Stillbirth and subsequent pregnancy outcome - a cohort from a large tertiary referral hospital

Maria Pekkola, Minna Tikkanen, Mika Gissler, Jorma Paavonen, Vedran Stefanovic

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Objectives This study aimed to assess pregnancy and delivery outcomes in women with a history of stillbirth in a large tertiary referral hospital. Methods This was a retrospective study from Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. The cohort comprised 214 antepartum singleton stillbirths in the period 2003-2015 (case group). Of these, 154 delivered by the end of 2017. Adverse pregnancy outcomes were compared to those in singleton pregnancies of parous women in Finland from the Finnish Medical Birth Register (reference group). Results The rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes were higher among case women for preeclampsia (3.3 vs. 0.9%, P = 0.002), preterm birth (8.5 vs. 3.9%, P = 0.004), small-for-gestational-age (SGA) children (7.8 vs. 2.2%, P 
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Perinatal Medicine
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Jan 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • counseling
  • pregnancy outcome
  • stillbirth

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