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Premature Birth Rates

Catherine Pearson

National Preterm Birth Rate Hits 17-Year Low

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.06.2014 | Parents

The premature birth rate in the United States has dropped for the seventh consecutive year, to 11.4 percent of all births in 2013. Dr. Edward McCab...

Catherine Pearson

Drop In U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Is Good News For American Mothers (Unless You're From The South)

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents

The rate of babies born prematurely in the U.S. dropped to a 15-year low of 11.5 percent in 2012, according to new figures released by the March of Di...

The Dangerous Rise Of Preemie Deliveries -- And How To Stop Them

Deborah Klein Walker | Posted 04.29.2012 | Parents
Deborah Klein Walker

The HHS Strong Start initiative will help to change a system that for too long has allowed healthy babies to be born before 39 weeks. Women and their doctors must stop scheduling early C-sections for non-medical reasons. In addition, hospitals and health systems must adhere to standards set by professional organizations that have tried to push for change.

Catherine Pearson

U.S. Gets 'C' In Premature Birth Rates

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.31.2011 | Parents

The U.S. earned improved marks in curbing premature birth rates, according to the March of Dimes' most recent annual report card. This year, the nonpr...