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Credit: Getty Images With back pain, insomnia and fingers so swollen they can barely hold a fork for the rare meal that doesn't result in massive heartburn, in the final weeks of a pregnancy, many women are ready to get that baby out...Over the past two decades, instances of induced labor have increased by more than 13 percent, a number that is, for the most part, attributed to a risein elective, rather than medical, inductions.
The Spohr family. Credit: Heather Spohr
Two years ago, 17-month-old Maddie Spohr died suddenly after coming down with a respiratory infection.Maddie's passing captured the emotions of thousands of parents who had followed the Spohr...Blogger touches thousands with the story of her daughter, Maddie.
More than 10 percent of U.S. births are premature, according to the World Health Organization. Credit: Alex Paleczny, FlickrThe World Health Organization just released its first report on the incidence of preterm birth and found a 36 percent...
By 2010, the federal government hopes to reduce premature births to no more than 7.6 percent born before 37 weeks. It looks like they have a lot of work to do to reach their goal. The March of Dimes recently graded each of the 50 states on a...