Researchers from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in the U.S. were able to prove that endometriosis was associated with the birth of infants who were small for their gestational age.
According to the study, expecting mothers who are suffering from endometriosis were more at a greater risk of complications during pregnancy and at delivery.
It stated that they were at a higher risk of preterm birth, miscarriage, cesarean delivery and placenta previa.
“Endometriosis is known to alter a woman’s physiology in a way that could interfere with a number of stages of pregnancy,” stated Berghella, who is a also a member of the research team.
“Studies like ours help clarify the findings by pooling the data from many studies to give the field a more conclusive answer to a debated research question. The collective data is stronger than any single study alone and often helps shape opinion in the field.”
The research appeared in journal Fertility and Sterility.