Good data does a world of good.
Research teams across the country are hard at work to better understand pregnancy and the causes of preterm birth.
And they need your help!
You can participate in ongoing research today and change the way we care for and support women during pregnancy. Click on a logo below to learn more about the project and how you (or your pregnant friend!) can participate.
“In developed countries, like most of Western Europe and the United States, the age at which most babies survive, sometimes known as the age of viability, has crept earlier and earlier. Today, just over a third of babies born at 23 weeks, and over half of those born at 24 weeks, will survive. Babies born at 34 weeks have survival rates topping 99%.
Yet, preterm birth is by no means “solved”. Even in the U.S., it remains the second leading cause of death in children under the age of 5, and contributes to roughly half of all childhood disabilities.
This medical “miracle” also presents one of medicine’s most intractable problems…”