The average hospital charge for a preterm baby
runs $58,000, compared to $4,300 for the typical newborn.
The omega-3 fats in seafood may protect against having a preterm baby
or a full-term baby with low birth weight.
One preterm baby
can cost $40,000 or more, CIGNA found, not to mention the human costs.
The Johns Hopkins study was noted to be the first trial of its kind to compare the risk for NEC and NEC surgery between premature infants fed human donor milk and those fed preterm baby
African-American women are twice as likely as women from any other racial or ethnic background in the United States to deliver a preterm baby
This is suboptimal or weak in a newborn especially a preterm baby
whose lungs have a tendency to collapse in expiration.
Attacking a pregnant woman and cutting out her preterm baby
- or infant abduction by cesarean section - is so unusual that the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Alexandria, Va.
The target population of this study was Hebrew-speaking couples (mothers and fathers) whose preterm baby
was hospitalized in the NICU of any of three hospitals in Jerusalem during the period of 2000 through 2001 .
If a woman's first child is preterm, her subsequent risk of having a preterm baby
doubles, he said.
We understand that older women have a higher risk of having a preterm baby
, in part because they have a higher risk of having multiples, having pregnancy complications, and having babies with congenital anomalies, three factors that contribute to infant mortality.
If we have tests available that can accurately predict who's going to have a preterm baby
, it would be helpful.
In addition, the costs associated with the care for a preterm baby
are about three times that of a full term baby in the first year.
African-American women are more than one and a half times as likely to have a preterm baby
compared to white women; and disparities persist even when age, education and other demographics are considered.
4 percent of the women in the untreated control group had a preterm baby
compared with 45.
Although 17OHP is inexpensive compared with the cost of care for a preterm baby
, insurers or Medicaid often will not pay for it.