TABLE 5-1Examples of Maternal Medical Problems That May Lead to Indicated Preterm Birth

Chronic hypertension
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Restrictive lung disease
Hyperthyroidism
Pregestational diabetes mellitus
Maternal cardiac disease
Asthma
Gestational diabetes mellitus
Pregestational renal disorders
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

From: 5, Medical and Pregnancy Conditions Associated with Preterm Birth

Cover of Preterm Birth
Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes; Behrman RE, Butler AS, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2007.
Copyright © 2007, National Academy of Sciences.

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