In Summit County, 47 percent of infant deaths from 2000-2009 were attributable to preterm birth. One key treatment is progesterone, a hormone that has been clinically shown to reduce the risk of preterm birth by as much as 35 to 45 percent for moms who are at risk.
Families share their experiences with Akron Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
When my daughter, Everly, was born prematurely at 33 weeks I quickly learned that nurses can make or break your time in the NICU. Nurses are primarily the ones caring for your baby and communicating with you as a parent. I basically spent every waking hour with my daughter, but at night, I found such […]