March of Dimes

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Boys a bit more likely than girls to be born early

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boys are slightly more likely to be born premature than girls, and they tend to fare worse, too, says a new report on the health of the world’s newborns. “This is a […]

11/14/2013

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Docs get more precise about full-term pregnancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mom-to-be closing in on her due date? The nation’s obstetricians are getting more precise about exactly how close makes for a full-term pregnancy. On average, a pregnancy lasts 40 weeks, counting from […]

10/22/2013

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Study questions if bed rest prevents prematurity

WASHINGTON (AP) — New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies — bed rest — doesn’t seem to prevent premature birth, and might even worsen that risk. Doctors have known […]

05/13/2013

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