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How Detroit Is Trying To Help Expectant Mothers Who Need It Most

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact

Detroit's infant mortality rate is twice the national average and the highest among large American cities, but a new initiative in the city is trying ...

STUDY: Preterm Birth Risk Linked To Chemicals Found In Personal Care Products

Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/18/2013 05:24 PM EST on LiveScience Pregnant women exposed to phthalates, a group of hormone-...

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...

Surprising Factor Ups Risk For Preterm Birth

Posted 07.09.2013 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/08/2013 04:30 PM EDT on LiveScience Babies conceived in the spring may be at increased risk ...

Study Shows Mom's Weight Could Increase Risk For Preterm Birth

Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/11/2013 04:06 PM EDT on LiveScience Women who are obese during pregnancy may be at ...

Catherine Pearson

How Music Helps Preemies

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents

A new study finds that singing lullabies or playing womb-like music helps soothe pre-term babies and their parents, improving the infants' sleeping an...

Preterm Birth: We're All Vulnerable

Damali Campbell, MD | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Damali Campbell, MD

Many women don't realize they are at risk for a preterm birth. I certainly did not think I was. I did everything I thought I should to ensure a healthy baby.

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

And The U.S.' Grade On Preemies Is ...

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents

The preterm birth rate in the United States has declined for the fifth year in a row, hitting its lowest level in a decade, according to the March of ...

Stress During Pregnancy Linked With Preterm Births

Posted 09.05.2012 | Parents

By: Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor Published: 09/04/2012 03:54 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Babies born to women who experienced ...

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...

When Parents Have to Choose- Heidi's Story

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

Most parents never have to make the decisions forced onto Heidi and Carl. Most can't imagine the pain and heartbreak that they endured. But they endured it.

A New (Old) Prevention for Preterm Birth

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

The consequences of preterm birth are an enormous burden of lifelong disability the world over, and we need another tool in our kit besides progesterone.

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...

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 ...

Ending Prematurity Is the Best Health Reform There Is

Dr. Steve Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Allen

Tanya could have fit into the palm of my hand. She was seven days old, but born two months too early. Glowing under her incubator's special lighting...