A preterm birth is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the baby is due. In other words, a premature birth is one that occurs before the start of the 37th week of pregnancy. Normally, a pregnancy usually lasts about 40 weeks. Premature birth gives the baby less time to develop in the womb. Premature babies, especially those born earliest, often have complicated medical problems. Developing baby goes through the major growth in the final stages of pregnancy. If the baby is born earlier, there will be a higher risk of disability.
Related Journals of Preterm Birth
Clinics in Mother and Child Health, Neonatal Biology Journal, Gynecology Journal, Paediatrics Journal, Pregnancy Journal, Womens Health Journal, Birth and the family journal,Birth Defects Research Part A - Clinical and Molecular Teratology,Midwifery today and childbirth education,Women and Birth