Welcome to prematurityprevention.org, the most comprehensive source of information for professionals on premature birth and prematurity prevention.
Premature birth is now the number one cause of death of children under 5 years old worldwide, and the U.S. preterm birth rate of 9.6 percent remains one of the highest among industrialized countries. The March of Dimes is working to address the crisis of premature birth at home and abroad.
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New research findings: Microbiome may predict premature birth
March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at Stanford identifies differences in early pregnancy.
Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait Community Education Toolkit
The toolkit teaches pregnant women about the importance of waiting until at least 39 weeks before giving birth.