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Simple Steps to Help Eliminate Preterm Births

Preterm Birth

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  • Women with vitamin D levels of 40 ng/mL or higher had a 57 percent lower risk of preterm birth compared to those with levels of 20 ng/mL or less
  • Supplementation with the omega-3 fat DHA during pregnancy increased gestation by about three days while also reducing early preterm births (those before 34 weeks of pregnancy)
  • Calcium buildup in the womb may be involved in preterm births, particularly those caused by the water breaking too early

By Dr. Mercola

Preterm birth, which is defined as a baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, is incredibly common in the U.S, affecting 1 out of every 10 infants.


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