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Preterm Labor (1)

Preterm Labor (1)

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Preterm Labor:
Prevention and Nursing Management,
3rd Edition
Margaret Comerford Freda, EdD,RN, CHES, FAANEllen Tate Patterson, DNS, RN
© 2004, March of Dimes
Preterm Births, United States, 1981,1991, 2001
1981 1991 2001 2010
Percent of live births
Healthy People
Objective27 percent increase
From NCHS, 2002Prepared by March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center, 2003
© 2004, March of Dimes
Factors Associated with Increasing
Rates of Preterm Birth
Increasing rates of multifetal pregnancies
Greater percentage of births to women ofadvanced maternal age
Increasing rates of asymptomatic infections,labor inductions, cesarean births andscheduled births
Advances in maternal-fetal management

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