Prematurity, a baby born more than 3 weeks early, is the No. 1 cause of infant death according to the latest numbers from the Ohio Department of Health. In Summit County alone, 65 percent of infant deaths from 2012-2016 were due to prematurity. While preterm birth can’t always be prevented, moms-to-be can help lower their […]
When a woman becomes pregnant, she’s inundated with information that often includes numbers – blood pressure count, weight gain, weeks gestation and the list goes on. One statistic she may not be aware of is that prematurity – a baby born more than 3 weeks early – is the No. 1 cause of infant death. […]
One in 9 babies is born prematurely, according to the March of Dimes. For pregnant women who are at risk for delivering prematurely, an evidence-based treatment approach may reduce their chances of having a preterm birth. Below are some common questions – and answers – about this treatment, called progesterone supplementation.
The birth of a child is filled with both excitement and nervousness for moms-to-be. They may wonder – How will I know I’m in labor? Will I have a long labor? What will my baby look like? – and countless other questions.