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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), pp. 102-106. (doi:10.1093/humrep/16.1.102). (PMID:11139545).

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: January 2001
Keywords: growth retardation, perinatal outcome, pre-eclampsia, recurrent miscarriage

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Local EPrints ID: 187899
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/187899
PURE UUID: c1fa259a-4a9f-4d1e-90da-2df258e869e4
ORCID for Y.C. Cheong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7687-4597

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Date deposited: 20 May 2011 10:51
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:44

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Author: S. Jivraj
Author: B. Anstie
Author: Y.C. Cheong ORCID iD
Author: F.M. Fairlie
Author: S.M. Laird
Author: T.C. Li

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