs) are underappreciated. Our goals are to a) utilize a Logic Model analysis to identify and prioritize life course, lifestyles, and medical strategies to reduce risks of SB and b) discuss Group B strep recommendations including testing and

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Prompting parent prenatal infection prevention using the mnemonic “HYGIENE”

Prompting parent prenatal infection prevention using the mnemonic “HYGIENE”

James A. McGregor (1,2), Marti Perhach (1), Amy Perhach (1) (1) Group B Strep International; (2) LA Best Babies Network Background: In developed countries, up to 24% of stillbirths have been attributed to infection. Infection is estimated to contribute to nearly half of stillbirths in developing countries. Prenatal infection can be caused by a wide variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Our goal is to help parents avoid

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