Full Term Births Increase
5:24 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Fewer Pre-Term Babies In Washington

Premature births add increased risk of lifelong complications.

Mothers in Washington are carrying their babies longer in the womb to protect against complications. Just a few years ago, if a baby was born at 37 weeks which is two weeks early it was still considered full-term. Now, research has shown babies born two weeks early are more likely to have medical problems.

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