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Preventing Premature Births

Dangerous Premature Births Decline In States That Expanded Medicaid

Kaiser Health News | Michelle Andrews | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

The percentage of babies born prematurely fell to 11.4 percent in 2013, its lowest level in 17 years, according to an annual March of Dimes report rel...

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.