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A new study, “Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth,” reports that 15 million babies are born preterm, more than 1 million die as a result of being born early, and three-quarters of the babies could be saved if cost-effective interventions were made.
A research paper which demonstrates that babies born even just a few weeks early have worse health outcomes than full term babies has been published today on bmj.com.
Research conducted at Yale School of Medicine shows that a cesarean (C-section) delivery, which was thought to be harmless, is associated with breathing problems in preterm babies who are small for gestational age.
In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that women who deliver their first baby early are more likely to have a subsequent baby that is small for its gestational age, even when the second pregnancy is carried to term.
Stress in the second and third months of pregnancy can shorten pregnancies, increase the risk of pre-term births and may affect the ratio of boys to girls being born, leading to a decline in male babies.
Antenatal (before birth) corticosteroid therapy for mothers of infants born at 23 to 25 weeks' gestation was associated with a lower rate of infant death or neurodevelopmental impairment at 18 to 22 months of age.
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