Journal article

The role of life events in different categories of preterm birth in a group of women with previous poor pregnancy outcome.

MJ Honnor, SR Zubrick, FJ Stanley

Eur J Epidemiol | Published : 1994


The aim of the present study was to determine whether mothers reporting more life events experience more preterm births following both complicated and uncomplicated pregnancies. A Life Events Inventory was administered prospectively to women at high risk for poor obstetric and neonatal outcomes who took part in the Pregnancy Home Visiting Program (PHVP), a randomized controlled trial of the effect of a programme of antenatal home visits by midwives on the incidence of preterm birth. This study took place in Western Australia in the years 1984-1987. All women in the study had had a previous poor pregnancy outcome. The women were classified into two groups--those with complicated and those wit..

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