Motor vehicle accidents during pregnancy: a population-based study.

  title={Motor vehicle accidents during pregnancy: a population-based study.},
  author={Josephine M Vivian-Taylor and Christine L Roberts and Jian Sheng Chen and Jane B Ford},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={119 4},
This population-based cohort study of more than 600,000 Australian women describes the incidence of motor vehicle accidents (MVA) during pregnancy and the immediate and subsequent pregnancy outcomes. In this study, 3.5 women per 1000 maternities were admitted to hospital following an MVA. Immediate delivery was uncommon: 0.4% at <20 weeks of gestation and 3.5% at ≥ 20 weeks of gestation. Outcomes for those giving birth immediately were poor, with increased risk of antepartum haemorrhage… CONTINUE READING

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