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Preterm Birth & Risk to Babies

Newborn babies should weigh NOT LESS than 5.5 pounds.

Births with LOW Birth Weight as Percent of All Births:
Alabama 10.6%
USA 8.2%

 

 

A Full-Term Pregnancy normally lasts 40 weeks.

Every week — even every day — that this full-term pregnancy is shortened, can have negative effects on the baby.

Here are just a few of the SERIOUS RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PRE-TERM BIRTH:

admission to newborn ICU / hospital re-admission /

respiratory problems / sepsis / jaundice /

feeding & sucking problems / temperature regulation problems /

brain injuries, i.e. cerebral palsy / school problems / behavior problems, i.e. ADHD /

obesity & reduced insulin sensitivity

In Alabama, Non-Hispanic Blacks are 46% more likely to have preterm births than whites – they also abort at 3 TIMES the rate of whites (almost 60% of all abortions in AL are procured by Black women)…

Does anyone see a connection here?
Abortion can dramatically increase the risk of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies… over 125 published studies worldwide show this abortion-preterm birth link…

 

In conclusion, 2 simple steps should DRAMATICALLY DECREASE PRETERM BIRTHS  —   & THUS DECREASE SERIOUS RISKS TO BABIES:

1) For elective births, let the baby begin the labor/birth process, normally at 40 weeks — it's Worth the Weight to Wait!!

2) Avoid Abortion to avoid compromising the mother's (your) cervix … this will protect against unplanned preterm labor and preterm birth in future pregnancies.

 

ELECTIVE DELIVERY SHOULD BE ELECTIVE FOR THE BABY!!

LET THE BABY START LABOR…

"39 Weeks …& Counting"