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Risk of recurrence of prolonged pregnancy

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:476

Rapid Response:

Re: Risk of recurrence of prolonged pregnancy

Authors have taken a biased study sample already. A Post-dated (prolonged) pregnancy may also end-up in still-birth. Authors have excluded stillbirths both from first and recurred pregnancies. All we need is to measure the gestational age (post-dated are 42 weeks and above). If still births have a reported and more precisely documented gestational age then they can be included in the study.

Competing interests: No competing interests

22 August 2012
Neeru Gupta
Scientist E
Indian Council of Medical Research
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029