Thursday, December 8, 2011

Premature Baby News 12/8/11

The CDC recently released preliminary 2010 data on births in the US and there’s good news. For starters, preterm births declined for the fourth straight year. Although the rate is still high, it’s clear that progress is being made in preventing premature births.

What an inspiring story! Two emergency responders received special recognition from the Hamilton County Commission for an extraordinary birth -- the successful July 31 delivery of a baby weighing less than a pound!!!

THURSDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A stressful early pregnancy could lower a woman's odds for delivering a boy and raise her risk for premature delivery, a new study suggests.

(Medical Xpress) -- Only 71 per cent of babies born between 32 and 36 weeks are successful in key stage 1 (KS1) tests (defined as achieving at least level 2 in reading, writing and maths), compared to 79 per cent of babies born at full term (37-41 weeks).

Wow! December 8th is a big day for preemie news. Check out news stories here all pertaining to prematurity, the NICU, and the health of preemies. Have a blessed day! 

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