MAIL ONLINE: Overdue babies are more likely to be stillborn because the placenta stops working as well, finds a major scientific review of birth records

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Release date: 2/7/2019

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Dr Alexander Heazell, senior clinical lecturer in obstetrics, University of Manchester, said: 'It is an important piece of work. 

'The placenta ages as pregnancy continues. So by the end of pregnancy it is less able to deliver the oxygen and nutrients needed to sustain a baby.'

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TitleOverdue babies are more likely to be stillborn because the placenta stops working as well, finds a major scientific review of birth records
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date2/07/19
DescriptionDr Alexander Heazell, senior clinical lecturer in obstetrics, University of Manchester, said: 'It is an important piece of work.

'The placenta ages as pregnancy continues. So by the end of pregnancy it is less able to deliver the oxygen and nutrients needed to sustain a baby.'
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7201555/Overdue-babies-likely-stillborn.html
PersonsAlexander Heazell