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  1. Activism and News
    Living in close proximity to a coal plant can increase your risk for a premature birth. There was a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology recently that discussed how pollution from coal and oil power plants is linked to higher rates of premature birth. When several plants...
  2. Baby
    New research aimed at optimizing the amount of steroids given to at-risk infants could benefit millions of preemies. Nearly 10% of babies are born early in the United States each year. Infants born early face respiratory issues, bleeding in the brain, digestive problems, as well as many other...
  3. Pregnancy & Birth
    Canadian researchers find that women who used marijuana while pregnant were nearly three times more likely to have a baby with a low birth weight. Premature births and low birth weights are serious conditions around the world, and associated with higher infant mortality risk. The researchers...
  4. Baby
    Scientists have identified a molecular driver of inflammation that might explain the cause of mild infections in pregnant women, triggering preterm births. Preterm birth is a leading cause of illness and death in infants worldwide, according to Dr. Senad Divanovic, an assistant professor of...
  5. Baby
    Mama B. Designs has released a new line of beautiful t-shirts designed to spread awareness about premature birth. The tagline reads: "Buy a shirt, believe in miracles." The line is called Mama B. Miracle Line, and it celebrates the miracle of pregnancy, birth and life. More importantly, every...
  6. NICU & Preemie Parenting
    Hello, My name is Avara and I am currently engaging in a Independant Research Project (IRP) on the affect of the birth of a premature infant on the family unit. I am interested in this area as I am a premature infant myself, born at 27 weeks (13 weeks early) and I know that this had a dramatic...
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