Complications During Pregnancy Increase Future Risk of Preterm Delivery.

An analysis of data on both the first and second pregnancies of over 300,000 Norwegian women revealed that the risk of preterm birth in their second pregnancy was two times greater among women who experienced a complication during their first pregnancy such as preeclampsia placental abruption, stillbirth, neonatal death, and low birth weight for gestational age. Researchers hope the findings will help healthcare providers identify those at increased risk of preterm delivery.

BMJ, April 2020