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Preterm Babies

What Prematurity Awareness Month Means to Me

Elise Jackson | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Elise Jackson

It's important to me to share Elijah's story again during this Prematurity Awareness Month. African-American moms like me face a one-and-a-half times greater risk of having a premature baby compared to non-Hispanic white mothers.

How My Preterm Baby Connected Me To Mothers Across The World

Liz Coyle | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Liz Coyle

From China to South Sudan to Haiti and beyond, mothers giving birth to preterm babies have little time to worry about their babies' long term health and development -- they must first find a way to keep their babies warm enough to survive.

Saving Premature Babies

Jay Winsten | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
Jay Winsten

Although India achieved a historic milestone with no new cases of polio, India still accounts for 24 percent of the world's 1.6 million annual deaths among children under five. This striking contrast begs the question: if polio can be defeated, why not early-childhood deaths?

A New Study Says We Can't Prevent Most Preterm Births, So What Now?

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

A new study out today makes it clear that training and equipping health workers to care for preterm babies is the key to saving the 1.1 million such babies who die every year. That's because we still know very little about how to prevent babies from being born too soon.

Catherine Pearson

New Study Targets Preterm Birth Risks In First-Time Moms

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.19.2012 | Parents

Around 1 in 8 babies in the United States is born premature, increasing the risk for long hospital stays and health problems down the road. But kn...

Catherine Pearson

Low Birthweight May Take A Toll On Cognitive Abilities Later In Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Healthy Living

At just 2 pounds, 15 ounces, Deb Discenza's daughter was what doctors and researchers consider a very low-birthweight baby. Discenza, who is co-fo...

Catherine Pearson

New Study Ties Traffic Pollution To Premature Births

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Parents

With estimates suggesting that one in every eight babies in the U.S. is born premature, preterm births are a serious public health issue. New research...

Too Many Babies Are Delivered Too Early

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Too many doctors -- and moms -- are disregarding advice from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to wait until at least 39 weeks ...

The Adventures of a Preterm Daddy: Part II

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

Somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember an old marine saying about rats leaving a sinking ship, so as the last weekend of April approached, we had the setting for a perfect storm.