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Premature birth rate in U.S. increases for second year

Premature birth rate in U.S. increases for second year

For the second year in a row, the rate of preterm birth in the United States has increased. The premature birth rate went up from 9.6 percent of birth ...
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

The loss of a baby is one of the most painful things that can happen to a family. If your baby died during pregnancy, in the first days of life, or ev ...
Preparing for a natural disaster

Preparing for a natural disaster

Natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, wildfires, or hurricanes are events that bring an extreme amount of stress. Being prepared can help you c ...

Why is prenatal care so important?

Getting early and regular prenatal care can help you have a healthy and full-term pregnancy. However, a recent report shows that the preterm birth rat ...
More babies being born too soon

More babies being born too soon

For the second year in a row, the preterm birth rate in the United States has gone up. Preterm birth is when a baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnan ...
Zika Care Connect website offers access to specialists

Zika Care Connect website offers access to specialists

A new website has been created specifically to help families affected by the Zika virus. It’s called Zika Care Connect (ZCC). ZCC offers a network ...

U.S. study shows fewer babies are dying in their first year of life

The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. A new report released by the CDC shows that the infant mortality rate ...
Is the Zika virus affecting babies in the U.S.?

Is the Zika virus affecting babies in the U.S.?

Short answer…Yes. The CDC just released a report that measured the number of brain related birth defects in the U.S. before and after the arrival o ...