Pregnancy is predictable: a large-scale prospective external validation of the prediction of spontaneous pregnancy in subfertile couples.

@article{Steeg2007PregnancyIP,
  title={Pregnancy is predictable: a large-scale prospective external validation of the prediction of spontaneous pregnancy in subfertile couples.},
  author={Jan Willem van der Steeg and Pieternel Steures and Marinus J C Eijkemans and J. Dik F. Habbema and Peter G. A. Hompes and Frank J M Broekmans and H J van Dessel and Patrick M. M. Bossuyt and Fulco van der Veen and Ben Willem Mol},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          536-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Prediction models for spontaneous pregnancy may be useful tools to select subfertile couples that have good fertility prospects and should therefore be counselled for expectant management. We assessed the accuracy of a recently published prediction model for spontaneous pregnancy in a large prospective validation study. METHODS In 38 centres, we studied a consecutive cohort of subfertile couples, referred for an infertility work-up. Patients had a regular menstrual cycle, patent… CONTINUE READING

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