World Prematurity Day - November 17, 2019

World Prematurity Day is observed on 17 November each year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. 

Each year, there are about 15 million babies around the world be born prematurely or before 37 weeks of gestation each year.

Out of that number, about 1 million do not survive, despite the advancement in medical care. Prematurity remains the leading cause of death in children under five years.

Risk factors for premature birth?

No clear cause is seldom identified, but according to experts followings are some risk factors.
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Infections
  • Chronic health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure

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