Hopeless is defined as a feeling or causing despair about something. After multiple complications and miscarriages, Marchelle Simms and her husband, Greg, knew the feeling all too well. It wasn’t until a chance visit from a high-risk specialist that Marchelle realized there was hope for moms like her. “My husband was in the Marine Corps […]
In this video, Dr. Stephen Crane, chairman of maternal-fetal medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the complications related to early arrivals, and what expectant parents can do to help ensure their pregnancy goes full term.
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.
For the past 17 weeks I have been getting a weekly Progesterone shot in order to try to ward off any preterm labor. Really, in the world of prematurity, Bekah was only 5 weeks early, and that should not have been a big deal at all.