Late preterm birth.

  title={Late preterm birth.},
  author={Ryan W Loftin and Mounira Habli and Candice C Snyder and Clint M Cormier and David F. Lewis and Emily A. DeFranco},
  journal={Reviews in obstetrics & gynecology},
  volume={3 1},
In the United States, preterm birth rates continue to rise. Many reasons account for this increase, such as demographic changes, infertility treatments, increases in maternal age, more multiple gestations, increasing obesity rates, and maternal comorbid conditions. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests that preterm birth rates have also increased because of a dramatic rise in late preterm births, defined as births between 34 weeks and 36-6/7 weeks of gestation. Late… CONTINUE READING