Epidemiologic measures of the course and outcome of pregnancy.

@article{Savitz2002EpidemiologicMO,
  title={Epidemiologic measures of the course and outcome of pregnancy.},
  author={David A. Savitz and Irva Hertz-Picciotto and C. Poole and Andrew F. Olshan},
  journal={Epidemiologic reviews},
  year={2002},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={91-101}
}
Successful reproduction, the spectrum of events leading from conception to birth of a healthy infant, is both biologically and epidemiologically complex. Problems that arise during the course of the reproductive process define the adverse outcomes in epidemiologic studies of pregnancy. A simplified time line for the process leading from conception to birth is shown in figure 1, along with an indication of approximately when critical events occur. With the focus first on the desired or “normal… CONTINUE READING