preterm birth

Obesity Can Trigger Extremely Preterm Birth, Study Says

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Extreme preterm births, or those before 28 weeks of pregnancy, could be caused by obesity, according to a new study compiled by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. In general, a preterm birth is defined as any birth before 37 weeks. Most occur sometime between 28 and 37 weeks, but giving birth before... read more

The U.S.’s Preterm Birth Rate Is Worse than 130 Other Countries (Ouch!)

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Here’s some surprising news -- the U.S. ranks 131st when it comes to low preterm birth rates. According to a new report, “Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth” by The March of Dimes Foundation, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Save the Children and The World Health Organization,... read more