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Hospitals Push for Full-Term Deliveries to Improve Baby's Health

Experts say delivering at full-term can help prevent complications for Mom and baby. Credit: Sam Yeh, AFP/Getty Images Considering an early delivery for scheduling or other non-medical purposes? It may be best to wait. According...Anxious to deliver your baby a couple weeks early? Sorry. It's best to wait it out.

Ten Percent of American Babies Are Born Too Early

More than 10 percent of U.S. births are premature, according to the World Health Organization. Credit: Alex Paleczny, Flickr
The World Health Organization just released its first report on the incidence of preterm birth and found a 36 percent...

March of Dimes Gives U.S. a "D" in Premature Births

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...

Pregnancy labels for medicine?

The Federal Drug Administration is proposing a change to the way medicines are labeled with warnings for pregnant women. Doctors have been complaining forever that data was available that was not included on labels or that the information that was...

It's time to March for Babies

There are many families who are blessed with healthy, full-term babies. There are also many families who face pregnancy complications, earlier-than-expected deliveries, and babies who need weeks or months of special neonatal care. The March for...

March of Dimes urges FDA drug approval

In a news release today, the March of Dimes urged Food and Drug Administration officials to promptly approve a commercial progesterone therapy that appears to prevent some premature births. Dr. Nancy Green, March of Dimes medical director, testified...

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