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Table 1 Maternal and perinatal risks associated with preterm deliveries

From: Embryo selection: the role of time-lapse monitoring

Multiple pregnancy
Maternal risks Neonatal risks
Gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, eclampsia, gestational diabetes, thromboembolism, postoperative hemorrhage, operative delivery, etc. Preterm delivery, prematurity, delayed motor-, neuro development respiratory distress, intraventricular hemorrhage, infection, retinopathy, gastrointestinal problems, anomalies
Increased morbidity, mortality Increased morbidity, mortality, long-term health consequences requiring long-term care
Significant increase in health care expenses