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Tests for preterm delivery identify only a small number of cases, study finds

Two methods thought to hold promise in predicting preterm delivery in first-time pregnancies identified only a small proportion of cases and do not appear suitable for widespread screening, according to a large study by a National Institutes of Health research … Continue reading

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Preterm babies thrive with mom’s interaction

If your baby is born prematurely, you may feel helpless. But you can help—enormously. Recent research proves it. One study, published in the Journal of Perinatology, found that an intervention to teach mothers of preterm infants how to interact with … Continue reading

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Premature birth: Like mother, like child?

Were you born prematurely? If so, it’s more likely that your own baby will be born prematurely as well. That’s the finding of a new study conducted in Canada. Researchers found that the odds of delivering a preterm infant, defined … Continue reading

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Study: Fertility treatments producing healthier children

Great news for those considering fertility treatment: A recent study has found that the health of children born with the help of fertility treatments has improved substantially over the past 20 years. Fewer babies are being born prematurely or with … Continue reading

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D-fend against premature birth

The sun is hard to find these days, and that can have an effect on pregnancy. Women who have low blood levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely, a new study published in Obstetrics … Continue reading

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