Prematurity and Preterm Birth
Professional Resource Brief
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Premature Birth
Information for consumers on problems of preterm deliveries, warning signs of preterm labor, risk factors, links to professional information.
March of Dimes Prematurity Prevention Resource Center
Information and tools on prematurity and prematurity prevention, including community based programs (Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait and others), public service announcements, state report cards, and professional education modules. The Prematurity Prevention Network provides a message board for sharing information.
Medline Plus: Premature Babies
Fact sheets, news, patient handouts, videos, nutrition, coping, specific conditions, related and financial issues.
National Premature Infant Health Coalition
Preemie Matters newsletter and resources contributed by members. It is managed by the National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition. NPIHC also has an open Facebook group for health professionals and parents.
A large body of journal literature on premature infants and preterm birth can be researched on PubMed, the online database of the National Library of Medicine. Use this automated PubMed search to see recent articles.
Related MCH Digital Library Resources
- Infant Mortality and Pregnancy Loss professional resource guide
- Preconception and Pregnancy resources for families
- Prematurity bibliography
- Maternal Distress in the Perinatal Period and Child Outcomes professional resource guide
Author: Olivia K.
Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Digital Library