Prematurity is the number one killer of babies worldwide, says Dr. Tony Soliman, a CHOC Children’s neonatologist. Even if a woman does everything right, her baby can still be born prematurely. In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Soliman addresses this serious health concern and offers tips for mitigating the risk of preterm labor.
Dr. Soliman encourages women to partner with healthcare providers even before getting pregnant. Prenatal care and eliminating high-risk behaviors, such as smoking, are crucial. In addition, stress can have a huge impact on the health and well-being of mom and baby.
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