Neonatal complications of term pregnancy: rates by gestational age increase in a continuous, not threshold, fashion.

@article{Caughey2005NeonatalCO,
  title={Neonatal complications of term pregnancy: rates by gestational age increase in a continuous, not threshold, fashion.},
  author={Aaron B Caughey and A. Eugene Washington and Russell K. Laros},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={192 1},
  pages={185-90}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether, when, and how rates of short-term neonatal complications increase beyond 37 weeks of gestation. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study was conducted of all low-risk, term, cephalic, and singleton births that were delivered at the University of California, San Francisco, between 1976 and 2001. Primary outcomes included neonatal umbilical artery pH, umbilical artery base excess, the presence of meconium, macrosomia, 5-minute Apgar… CONTINUE READING