Timing of indicated late-preterm and early-term birth.

  title={Timing of indicated late-preterm and early-term birth.},
  author={Catherine Y. Spong and Brian M. Mercer and Mary E D'alton and Sarah K Kilpatrick and Sean Blackwell and George R. Saade},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={118 2 Pt 1},
The growing public health awareness of prematurity and its complications has prompted careful evaluation of the timing of deliveries by clinicians and hospitals. Preterm birth is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and affects more than half a million births in the United States each year. In some situations, however, a late-preterm or early-term birth is the optimal outcome for the mother, child, or both owing to conditions that can result in worse outcomes if pregnancy is… CONTINUE READING
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