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Risk Factors for Fetal and Perinatal Mortality

Risk Factors

Fetal death is sometimes associated with the following factors: * pregnancy complications including severe or uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes * access to prenatal care; early and adequate prenatal care * maternal health prior to pregnancy (preconception care) * adequate spacing of pregnancies * maternal obesity, smoking during pregnancy * congenital anomalies * infections * placental and cord problems * intrauterine growth retardation * previous perinatal death

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Content updated: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:03:27 MDT