Reducing stillbirths: prevention and management of medical disorders and infections during pregnancy

@article{Menezes2009ReducingSP,
  title={Reducing stillbirths: prevention and management of medical disorders and infections during pregnancy},
  author={Esme V Menezes and Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Tanya Soomro and Rachel A. Haws and G L Darmstadt and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta},
  journal={BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={S4 - S4}
}
BACKGROUND An estimated two-thirds of the world's 3.2 million stillbirths occur antenatally, prior to labour, and are often overlooked in policy and programs. Poorly recognised, untreated or inadequately treated maternal infections such as syphilis and malaria, and maternal conditions including hypertensive disorders, are known risk factors for stillbirth. METHODS We undertook a systematic review of the evidence for 16 antenatal interventions with the potential to prevent stillbirths. We… CONTINUE READING