Prepregnancy Health Status Has Strong Associations With Preterm Delivery Risk

Hollander, D.
June 2005
International Family Planning Perspectives;Jun2005, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p98
Academic Journal
This article discusses a study on the risks of preterm delivery based on the prepregnancy health status of women. It is speculated that a woman's health status and health behaviors prior to conception may play a substantial role in determining whether she has a preterm delivery. An analysis of the study results is presented. It is concluded that interventions and policies directed at improving access to care during pregnancy may fall short of the goal of decreasing preterm delivery.


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