Women with intellectual disability at risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes.

@article{McConnell2008WomenWI,
  title={Women with intellectual disability at risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes.},
  author={David McConnell and Rachel Mayes and Gwynnyth M Llewellyn},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 Pt 6},
  pages={529-35}
}
BACKGROUND An increasing number of women with intellectual disability (ID) have children. Cross-sectional, clinical population data suggest that these women face an increased risk of delivering preterm and/or low birthweight babies. The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence of poor pregnancy and birth outcomes in women with ID and/or self-reported learning difficulties in an antenatal population. METHODS A total of 878 pregnant women attending their first antenatal clinic visit were… CONTINUE READING

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