Perinatal Outcomes of Traumatic Injuries During PregnancyEl KADY, DINA MDClinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 2007 - Volume 50 - Issue 3 - pp 582-591 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31811eab82 Prevention of Birth Injuries Abstract Author Information Traumatic injuries although uncommon (affect 6% to 7% of all pregnancies) are associated with poor maternal, fetal, neonatal, and infant outcomes. The magnitude of the problem is most likely largely underestimated secondary to lack of standardized reporting. Newer data are available that stratify maternal risk by type of injury sustained, and may assist in evaluation of the pregnant trauma victim. Long-term adverse events after maternal discharge for a traumatic injury are emerging, and suggest closer monitoring of the patient for preterm labor, growth restriction, and placental abruption during the affected pregnancy. North Shore University Hospital, New York University, Manhasset, New York Correspondence: Dina El Kady, MD, North Shore University Hospital, New York University, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, New York 11030. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.