In pregnancy almost all of the mother’s organ systems need to adapt, and several factors, such as age, ethnicity, and genetic factors all affect how well she adapts to being pregnant. There are four reasons why the mother’s body needs to adapt.
What is a ‘normal delivery’? Normal time of delivery is between 38 and 41 weeks since the LMP (which is between 36 and 39 weeks gestation) Approx 70% of all babies are born at this gestation, and 80% within 1 month of the predicted date
Cardiac abnormalities in children are predominantly congenital. Cardiac abnormalities are the largest group of congenital defects Epidemiology 8 per 1000 children have a significant congenital cardiac abnormality 1 in 10 still births have a cardiac abnormality 10-15% of cases have more than one abnormality