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New Research Reveals a Way to Help Prevent Pregnancy Complications

Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s think they may have found a way to prevent pregnancy complications like stillbirth and prematurity.

Dr. Sing Sing Way says microbes in a woman’s immune system can cause her body to not only block infection, but to also reject a fetus, which can cause complications during pregnancy. Blocking, or refocusing, a woman’s immune cells could solve this problem.

“What we’ve done is to protect the baby by preventing the maternal immune system from that rejection process,” says Way.

This research project is getting widespread coverage. Here are some of the stories:

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