News

Our "In the news: Fact or Fiction" section gives Dr. Smith's analysis of the current media stories regarding pregnancy and childbirth. Did the media get it right? Can you believe everything you read? What information do you need to know?

This section will be updated regularly as part of our mission to keep women up to date on the latest medical information. As a trusted voice of authority on maternal health we will help you make sense of the news, what information you can trust and in what context.

March 21, 2017

If you are pregnant and 18 years or older, you are eligible to participate.

Participation requires 1.0 to 1.5 hours of your time and involves an online survey and a brief telephone interview. You will be asked about your background, reproductive history, current...

November 2, 2016

A study – as reported in the Globe and Mail - compared visits to the emergency departments at two children’s hospitals, one...

January 25, 2016

Listeria is an infection typically acquired from contaminated food. The recent recall of certain packaged salad products (see link below) highlights this. While there have only been 8 cases identified in the US, a recall and warning about the suspected products has been issued for the US and...

January 18, 2016

Zika virus is primarily transmitted through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy or around the time of birth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US has issued a travel advisory for people...

December 16, 2015

 

 

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