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Analysis of heat exposure during pregnancy and severe maternal morbidity

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: Long- and short-term heat exposure during pregnancy was associated with higher risk of severe maternal morbidity in this study with 403,000 pregnancies from 2008 to 2018 in Southern California. These results might have important implications for severe maternal morbidity prevention, particularly in a changing climate. 

Authors: Jun Wu, Ph.D., of the University of California, Irvine, is the corresponding author. 

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