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Premature Birth Awareness Month

November Is Premature Birth Awareness Month

November is the March of Dimes National Prematurity Awareness Month. According to the March of Dimes, worldwide more than 1 million preemies die each year.

It’s critical that moms-to-be know the signs of preterm labor, which include contractions every 10 minutes or more often, change in vaginal discharge, pelvic pressure, a low dull backache, and menstrual-like cramps. 

Women at the highest risk of premature birth are those who have had a premature birth before, those carrying more than one baby, and those with certain uterine or cervical abnormalities.

MarchOfDimes.com is a great resource for moms to use to have a healthy, full-term pregnancy.

The information on MommyMDGuides.com is not intended to replace the diagnosis, treatment, and services of a physician. Always consult your physician or child care expert if you have any questions concerning your family's health. For severe or life-threatening conditions, seek immediate medical attention.