Given the limited effects of current interventions to prevent preterm birth, it seems likely that the stage for adverse pregnancy outcomes is set even before the pregnancy begins. The All of Us cohort, if sufficient reproductive-aged women are enrolled, would be in a position to examine social, behavioral, medical, and biological/molecular predictors of preterm birth and its subtypes.
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Infants born at <28 weeks of gestation who survive can experience long-term impacts from subtle abnormalities in respiratory function to profound disability including asthma, early COPD, or long-term dependence on mechanical ventilation. It is unclear how maternal environmental exposures, geographic differences, social factors, or genetic predisposition in the pre-conceptional period or during pregnancy might contribute... more »