Robert Preidt
Friday, December 20, 2013

Obstetrician calls for more public awareness of possible complications

Pregnant women who choose to have an early delivery put themselves and their babies at increased risk for complications, researchers warn.

A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks, while an early-term pregnancy is 37 weeks to 38 weeks and six days. In about 10 percent to 15 percent of all deliveries in the United States performed before 39 weeks, there is no good medical reason for the early delivery, according to the researchers.

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