Health during birth and pregnancy
Information and research findings about pregnancy, birth and infancy.
Articles and fact sheets
Norwegian women drink least while pregnant, British women drink most
A study among over 7000 women in 11 European countries shows the proportion of women in Europe who drink alcohol when they know they are pregnant is lowest in Norway and highest in the UK.
Clear association between cerebral palsy and low Apgar score
A 2010 study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health showed a clear association between CP and Apgar score in children with both normal and low birth weight.
Increased risk for cerebral palsy for pre- and post-term births
A 2010 study that used data from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway found that infants born at 42 weeks or later have an increased risk of cerebral palsy compared to birth at 40 weeks.