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Premature birth occurs in about 11 to 13 percent of pregnancies in the US. Almost 60 percent of twins, triplets, and other multiple deliveries result in preterm births. A birth is considered “preterm” when a child is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy have been completed.

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Health Issues of Premature Babies

Because premature babies are born before they are physically ready to leave the womb, they often have health problems.

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