The Leading Cause of Death for Babies Is on the Rise

Nov 2, 2016 at 10:32 am |

For the first time in decades, it’s gone up.

You’re just going about your day when all of a sudden, it happens: your water breaks. You’d be excited, except for one major, major detail:

You’re only 32 weeks pregnant. Your mind starts racing, wondering why this has happened and what you should do now.

Preterm birth, which is defined as anything before 37 weeks of pregnancy, happens to a lot of women and it’s a very scary experience. And it also happens to have one major complication.

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The leading cause of death for babies is on the rise for the first time in a decade and it’s a big, big deal.

Preterm birth is on the rise -- find out why that’s such a disturbing trend.