In other words, it is the birth that takes place before the 37th week of pregnancy. Newborn babies born prematurely in this way are called premature babies. Premature babies, especially those born very prematurely, often have complex medical problems. The medical problems and complications encountered vary from baby to baby. But the earlier the baby is born, the higher the risk of complications.
What are the ways to prevent premature birth?
While the exact cause of preterm birth is often unknown, there are some things that can be done to reduce the risk. These precautions are more important especially in pregnant women who are in the risk group for premature birth. Possible applications may include; • Progesterone supplements: The risk of preterm birth can be reduced by taking progesterone supplements to women with a history of preterm birth, a short cervix (cervix), or both. •