Prediction of maternal quality of life on preterm birth and low birthweight: a longitudinal study

@inproceedings{Wang2013PredictionOM,
  title={Prediction of maternal quality of life on preterm birth and low birthweight: a longitudinal study},
  author={Panchalli Wang and S M Liou and Ching-Yu Cheng},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Preterm birth is a significant cause of newborn morbidity and mortality and strains society's healthcare resources due to its long-term effects on the health of the newborn. Prenatal maternal quality of life (QoL) may be related to the occurrence of preterm birth and low birthweight infants. Few studies, however, have investigated maternal QoL, especially throughout the continuum of pregnancy and the immediate postpartum period. Therefore, the purposes of this longitudinal study were… CONTINUE READING
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