PTSD May Raise Pregnant Women’s Risk Of Giving Birth Prematurely

TIME (11/7, Rayman) reports that according to “an analysis of more than 16,000 births by female veterans” published online Nov. 6 in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, “women with post-traumatic stress disorder are significantly more likely to give birth prematurely.”

HealthDay (11/7, Preidt) reports that researchers “found that having PTSD in the year before delivery increased the risk of spontaneous premature birth by 35 percent,” and that “recent PTSD” is tied to approximately “two additional premature births for every 100 deliveries.”

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— “PTSD Raises Risk of Premature Birth, Study Says,” Noah Rayman, Time, November 6, 2014.

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