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Impact of environmental factors and poverty on pregnancy outcomes.
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PMID:  18463465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Studies have indicated that various societal factors such as toxicant exposure, maternal habits, occupational hazards, psychosocial factors, socioeconomic status, racial disparity, chronic stress, and infection may impact pregnancy outcomes. These outcomes include spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, alterations in the development of the fetus, and long-term health of offspring. Although much is known about individual pregnancy outcomes, little is known about the associations between societal factors and pregnancy outcomes. This manuscript reviews some of the literature available on the effects of the above-mentioned societal factors on pregnancy outcomes and examines some potential remedies for preventing adverse pregnancy outcomes in the future.
Rebekah L Weck; Tessie Paulose; Jodi A Flaws
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1532-5520     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-08     Completed Date:  2008-06-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0070014     Medline TA:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  349-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Life Style
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Pregnancy Outcome*
Social Class
Stress, Physiological / complications*,  epidemiology,  prevention & control
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