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Introduction to Abnormalities of Pregnancy

by Antonette T. Dulay, MD

Abnormalities that develop during pregnancy may be directly related to the pregnancy or not (for nonobstetric disorders, see Pregnancy Complicated by Disease). Obstetric abnormalities increase the risk of morbidity or mortality for the woman, fetus, or neonate, as do such factors as maternal characteristics, problems in previous pregnancies, and drug use (see High-Risk Pregnancy)

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