Today’s episode is one that I’ve had in the works for quite a while. A lot of folks have been asking for it so I’m excited to bring you this episode about preterm birth. I will follow up this one with episodes on the two most common causes of preterm birth so stay tuned for those, as well.
Preterm birth is relatively common. In this episode we're going to go into what it is and what might cause it. There are some physical risk factors that you can't do anything about (like your height!) and there are behavioral factors that you are able to change, some more effective than others. Ultimately, there’s not a lot that we can do that will have an impact on whether you have a preterm birth or not but I’ll go over what we can.
In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:
- What does preterm birth refer to
- How common is it
- What are some of the risk factors
- How does reproductive history impact level of risk
- What role do genetic factors play
- How does race affect the likelihood of preterm birth
- What are some ways to potentially reduce risks
- What are some possible treatments
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