Tag "prematurity"

If you’re pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you’re probably aware of how common premature birth is. Every year in the United States, 380,000 babies are born prematurely, or when a baby is born before 37 weeks of gestation. This › Continue Reading

Some babies who are born prematurely require long durations of respiratory support due to underdeveloped lungs and are given a clinical diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Over the past 20 years, research has fueled improvement in the clinical care and › Continue Reading

About 1 in 10 babies are born premature, defined as being born before 37 weeks, each year in the United States. And, in most cases, the cause of prematurity is unknown. My oldest daughter was born nearly three months too early, and › Continue Reading

The local event Bluegrass for Babies is working to raise money to support a study by Louis Muglia, MD, PhD, researching the environmental factors that could contribute to premature birth. Anne Schneider and her husband created the Healthy Roots Foundation, › Continue Reading

In Memory of Liam

The story of our son Liam’s life is the story no parent wants to tell, but we do and we tell it for a reason. We can never have Liam back, but his memory is helping us make something good › Continue Reading

Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s think they may have found a way to prevent pregnancy complications like stillbirth and prematurity. Dr. Sing Sing Way says microbes in a woman’s immune system can cause her body to not only block infection, but to also › 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

The Support We Needed

Earlier today the 2014 March for Babies employee campaign was launched at Cincinnati Children’s. I’m honored to be serving, with my husband and daughter, as the ambassador family for this year’s campaign. Our experience with the March of Dimes, and › Continue Reading

Whether it was his intent or not, Benjamin Scot did an amazing thing for prematurity awareness month when he began capturing footage of his premature infant son just days after his birth. You may have seen Benjamin’s video – “Ward › Continue Reading

In an effort to combat Hamilton County’s high infant mortality rate, Bethesda Inc. is providing a $3.2 million grant to help fund a program designed to reduce premature births. The program, which will also receive funding from Cincinnati Children’s, seeks to › Continue Reading

Despite doing everything “right,” in my pregnancies, I delivered both of my girls prematurely. I avoided unhealthy environmental factors.  I went to prenatal appointments. I took my vitamins. Ate a well-balanced diet.  So why was my first daughter born almost › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is playing a lead role in an unprecedented research effort in Ohio focused on preventing premature births – the leading cause of infant deaths. The March of Dimes is investing $10 million for five years of collaborative research › Continue Reading

With nearly a half million American babies born prematurely each year, U.S. News & World Report is hosting a special Twitter chat this week to explore the problem. #Preemies Twitter chat will be held May 23 from 2 p.m. to › Continue Reading

As we gear up for the year ahead and the progress it inevitably holds, we pause to look back at the people and events that shaped the medical center and the future of pediatric healthcare at Cincinnati Children’s over the › Continue Reading

Smoking marijuana during pregnancy may be more dangerous than you think, according to the latest research from Cincinnati Children’s. A study led by Sudhansu K. Dey, PhD, director of the Division of Reproductive Science at Cincinnati Children’s, and his colleagues › Continue Reading

New research from Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Minnesota suggests it may someday be possible to develop a vaccine to prevent premature birth. Because fetal tissue contains material from both the mother and the father, it raises the risk › Continue Reading

Patients at Cincinnati Children’s receive some of the best care in the country, according to the latest hospital rankings by US News and World Report. Overall, Cincinnati Children’s ranked third among all Honor Roll hospitals in the magazine’s 2012 Best › Continue Reading

Not long ago, hospitals worked independently and information about medical advances in patient care was shared only in professional journals or at medical conferences. Today, however, evidence-based collaboration is the name of the quality improvement game that’s advancing child health › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is leading the way in meeting national goals for delivering the smallest preemies at the places that are best equipped to handle them. A compendium of U.S. Public Health Services/Department of Health and Social Services goals and objectives, › Continue Reading

Ordering hormonally charged teenagers not to have sex is probably not the most effective strategy for avoiding pregnancy.   Although the national birth rate for girls ages 15 to 19 decreased 2 percent between 2007 and 2008, the United States still › Continue Reading

Statewide Program Significantly Reduces Inappropriate Scheduling of Births before 39 Weeks Cincinnati Children’s News Release A statewide Ohio program significantly reduced the monthly rate of inappropriately scheduled births before 39 weeks gestation, helping to avoid expensive neonatal intensive care unit › Continue Reading

We all know computers can do amazing things. But reduce preterm births? No way, right? Well, maybe. One of our neonatologists presented research at the annual meeting of Pediatric Academic Societies earlier this month that explains how. Through computer analysis › Continue Reading

A new study in the Lancet offers good news in showing that death rates in children under 5 are dropping in many countries, according to data from 187 nations from 1970 to 2010.  The study notes that 7.7 million children › Continue Reading

A recap of this week’s news stories (in no particular order) that caught our eye … let us know what you think. Comment below or follow us on Twitter @CincyChildrens for more health news! Oxygen Therapy May Help Preemies Avoid › Continue Reading

A report released today by Cincinnati Children’s and the strategic planning initiative Vision 2015 indicates that many children in Northern Kentucky face a future of poor health as they are threatened by unhealthy environments.  If you’re not familiar with Cincinnati-area › Continue Reading