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Short Intervals Between Pregnancies Result in Decreased Pregnancy Length

A new study published in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and co-authored by Emily DeFranco of the Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth at Cincinnati Children’s concludes that short intervals between pregnancies results in decreased pregnancy length overall.

DeFranco, who is also an assistant professor of maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, said, “This study has potential clinical impact on reducing the overall rate of preterm birth across the world through counseling women on the importance of adequate birth spacing, especially focusing on women known to be at inherently high risk for preterm birth.”

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