A short interpregnancy interval is a risk factor for preterm birth and its recurrence.

@article{DeFranco2007ASI,
  title={A short interpregnancy interval is a risk factor for preterm birth and its recurrence.},
  author={Emily A. DeFranco and David M. Stamilio and Sarah Boslaugh and Gilad A. Gross and Louis J. Muglia},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={197 3},
  pages={
          264.e1-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that short interpregnancy intervals (IPIs) increase the risk for preterm birth (PTB), recurrence of PTB, and delivery at early extremes of gestational age. STUDY DESIGN Using the Missouri Department of Health's birth certificate database, we performed a population-based cohort study of 156,330 women who had 2 births from 1989-1997. The association between IPI and subsequent pregnancy outcome was assessed. RESULTS The shortest IPIs (<6 months) increased the… CONTINUE READING

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