Pregnancy Complications

What is a preterm birth?

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    Premature birth is birth that happens too soon, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Premature babies can have serious health problems at birth and later in life. Some women are more likely than others to have preterm labor and premature birth. Learn more at: marchofdimes.org/prematurebirth
  • What Is a Pre-term Birth?
    A preterm birth is a baby that is born not fully developed. In this video, George Emerson, MD, of West Hills Hospital, explains how babies develop, as well as the length of gestation defined as preterm in the U.S. and around the world.
  • A Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of
    Preterm birth means a birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm birth is dangerous for the baby’s health.
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