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Women's expectations of management in their next pregnancy after an unexplained stillbirth: an internet-based empirical study.

Robson, Stephen; Leader, Leo R; Dear, Keith; Bennett, Michael Heywood


Background: Unexplained stillbirth is the largest contributor to perinatal death, accounting for one-third of stillbirths. There appears to be no increase in perinatal death rates in the pregnancies that follow an unexplained stillbirth. However, these pregnancies have increased rates of induced labour and elective caesarean section, as well as preterm birth, low birthweight, instrumental delivery, 'fetal distress' and postpartum haemorrhage. Aim: To study the wishes for future pregnancy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2009.01092.x


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