Be aware of common causes of prematurity

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Valley News - Health
TEMECULA – Expectant mothers follow strict prenatal guidelines to protect their physical health and the health of the developing child. Women can take various steps to help their unborn children make it to full term, but some factors that are beyond their control and may lead to prematurity. A premature birth is one that takes place more than three weeks before the baby’s estimated due date, according to the Mayo Clinic. Premature births occur before the 37th week of pregnancy, which is considered full term. Prematurity may be staged as late, moderately, very or extremely preterm depending on when the baby is born. Most premature births occur in the late preterm stage between 34-36 weeks. Babies born at less than 32 weeks of pregnancy or earlier are very or extremely preterm. Som
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