Few doctors research stillbirth. Efforts to stop it are minimal. Since the middle of last century, stillbirth rates have barely budged in the United States.
A study of 10,433 California babies born with a very low birth weight in 2010-11 found that many were not referred to a free statewide program that provides follow-up care.
Results from a study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics hold the potential to substantially improve clinical decision-making to determine when a premature newborn is ready for oral feeding.
But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say.
The hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit hosted a two-week Kangaroo-a-thon to encourage more of the skin-to-skin contact.
According to the March of Dimes, 1,372 babies of the 13,000 born each year in the Ozarks are premature.
This year marks the third consecutive year Pennsylvania received a “B,” after receiving a “C” in 2011.
Over the past seven years, the team at GAPPS has worked to increase awareness, collaborations and research in support of their mission to improve the health of moms and babies worldwide.
Researchers pointed to such factors as gestational age and birth weight in proposing that health is the main driver of infant deaths in the U.S.
The United States’ infant mortality rate is fourth highest among 29 of the world’s most developed nations, a new report says.