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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....
Bed rest and activity restriction for women at risk for preterm birth: a survey of Canadian prenatal care providers.Download
OBJECTIVE: To explore the practices of Canadian obstetricians, family physicians, and midwives in recommending bed rest or activity restriction for women at risk for preterm birth (PTB) and to assess the decisional conflict experienced by care providers when they recommend these therapies....
Preterm birth is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in newborn infants. With an estimated 15 million preterm births annually worldwide, the global burden of preterm birth is enormous. Despite decades of research, its etiology remains elusive. Preterm birth is a complex phenomenon with...
Background Preterm birth (PTB) places a considerable emotional, psychological, and financial burden on parents, families, health care resources, and society as a whole. Efforts to estimate these costs have typically considered the direct medical costs of the initial hospital and outpatient...