New Study Shows Midwife-Led Birth Centers Improve Outcomes and Lower Health Care Costs

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Research Confirms Low Cesarean Rates and Health Care Costs at Birth Centers, Setting a New Standard of Excellence in Maternity Care

New York’s Premature Birth Rate Drops, Giving Babies a Healthier Start

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In 2009, 12.2 percent of New York’s babies were born prematurely. As of 2011 New York has dropped to a rate of 10.9 percent – a relative decline of more than 10.6 percent in two years.

Neonatal nurse practitioners are vital asset to newborns, parents at Franciscan St. Anthony Health

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 Article discussing the importance of neonatal nurses.

Preemie returns to Fort Worth hospital to celebrate 18th birthday

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Kate McCasland returns to the hospital that saved her life as a premature baby. 

U.S. Lowering Rate Of Premature Births, But Slowly

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 The United States is slowly reducing its rate of premature births, bringing the rate to 11.7 percent in 2011, but the figure is still higher than public advocates believe it should be. 

Study: Communication with Moms of Critically Ill Infants Needs Improvement

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New study finds that miscommunication was common between clinicians and new mothers and can hamper critical short -term and long-term treatment decisions.

U.S. Lags in Global Measure of Premature Births

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 Fifteen million babies are born prematurely each year, and the United States fared badly in the first country-by-country global comparison of premature births, which was released Wednesday by the World Health Organization and other agencies.