BJOG: Advanced maternal age increases the risk of very preterm birth, irrespective of parity: a population-based register study

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The objective of this study was to investigate whether advanced maternal age is associated with preterm birth, irrespective of parity.
The study concluded that advanced maternal age is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth, irrespective of parity, especially very preterm birth. Women aged 35 years and older, expecting their first, second, or third births, should be regarded as a risk group for very preterm birth.

Waldenström U, Cnattingius S, Vixner L, Norman M. Advanced maternal age increases the risk of very preterm birth, irrespective of parity: a population-based register study. BJOG 2017; 124:1235–1244.

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