premature birth - updates

Rappler's latest stories on premature birth


Blood test may predict premature birth

Jun 08, 2018 - 4:02 PM

A report in the journal Science says the test can also be used to estimate the mother's due date 'as reliably as and less expensively than ultrasound'

Baby girl born mid-air on flight to Philippines

Aug 17, 2016 - 5:00 PM

UPDATED The mother whose due date was two months away goes into labor on board the Cebu Pacific Air flight on Sunday August 14 as it flew from Dubai to Manila her fellow passenger Missy Berberabe Umandal posts on Facebook

MID-AIR DELIVERY. Photo courtesy of Missy Berberabe Umandal on Facebook.

Were you born too soon?

May 04, 2012 - 3:23 PM

An estimated 1 million prematurely born babies die every year a new report says

MOMMY CARES. Susan Bryant kisses her son Xander, born 6 weeks early, in the NICU at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Cheap, safe device helps avoid premature birth

Apr 03, 2012 - 7:26 AM

Silicon pessaries have been used to prevent pre term births