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Adverse childhood experiences are associated with spontaneous preterm birth: A case-control study

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  • More than 1 in 10 infants are born prematurely worldwide, making preterm birth the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Chronic maternal stress is increasingly recognized as one of the contributing risk factors for preterm birth, yet its specific role remains largely unknown. Examining the exposure to stressors over a mother’s life course might provide more perspective on the role of maternal stress in preterm birth. Our aim was therefore to retrospectively explore the associations between chronic, lifelong stressors and protective factors and spontaneous preterm birth.

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    2015
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    Article (Published)
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    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3S756K69
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    © 2015 Christiaens, Inge. This is an Open Access document distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.
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    • Christiaens, I., Hegadoren, K. M., & Olson, D. M. 2015. Adverse childhood experiences are associated with spontaneous preterm birth: A case-control study. BMC Medicine, 13, 124-015-0353-0.