American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Pregnancy Outcomes Among U.S. Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Researchers have found high rates of complications including fetal death, preeclampsia and preterm birth among pregnant women with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Researchers analyzed discharge data from 1,051 hospitals in 45 states in 2010 and found 1,706 women classified by hospital codes as having intellectual and developmental disabilities.