Pregnancy is certainly a hot widely explored issue in the www realm. Premature birth, as an important subtopic owing to its implications for maternal and newborn health, is treated in almost every pregnancy related website.
- By: Tiago Villanueva, Irina Haivas
In terms of educational and research materials, a good and comprehensive stop is the website of the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research at www.gfmer.ch/Guidelines/Obstetrics_gynecology_guidelines.php. This is an official body and its website is an authoritative source. In the list of topics there are some related to premature birth, such as preterm labour, preterm rupture of membranes, and group B streptococcal infections in pregnancy. Each topic contains a list of management and prevention guidelines, standards, and statements, published by authorities in various countries. It also includes Cochrane reviews that are related to each topic, as well as relevant articles from journals and professional websites.
Another excellent resource is the university library of the Karolinska Institute, at www.mic.ki.se/Diseases/C13.html. At first glance, this website looks practical, as it keeps all topics and corresponding links to the same page. For example, to find the links pertaining to the topic “pregnancy complications”, you