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Epidemiology and causes of preterm birth
Intrauterine infection and preterm delivery.
Preterm delivery is the chief problem in obstetrics today, accounting for 70 percent of perinatal mortality and nearly half of long-term neurologic morbidity, and the remainder follow the spontaneous onset of labor or rupture.
The length of the cervix and the risk of spontaneous premature delivery. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit Network.
The risk of spontaneous preterm delivery is increased in women who are found to have a short cervix by vaginal ultrasonography during pregnancy.
The preterm prediction study: maternal stress is associated with spontaneous preterm birth at less than thirty-five weeks' gestation. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development…
Anemia Prevalence and Risk Factors in Pregnant Women in an Urban Area of Pakistan
Pica, tea consumption, and low intake of eggs and red meat were associated with anemia and women of childbearing age should be provided nutritional education regarding food sources of iron, especially prior to becoming pregnant, and taught how food choices can either enhance or interfere with iron absorption.
Low birth weight in the United States.
The substantial improvement in newborn survival in the United States over the past several decades is mostly due to better access to improved neonatal care for low-birth-weight infants, and several interventions have failed to reduce preterm birth or growth restriction.
Preterm Birth 1: Epidemiology and Causes of Preterm Birth
Prevalence of Anxiety, Depression and Associated Factors Among Pregnant Women of Hyderabad, Pakistan
- R. Karmaliani, N. Asad, R. Goldenberg
- Medicine, PsychologyThe International journal of social psychiatry
- 10 July 2009
The results suggest that developing a screening and treatment programme for domestic violence and depression/anxiety during pregnancy may improve the mental health status of pregnant Pakistani women.
Primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality of preterm birth