Intention to Become Pregnant and Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth: A Systematic Review

@article{Shah2009IntentionTB,
  title={Intention to Become Pregnant and Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth: A Systematic Review},
  author={Prakesh S. Shah and Taiba Balkhair and Arne Ohlsson and Joseph Beyene and Fran Scott and Corine Frick},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={205-216}
}
  • Prakesh S. Shah, Taiba Balkhair, +3 authors Corine Frick
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Maternal and Child Health Journal
  • Increased stress, psychosocial problems, economic disadvantages, and lack of prenatal care are proposed to explain discrepancies in the outcome of unintended pregnancies. Studies of maternal intention and pregnancy outcomes have yielded varied results. Objective is to review studies of the risk of low birth weight (LBW)/preterm births (PTB) associated with unintended pregnancies ending in a live birth. We reviewed studies reporting on maternal intentions and outcomes from Medline, Embase… CONTINUE READING

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