Woman hit by car near hospital, delivers baby before dying

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Quebec Woman Hit By Car Near Hospital, Delivers Baby Before Dying

A family in Quebec City, Canada is mourning the loss of a loved one but also welcoming a new addition, reports CBCNews.

On Wednesday morning, a 27-year-old pregnant woman was struck by a speeding car while in a crosswalk near an area hospital.

Health workers rushed to her aid and were able to deliver the baby, who is said to be doing well.

However, the mother's injuries were serious, and she succumbed to them by the afternoon.

According to witnesses and authorities, the car was going at an accelerated pace and, after striking the pregnant woman, continued down the roadway.

It stopped upon colliding with two other vehicles, notes The Star.

The driver was transported to the hospital, and police have suggested the individual was ill at the time of the fatal accident.

Risk factors for complications during pregnancy:

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Risk factors for complications during pregnancy

Advanced maternal age

Pregnancy risks are higher for mothers age 35 and older.

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Lifestyle choices

Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs can put a pregnancy at risk.

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Medical history

 A prior C-section, low birth weight baby or preterm birth — birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy — might increase the risk in subsequent pregnancies. Other risk factors include a family history of genetic conditions, a history of pregnancy loss or the death of a baby shortly after birth.

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Underlying conditions

Chronic conditions — such as diabetes, high blood pressure and epilepsy — increase pregnancy risks. A blood condition, such as anemia, an infection or an underlying mental health condition also can increase pregnancy risks.

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Pregnancy complications

Various complications that develop during pregnancy pose risks, such as problems with the uterus, cervix or placenta. Other concerns might include too much amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) or low amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios), restricted fetal growth, or Rh (rhesus) sensitization — a potentially serious condition that can occur when your blood group is Rh negative and your baby's blood group is Rh positive.

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Multiple pregnancy

Pregnancy risks are higher for women carrying twins or higher order multiples.

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