Premature births are more common these days

@marylynn (127)
United States
May 25, 2007 4:19pm CST
My friend got me to thinking back when I gave birth to my daughter 6 years ago. She told me that the Neo-Natal unit her son is in has 20 babies in it. Pregnant women have so much stress on their bodies today that it hurts our cances in having full term births. One of the nurses that came in her room today while I was there made a statement that 90% of the babies born in their hospital end up being born at least a month or more early. What cam we do as women that can change that statistic? Babies need the full 9 months to grow and develop and they are being cheated out of it too much these days. Check out this post I made on premature births www.associatedcontent.com/article/256673/my_journey_with_my_premature_baby.html
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
25 May 07
I think there's a rise because of fertility treatments (which makes a rise in multiples), women being more stressed, lack of prenatal care and nutrition, the rise in obesity too. I also think there is a lot more toxins in our environment which affects pregnancies.
@legbamel (179)
• United States
25 May 07
I also think that new technology which allows such early preemie babies to live has made a huge difference. It may not be that there are more of them, so much, as that there are more of them that live.
@marylynn (127)
• United States
2 Jun 07
Yeah I think that fertility treatments do cause a rise in the number of premature births. Thank goodness that there is technology put into place to save the babies lives.
• United States
28 May 07
Its really not good. Nowadays no.of women smokers are also increased. I think a pregnant lady should understand her responsibility and if she gets good moral support then it could be avoided. Other genetic problems are different things. Stress management guidence during pregnancy is also a good way to avoid this. Doing yoga is very good way to be stress free. It helped me even during the last moment of delivery.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
25 May 07
i just wonder if what we are seeing is an increase in the suvival rate of premature births rather than the increase in the number as such blessed be
@marylynn (127)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I think that is the case.