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Babies are harmed by choosing to deliver too early
San Francisco Chronicle

In California, 1 out of every 9 babies is born too soon and many newborns suffer serious health problems, and even die, because of their early birth. Preventing preterm birth (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) is critical to giving more babies a healthy start in life.

Early births are not just a California problem. Preterm birth is a serious health problem that costs the nation $26 billion annually. More than half a million infants are born too early in the United States each year.