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Do metals in pregnant women have association to preterm births?

Metals are widely distributed in the environment. Recent reports have demonstrated the risk of preterm birth following heavy metal exposure. Preterm births include those occurring before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy, and the rate of preterm births

Folic acid supplementation in pregnancy does not prevent preterm birth

Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin of the B group. Data from observational studies showed that folic acid, which is commonly used to prevent neural tube defects, may have a role in the prevention of pregnancy complications

Prior surgical abortion as independent risk factor for preterm birth

Preterm birth is the number one cause of perinatal mortality in many countries, including the US. Defining risk factors for prediction of preterm birth is an important goal for several reasons. First, identifying women at risk allows