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What Parents Can Do to Help Preemies

Hospitals are enlisting moms and dads to work full-time with their premature babies in the NICU<p>A new approach to caring for premature babies in those critical first few weeks or months is being tried out in a number of hospitals.<p>The idea is to put parents in charge for at least eight hours a day of …

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March of Dimes

Our new awareness campaign shows the many faces and experiences of pregnancy and birth in our country.

Graham's Foundation: Supporting Parents of Preemies

parents of preemies<p>you are not alone.<p>When your preemie is born, you set out on a journey unlike any other. Your premature baby is struggling to …

Black Women Bear the Brunt of Premature Births in the U.S.

The U.S. has a higher rate of premature births, ranking above 125 countries such as Rwanda, Uzbekistan and China, according to the new report "Born …

Sociodemographic and Community Factors Contributing to Preterm Birth - Preterm Birth

ABSTRACT<p><i>A number of maternal sociodemographic characteristics are associated with an increased risk for preterm birth. Young maternal age, maternal</i> …

African American Teens Have Greater Risk for Low Birth Weight and Premature Babies

August 29, 2003<p>African-American Teen Mothers Have Greater Risk for Low-Birth-Weight and Premature Babies<p>African-American teens are twice as likely to …

Unravelling the Mystery of Black-White Differences in Infant Mortality

Too Many African-American Babies Born Too Soon

Nearly one out of every six African-American babies in the United States is born premature. In Newark, New Jersey it's one in five. I am a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, and every day I see women who are at risk of delivering early.<p>I remember, quite dearly, one young African-American woman who …

Lasting Effects of Being Born Too Early

For the first time, researchers document why it’s so important to help premature babies develop in utero for as long as possible.<p>In a review of nine …

The impact of premature birth on society

Premature birth is birth that happens too soon, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Babies born this early may have more health problems or may need to …

Premature birth - Symptoms and causes

Overview<p>A premature birth is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the baby's estimated due date. In other words, a premature birth …

Preventing Premature Birth Disparities

According to the March of Dimes, in 2003-2005 an average of 10,056 babies a week were born prematurely in the United States—i.e., before 37 completed …

Minority Women are at Greatest Risk for Having Premature Babies - Doctors for America

February 18, 2011 at 9:22am. 2 Comment(s)<p>Of the 4 million babies born each year in the United States, one out of eight will be premature. According …

Treatments for preterm labor

Preterm labor is labor that happens too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. If you have preterm labor, your health care provider may recommend some …

Vitamin D to combat preterm birth

Infections involving the uterus and placenta are a leading cause of preterm birth, especially the earliest ones that pose the biggest risk to the …

Tommy's - Causes of premature birth

LLETZ and cone biopsy are both treatments to remove abnormal cells in cervical area. LLETZ stands for Large Loop Excision of the Transformation …