November 2019

Preterm labor and premature birth is a reality for families across the nation. An estimated 15 million babies are born too early every year - this is more than 1 in 10 babies. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and the most common reason for prenatal hospitalization.

“Prematurity is a term for the broad category of neonates born at less than 37 weeks' gestation,” said Parker Simon, D.O., neonatologist at Peggy V. Helmerich Women's Health Center at Hillcrest Medical Center.

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