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Importance of prenatal care in reducing stillbirth

The concept of screening for complications prior to delivery originated more than 100 years ago. Initially, prenatal care focused on detecting preeclampsia to reduce maternal mortality with visits weighted toward the third trimester. This, together with increasing hospitalization and early delivery for women with preeclampsia, markedly reduced maternal mortality and reduced stillbirths as well. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.


Goldenberg, R. L., & McClure, E. M. (2018). Importance of prenatal care in reducing stillbirth. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 125(2), 148. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.14696

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