Category: Prematurity

Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar in the blood (called blood sugar or glucose) ...
Protect your premature baby with vaccines

Protect your premature baby with vaccines

By the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Premature babies are so tiny—you may wonder if their immune systems can handle vaccines ...
World Prematurity Day is November 17

World Prematurity Day is November 17

Each year 15 million babies worldwide are born prematurely and more than 380,000 in the United States. Babies born too early may face life-threatening ...
Preventing premature birth: a focus on mom’s health

Preventing premature birth: a focus on mom’s health

It's estimated that more than half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. This means that lots of women may get pregnant but their bod ...
Say “thank you” this Neonatal Nurses Week 2019

Say “thank you” this Neonatal Nurses Week 2019

The newborn or neonatal intensive care unit (also called NICU) is a nursery in a hospital that provides around-the-clock care to sick or premature ...
Increase in the preterm birth rate

Increase in the preterm birth rate

According to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the preterm birth rate in the United States has gone up again. In 201 ...
Taking care of yourself during the holidays

Taking care of yourself during the holidays

Besides the usual stress of pregnancy and getting ready for your baby, the holidays often add more pressure, which can take a toll on your health. Fee ...
Developmental milestones and adjusted age for premature babies

Developmental milestones and adjusted age for premature babies

During the first year of life, a baby grows and learns very quickly. Although babies develop at their own rate, most babies reach developmental milest ...
World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

November 17 is recognized around the globe as the 8th annual World Prematurity Day. Premature birth is birth that happens too soon, before 37 w ...
It’s Prematurity Awareness Month – Come chat with us!

It’s Prematurity Awareness Month – Come chat with us!

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and World Prematurity Day is on November 17. Come and chat with us on Twitter. Raise your voice and join us ...