Tag "Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth"

November 17 has been designated as World Prematurity Day. It is designed to raise awareness of the risks of premature birth — now the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States. An estimated one in eight babies are › Continue Reading

A significant portion of preterm births might be avoided by reducing or eliminating three major risk factors. A new Cincinnati Children’s study shows that as many as 25 percent of preterm births might be attributed to abnormalities in the interval › Continue Reading

A recent study by Emily DeFranco, DO, MS, Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth, found that black women are more likely to have early preterm births, between 16 and 22 weeks. The racial disparity in what are known as “previable” › Continue Reading

The March of Dimes released its eight annual report card rating cities, states, and the United States as a whole on the percentage of preterm births. The US received a “C” rating with a 9.6 percent preterm birth rate while › Continue Reading

Dr. Louis Muglia, director of Cincinnati Children’s Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth, is committed to stopping premature births before they occur. He’s leading a research effort with the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative to identify and › Continue Reading

Each year, 15 million babies worldwide are born too soon. In the United States, 1 in every 9 babies is born preterm. And in an average week in Ohio, 322 babies arrive early. On Ohio’s most recent March of Dime’s › Continue Reading

A new study published in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and co-authored by Emily DeFranco of the Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth at Cincinnati Children’s concludes that short intervals between pregnancies results in decreased pregnancy length overall. DeFranco, › Continue Reading

A study published in the British Medical Journal finds that healthy diets in pregnant women are linked to a lower likelihood of early delivery, and Dr. Louis Muglia, co-director of the Perinatal Institute and director of the Center for Prevention › Continue Reading