Premature mortality after pregnancy loss: trends at 1, 5, 10 years, and beyond

Little is known on the relationship between reproductive history and premature mortality. Premature mortality has decreased for women in most countries, but a high burden remains [1,2]. There is some evidence that reproductive factors such as irregular menstrual cycles and age at menopause are associated with an increased risk of premature death [3]. Pregnancy outcomes such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes are associated with an accelerated risk of mortality over the long-term [4,5]. However, attention to pregnancy outcomes such as miscarriage, induced abortion, ectopic pregnancy, or molar pregnancy is limited [4].