Pregnancy at or beyond age 40 years is associated with an increased risk of fetal death and other adverse outcomes.

@article{Hoffman2007PregnancyAO,
  title={Pregnancy at or beyond age 40 years is associated with an increased risk of fetal death and other adverse outcomes.},
  author={M. Camille Hoffman and Sarah Jeffers and Jena Carter and Lunthita Duthely and Amanda Cotter and V{\'i}ctor Hugo Gonz{\'a}lez-Quintero},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={196 5},
  pages={e11-3}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine the frequency of fetal death in women 40 years of age or older (AMA). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study of all singleton pregnancies delivered at our institution between the years 1989 and 2004 was performed. The primary outcome measure was the risk of fetal death at various gestational ages. We also investigated the frequency of maternal comorbidities, preterm delivery (PTD), and low and very low birth weights (LBW, VLBW). RESULTS Data… CONTINUE READING