The perinatal effects of delayed childbearing.

  title={The perinatal effects of delayed childbearing.},
  author={K. Shinta Joseph and Alexander C. Allen and Linda Dodds and Linda Ann Turner and Heather Scott and Robert M. Liston},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={105 6},
OBJECTIVE To determine if the rates of pregnancy complications, preterm birth, small for gestational age, perinatal mortality, and serious neonatal morbidity are higher among mothers aged 35-39 years or 40 years or older, compared with mothers 20-24 years. METHODS We performed a population-based study of all women in Nova Scotia, Canada, who delivered a singleton fetus between 1988 and 2002 (N = 157,445). Family income of women who delivered between 1988 and 1995 was obtained through a… CONTINUE READING
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