Maternal nutrition and spontaneous preterm birth.

@article{Kramer1992MaternalNA,
  title={Maternal nutrition and spontaneous preterm birth.},
  author={Michael S Kramer and F Mclean and Erica L Eason and Robert H. Usher},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={136 5},
  pages={574-83}
}
Previous studies suggesting that maternal undernutrition increases the risk of preterm birth have suffered from several methodological shortcomings, including use of total gestational weight gain rather than net rate of gain in maternal tissue, inclusion of induced preterm deliveries, and error-prone gestational age measurements based solely on menstrual dates. The authors have attempted to overcome these shortcomings by investigating the potential etiologic roles of prepregnancy body mass… CONTINUE READING

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