Women with a previous stillbirth are at greater risk for another

07/18/2010 | Reuters

A study of more than 300,000 Scottish women found that those who suffered a stillbirth during their first pregnancy were almost twice as likely as other women to suffer another stillbirth during their second pregnancy, although the absolute risk was still very small. The increased risk for a second stillbirth might be attributed to the tendency of some pregnancy complications, such as pre-eclampsia and placental abruption, to recur, the lead researcher said.

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