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Think 39 Weeks! November is Prematurity Awareness Month.

November 13, 2013 | Infant and Child Health | 0 comments | Author:

Did you know that babies aren’t fully developed until at least 39 weeks in the womb?

Being pregnant 39 weeks gives your baby’s body all the time it needs to grow (Read more).   Important developments of the brain, lungs and eyes occur in the last few weeks of pregnancy.

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Babies born too early may have more health problems at birth and later in life than babies born later.

In Florida, one in every eight babies is born too soon.

 November is Prematurity Awareness Month.  Weiss Pediatric Care is joining the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County  (Healthy Start Coalition) to focus our community’s attention on the serious problem of babies being born too soon.

While we recognize that if there are problems with the pregnancy or the baby’s health, you may not have a choice about when to have your baby and may need to deliver early. But if you have a choice and you are planning to schedule your baby’s birth, wait until at least 39 week.  As the Florida March of Dimes campaign reminds us – Healthy babies are worth the wait! 

For additional information and resources you can trust, check out March of Dimes’ Think 39 Weeks by clicking here.

 

 

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