Premature birth is a serious health problem. Premature babies are at increased risk for newborn medical complications and face an increased risk of lifelong health problems. A premature delivery occurs before a mother has completed her 37th week of pregnancy. In the United States, about 12.8 percent of babies (more than half a million a year) are born prematurely.
The program's high-risk pregnancy specialists educate, evaluate, diagnose and treat women at risk for preterm delivery. Women with one or more of the following conditions may be at increased risk for preterm birth:
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Penn high-risk pregnancy specialists work to keep at-risk mothers and their babies safe and healthy.