WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW)– In the United States, one in ten babies are born premature according to March of Dimes.
November 17 is World Prematurity Day to bring awareness to the extra care premature babies need and the risks women face that could lead to premature birth.
Diabetes, previous cervix surgery, hypertension and more are all things that should be checked during pregnancy.
“If a mother has underlying known conditions, these need to be properly treated and adequately controlled to help reduce those risks,” said Doctor Jason Patzwald of Marshfield Clinic.
If you are an expecting mother, Doctor Patzwald said there is no such thing as a bad question and prevention can go a long way to avoid premature births.
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