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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

Prematurity and Preterm Birth

Professional Resource Brief

Web Sites

Association for Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Professional and patient resources on prematurity and the Late Preterm Infant Initiative.

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.

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Author: Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Digital Library
August 2012.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.