Posts Tagged ‘Preterm’

Smoking And Risk Of Preterm Birth

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017:

Copyright (c) 2012 Morgan D Preterm birth is defined as delivery of a baby before 37 completed weeks of gestation. Preterm birth complicates approximately 12 percent of all pregnancies in the United States and is a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality (March of Dimes, 2003). Among preterm births, a majority of infants (84 percent) are born between 32 and 36 weeks, 10 percent are born between 28 and 31 weeks, and about 6 percent are born at less than 28 weeks of gestation (March of Dimes, 2004). Babies delivered preterm have an increased risk of dying in utero […] Read More →

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