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Prematurity

The length of a normal pregnancy or gestation is considered to be 40 weeks (280 days) from the date of conception. Infants born before 37 weeks gestation are considered premature and may be at risk ...

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Premature birth

Most babies are born about 40 weeks after the first day of their mother's last menstrual period. But about one in eight babies arrives sooner, according to the March of Dimes. A birth that takes ...

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Premature birth

* Introduction * Signs and symptoms * Risk factors * When to seek medical advice * Screening and diagnosis * Complications * Treatment * Prevention * Coping skills

www.mayoclinic.com/health/premature-birth/DS00137/DSECTION=1

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Premature Labor

Premature labor occurs in about 12% of all pregnancies. However, knowing the symptoms and avoiding particular risk factors can lower a woman's chance of premature labor. What is premature labor?

www.americanpregnancy.org/labornbirth/prematurelabor.html

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Infant Clothing

If you are expecting a baby or in the process of adopting one, you're probably bustling around buying baby supplies, baby furniture, and infant clothing. Although you might get some infant clothing ...

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Premature birth

Most babies are born about 40 weeks after the first day of their mother's last menstrual period. But about one in eight babies arrives sooner, according to the March of Dimes.

www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/DS/00137.html

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Fact Sheet: Preterm Birth

What is preterm birth? Most pregnancies last around 40 weeks. Babies born between 37 and 42 completed weeks of pregnancy are called full term. Babies born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy are ...

www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1157.asp

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Premature birth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Premature birth (also known as preterm birth) is the birth of a baby before the standard period of pregnancy is completed. In most systems of human pregnancy, prematurity is considered to occur when ...

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Premature Babies

* Baby Was a Preemie * My Miracle Niece * 32-Week Girl * One-pound, 11-ounce Baby Girl * Born at 33 Weeks * Little Hannah Born at 25 Weeks * Our First Born Baby at 26 Weeks * Born at 27 Weeks * ...

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Premature Babies

A normal pregnancy lasts nine months, or about 38 to 42 weeks. Newborns are considered to be premature if they are born before they are 37 weeks old.

www.keepkidshealthy.com/newborn/premature_babies.html

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