Latest Preterm birth Stories

2013-11-04 14:12:46

Grades released in conjunction with World Prematurity Awareness Month California has improved its grade on the March of Dimes 2013 Premature Birth report card, moving from a 'B' grade in 2012 to an 'A' grade in 2013. California is giving more babies a healthy start in life and contributing to a six-year trend of improvement nationwide. California earned the 'A' report card for lowering its preterm birth rate to 9.6 percent, which is especially impressive as one out of every eight babies...

Lowest Preterm Birth Rate In 15 Years
2013-11-01 13:30:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United States was given an average score of ‘C’ in the new March of Dimes 2013 Premature Birth Report Card, meeting the organization’s target of 9.6 percent and hitting a 15-year low. In the annual report, the March of Dimes ranked each state individually on its pre-term birth rate. With a few exceptions, northern states tended to score higher on the report card than their southern counterparts. "Although we have made...

2013-10-31 23:38:32

Mothers of preterm babies may find that no one understands their unique needs and concerns and reach out to other mothers online. Praeclarus Press, in recognition of Prematurity Awareness Month, announces a new book that describes how mothers of preterm babies often become part of the Virtual Breastfeeding Culture by seeking support via social media. Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Giving birth to a premature baby can be frightening and overwhelming. Mothers may find that no one...

2013-10-30 23:03:39

Early life pain alters neural circuits in the brain that regulate stress, suggesting pain experienced by infants who often do not receive analgesics while undergoing tests and treatment in neonatal intensive care may permanently alter future responses to anxiety, stress and pain in adulthood, a research team led by Dr. Anne Murphy, associate director of the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University, has discovered. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Early life pain alters...

2013-10-17 16:47:02

Medical technology has improved the survival rates of premature infants, but adverse developmental outcomes are a continuing problem. Researchers have turned their attention to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where premature infants spend their first few weeks or months, for potential answers. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied the relationship between different room types in the NICU and the developmental outcomes of the...

Latest Preterm birth Reference Libraries

2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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