Thursday, May 17, 2012

Premature Birth: March of Dimes article

I found the Born Too Soon study to be eye opening and sad.  Some of the precautions mentioned in the report, were used on me, such as the steroid shot.  Please read the synopsis on the March of Dimes website or read the entire report.

From the March of Dimes:  Born Too Soon is the first-ever report to document the rate of preterm birth with comparable country-by-country data from around the world, and to identify priority policy and program actions that can substantially reduce the toll of this tragic problem.

HERE is a link to the March of Dimes website

Born Too Soon is a joint project of the March of Dimes Foundation, the World Health Organization, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children.  It also offers commitments to fight preterm birth by almost 50 United Nations agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations.

To find out more and see an interactive map showing the preterm birth rates in all countries in the report, go to

Blog on Preterm Labor HERE

Here are the other chapters:

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