Special Issue "Pregnancy and Perinatal Health"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Claude Billeaud
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Guest Editor
Centre Hospitalier de, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Interests: nutrition; neonatologie; lipids; human milk; perinatal nutrition; pregnant and lactating nutrition infant nutrition; breastfeeding; public health
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Dr. Virginie Rigourd
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
1. Neonatology Necker Enfants Malades, 75015 Paris, France
2. Milk Bank Necker Enfants Malades, 75015 Paris, France
Interests: breastfed; human milk; human milk bank; breastfeeding; COVID-19

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce the launch of a new Special Issue of Healthcare on “Pregnancy and Perinatal Health”. This is of course a particularly broad subject which covers all the pathologies of pregnancy that have an impact on the fetus, as well as all the diseases of the fetus and the newborn. Some examples of pathologies of pregnancy and perinatal health include:

1.  Perinatal Hematology

            Point on rhesus anemia

            Point on neonatal thrombocytopenia

            Point on leukemia and oncology in pregnant women

            Point on leukemia and oncology in neonate

            Point on neonatal hemophilia

2. Donation in Perinatology

            Donation—a philosopher's perspective

            Donation of human milk

            Cord blood donation and use

            Oocyte, embryo, and sperm donation

            Loan of uterus

3. Diseases in pregnancy that affect the newborn

            Diabetes in pregnant women and newborns

            Maternal myopathies and newborns

            Myasthenia gravis and newborn

            Maternal metabolic diseases and newborns

            COVID-19 in pregnant mothers and neonatal care

            Congenital malformations (with antenatal diagnostic)

The deadline of submission is 28 February 2022.

I look forward to receiving your abstracts on these topics; the authors of the most outstanding abstracts will be invited to give an oral presentation to the next congress of AEEP in Paris on 17–18 November 2021. Whether AEEP will be in person or virtual is yet to be determined and will be decided based on the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic at that time. Speakers must be members of AEEP/EAPE (do note that registration is EUR 60/year).

Kind Regards
Prof. Dr. Claude Billeaud
Dr. Virginie Rigourd
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • pregnancy
  • fetus
  • neonatal health
  • nutrition
  • lipids
  • protein
  • human milk
  • infections: virus, bacterial, congenital malformations (with antenatal diagnostic)
  • diseases of nutrition during pregnancy and/or neonatal diseases
  • human milk
  • human milk banking
  • human milk donation
  • cord blood donation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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