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19 July 2010

Stillbirth risk for 2nd pregnancy

Women who suffered a stillbirth during their first pregnancy are more likely than other women to lose their second pregnancy as well.

Women who suffered a stillbirth during their first pregnancy are more likely than other women to lose their second pregnancy as well, a new study suggests.

Among women with a previous stillbirth, 2% had another with the second pregnancy, the study found. That compared with 0.4% among women who had a previous live birth with their first pregnancy.

 
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