Tag: premature birth

New research links premature birth to mom’s risk of heart disease later in life

New research links premature birth to mom’s risk of heart disease later in life

This headline has raised concerns among women who have had a premature baby (birth before 37 weeks) - and for good reason. In a published study, re ...
New study offers clues as to why some women give birth prematurely

New study offers clues as to why some women give birth prematurely

Why do some women give birth early and others don’t? March of Dimes researchers are trying to find the answer to this question. A new study has reveal ...
Weight gain during pregnancy–how much is right for you?

Weight gain during pregnancy–how much is right for you?

Holiday weight gain can be a problem for everyone. During pregnancy, it is especially important to gain a healthy amount of weight. Gaining too much o ...

Smoking increases the chance of premature birth

Although many people know that smoking during pregnancy can cause problems, 10% of pregnant women reported smoking during the last 3 months of pregnan ...
Join in World Prematurity Day activities tomorrow

Join in World Prematurity Day activities tomorrow

The world will light up purple tomorrow to bring awareness to the problem of preterm birth. Landmarks all over the world will be ablaze in purp ...
Three factors you can control to help prevent premature birth

Three factors you can control to help prevent premature birth

Although there are certain risk factors for premature birth that a woman is not able to change, the good news is that there are three risk factors tha ...
Understanding retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

Understanding retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

Retinopathy of prematurity is an abnormal growth of blood vessels in the eye. It mainly affects babies weighing about 2¾ pounds (1250 grams) or who ar ...
Preemies as adults – are their health problems due to prematurity?

Preemies as adults – are their health problems due to prematurity?

“I was born prematurely. Can my eye/heart/learning problems be due to my premature birth?” This is a common type of question we receive at the March o ...

Stress can affect your pregnancy

Research demonstrates that stress during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for some pregnancy complications. Feeling stressed is common d ...