Other Infant Mortality FAQs

Basic information for topics, such as “What is it?” is available in the About Infant Mortality section. Answers to other frequently asked questions (FAQs) specific to infant mortality are in this section.


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  7. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2003). ACOG committee opinion. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 102(5 Pt 1), 1115–1116. PMID: 14672496
  8. Hassan, S. S., Romero, R., Vidyadhari, D., Fusey, S., Baxter, J. K., Khandelwal, M., et al. (2011). Vaginal progesterone reduces the rate of preterm birth in women with a sonographic short cervix: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 38(1), 18–31. PMID: 21472815
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