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One out of nine babies will be born early. Premature or preterm birth occurs when a baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Although considered rare, preterm birth can occur in even seemingly healthy pregnancy. Over 450,000 infants are born prematurely every year in the U.S.
Check out our infographic to learn more about the risk factors of preterm birth as well as the complications of premature birth, and learn about prevention and general statistics about prematurity awareness.
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital has the largest neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Pennsylvania, which admits more than 1,800 babies each year. Our NICU, together with the Magee-Womens Research Institute, is pioneering research on preterm birth.
Learn more about Magee’s NICU.