It may seem counterintuitive, but a single question is helping healthcare providers take a more comprehensive look at maternal and newborn health. It boils down to incorporating fertility history into prenatal checkups: “Have you ever been sexually active for a year or more without using contraception and becoming pregnant?”
According to a new study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, pregnant women who answer “yes” to that question tend to have shorter pregnancies and smaller babies.
“We undertook this study to improve our understanding of parental health status, infertility treatment, and the health status of future generations,” says lead study…
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