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130: How to Prepare for a Preterm Delivery

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, so it’s a good time for us to discuss the basics. In today’s show, we’re talking about risk factors for preterm delivery and other information you need to know about this frightening experience.

In this episode...

  • Prematurity is the leading cause of death for children under five across the world---and the rate in the US keeps rising. [1:47]

  • A history of preterm delivery is the #1 risk factor for another preterm delivery. [6:51]

  • Many medical conditions and lifestyle habits can increase the chances of preterm delivery. [21:27]

  • Conditions associated with stress can contribute to risk factors. [23:09]

  • What you need to know about the four levels of the NICU--and what to expect with each one. [33:14]

You need to be well-informed about the risk factors for preterm delivery, red flags to look for, who you need on your team, and how to prepare yourself.

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