November: Article on As They Grow: National Prematurity Awareness Month

Mom was having a normal pregnancy and at a scheduled check-up had high levels of protein and was admitted to the hospital at 30 weeks (almost 7-months pregnant.) The family didn’t expect it, but then planned on staying in hospital for 4-6 more weeks when the baby could be born. But the baby had other plans and was born Christmas Eve at 31 weeks, weighing just over 3 pounds. Fortunately, she survived and continued to develop, as premature birth is a leading cause of death among babies (statistics obtained from March of Dimes and prnewswire.com.)

Read more .... When babies are born premature, they basically should have been in the womb longer to develop and grow.

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