Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have almost double the rate of repeat pregnancy

08/24/2018

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Rapid repeat pregnancy within one year of a previous birth is associated with smaller babies, preterm birth, neonatal death and other adverse effects. "This study shows that current efforts to promote reproductive health might not be reaching women with intellectual and developmental disabilities".