Obstetric and neonatal outcome in women with a history of recurrent miscarriage: a cohort study

Jivraj, S., Anstie, B., Cheong, Y.C., Fairlie, F.M., Laird, S.M. and Li, T.C. (2001) Obstetric and neonatal outcome in women with a history of recurrent miscarriage: a cohort study. Human Reproduction, 16, (1), 102-106. (doi:10.1093/humrep/16.1.102). (PMID:11139545).


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Obstetric and neonatal outcomes of women who had a history of recurrent miscarriage were compared with a control population from 1 January 1992 to 30 June 1998. Amongst a total of 162 pregnancies which progressed beyond 24 weeks gestation in women with a history of recurrent miscarriage, there were four perinatal deaths and 16 babies were admitted to the special care baby unit. The rates of preterm delivery (13%), small-for-gestational-age (13%), perinatal loss (2.5%) and Caesarean section (36%) were significantly (P < 0.05) higher than those of the control group (3.9, 2.1, 1 and 16.7% respectively). The ratio of male to female babies was equal. There was no significant difference in the incidence of hypertension or diabetes between the two groups. Patients with recurrent miscarriage represent a population at high risk of obstetric problems and close surveillance in the antenatal period is therefore required.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1093/humrep/16.1.102
ISSNs: 0268-1161 (print)
1460-2350 (electronic)
Keywords: growth retardation, perinatal outcome, pre-eclampsia, recurrent miscarriage
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
ePrint ID: 187899
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
January 2001Published
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 10:51
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:39
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/187899

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