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Intrapartum asphyxia and birth trauma was the major underlying cause of perinatal death, with a rate of 4.
No significant association appeared between type of delivery and risk of perinatal death, but women with a history of cesarean delivery were significantly more likely to experience miscarriage or stillbirth on a subsequent pregnancy, as well as placenta previa, placenta accreta, and placental abruption.
The Minister made the call during the Advocacy and Sensitization Meeting on Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR), held recently in Abuja.
In 2012, authors of a systematic review on IOL for improving birth outcomes for women at or beyond term concluded that, compared with expectant management, IOL at or beyond 41 weeks was associated with a statistically significant reduction in all-cause perinatal death (relative risk [RR], 0.
The most common cause of perinatal death was prematurity and low birth weight.
Objective: To determine the prospective risk of stillbirth, perinatal death and neonatal morbidities in twins.
Further, an estimated two million pregnancies annually are affected by mother-to-child-transmission of HIV and/or syphilis, resulting in high rates of stillbirth, spontaneous abortion, low birth weight and perinatal death.
Key Words: Pregnancy, maternal age, maternal complications, perinatal death.
Background: Perinatal death refers to death of fetus or newborn around the time of delivery and includes both fetal deaths (at least 20 weeks of gestation) and early neonatal deaths.
Many studies of American home birth show that planned home birth with a midwife has a perinatal death rate at least triple that of a comparable hospital birth.
Most perinatal deaths were associated with women aged 20 to 39 years (95%) and rates of perinatal death were nearly equal in primigravid and multiparous women (48% vs 52%, respectively).

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