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Preterm Labor & Birth: Signs & Symptoms of Preterm Labor and What to Do

Preterm Labor signs and symptoms, from the March of Dimes. Click on 39+ Weeks Quality Improvement to receive a lot of good information, as well as a list of hospitals that meet the March of Dimes Quality Improvement package to reduce elective deliveries.

Risks in Scheduling Early C-Sections (Leapfrog)

Learn about the risks of scheduling early C-Sections, from Leapfrog. Learn about Early Elective Delivery and other Maternity measures. Goal was to reduce rates of scheduling C-Sections before the recommended 39 weeks, unless there is a medically-indicated reason. Patient or doctor convenience is not a valid reason. The best hospitals have a 0.0% rate. Medical experts recommend that babies need at least 39 completed weeks to develop fully, which includes having a fully developed brain and other organs. Updated Fact Sheet in 2022. Hospital survey by the Leapfrog Group. Specific hospital rates are no longer reported publicly.

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