Newborn babies should weigh NOT LESS than 5.5 pounds.
Births with LOW Birth Weight as Percent of All Births:
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"