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Maternal Occupation During Pregnancy, Birth Weight, And Length Of Gestation: Combined Analysis Of 13 European Birth Cohorts, M. Casas, Sylvaine Cordier, David Martínez, Henrique Barros, Jens Peter Bonde, Alex Burdorf, Nathalie Costet, Ana Cristina Dos Santos, Asta Danileviciute, Merete Eggesbø, Mariana F. Fernandez, Joelle Fevotte, Ana M. García, Regina Gražulevičienė, Eva Hallner, Wojciech Hanke, Manolis Kogevinas, Inger Kull, Pernille Stemann Larsen, Vasiliki Melaki, Christine Monfort, Karl-Christian Nordby, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Evridiki Patelarou, Kinga Polanska, Lorenzo Richiardi, Loreto Santa Marina, Claudia Snijder, Adonina Tardón, M. Van Eijsden, T. G. M. Vrijkotte, D. Zugna, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, M. Vrijheid Jan 2015

Maternal Occupation During Pregnancy, Birth Weight, And Length Of Gestation: Combined Analysis Of 13 European Birth Cohorts, M. Casas, Sylvaine Cordier, David Martínez, Henrique Barros, Jens Peter Bonde, Alex Burdorf, Nathalie Costet, Ana Cristina Dos Santos, Asta Danileviciute, Merete Eggesbø, Mariana F. Fernandez, Joelle Fevotte, Ana M. García, Regina Gražulevičienė, Eva Hallner, Wojciech Hanke, Manolis Kogevinas, Inger Kull, Pernille Stemann Larsen, Vasiliki Melaki, Christine Monfort, Karl-Christian Nordby, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Evridiki Patelarou, Kinga Polanska, Lorenzo Richiardi, Loreto Santa Marina, Claudia Snijder, Adonina Tardón, M. Van Eijsden, T. G. M. Vrijkotte, D. Zugna, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, M. Vrijheid

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Objectives: We assessed whether maternal employment during pregnancy – overall and in selected occupational sectors – is associated with birth weight, small for gestational age (SGA), term low birth weight (LBW), length of gestation, and preterm delivery in a population-based birth cohort design. Methods: We used data from > 200 000 mother-child pairs enrolled in 13 European birth cohorts and compared employed versus non-employed women. Among employees, we defined groups of occupations representing the main sectors of employment for women where potential reproductive hazards are considered to be present. The comparison group comprised all other employed women not included in the occupational sector ...