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Not Quite Ready

Every woman wants to have a healthy pregnancy and carry their baby fully to term. Sometimes, nature wants to move a bit more quickly.

US News and World Report cites a study in The Journal of American Medicine that states preterm births now account for nearly 13% of all U.S. births, compared with nine percent 25 years ago.

Premature births have become more prevalent because women are having children later in life and more are using fertility treatments in order to become pregnant. Both factors can lead to multiple births and medical complications that are likely to result in preterm labor.

If you’re nervous about becoming a new mom a little sooner than expected, talk to your doctor about it, and make sure you’re prepared in case your bundle of joy decides to join you a little early! [US News and World Report]

Posted: 3/26/08