Drawing attention to seriousness of preterm births


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Transcript:
NEARLY ONE MILLION BABIES DIED
THIS YEAR BECAUSE THEY WERE BORN
TOO SOON. THE MARCH OF DIMES IS
DRAWING ATTENTION TO THE SERIOUS
ISSUE OF PREMATURE BIRTH ON
WORLD PREMATURITY DAY TOMORROW.
22NEWS REPORTER JACKIE BROUSSEAU
EXPLAINS WHY HEALTHY PREGNANCY
AND CARRYING A BABY FULL TERM
ARE CRITICAL TO MAKING SURE
BABIES SURVIVE.
BABY BOY JAEDEN WAS BORN LAST
SATURDAY THROUGH EMERGENCY
C-SECTION AT JUST 32 WEEKS.
I WAS TERRIFIED, ABSOLUTELY
HE WAS 3 LBS 8 OZ AND I'M NOT
TOO EMOTIONAL, BUT YEAH, I LET
IT GO. JAEDEN'S MOM, CORY, HAD A
PRE-EXISTING HEALTH CONDITION
THAT RESULTED IN THE PRE-TERM
BIRTH, BUT THEY WERE LUCKY.
HE'S A PREEMIE AND HE'S SLOW,
BUT HE'S GROWING. PRE-TERM
BIRTHS OFTEN LEAD TO A LIFETIME
OF HEALTH PROBLEMS FOR THE ONE
OUT OF EIGHT BABIES BORN EARLY
EACH YEAR IN THE U.S.
THE RISK CAN AFFECT THE BABIES,
THEIR ENTIRE LIFE, CHRONIC LUNG
DISEASE, BLINDNESS,
DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS, CEREBRAL
PALSY, SO IT'S A VERY
SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM. FETAL
MATERNAL MEDICINE DIRECTOR, DR.
GLENN MARKENSON SAYS ONE OF THE
KEYS TO PREVENTING PRE-TERM
BIRTHS IS HEALTHY
PREGNANCIES...LOSING WEIGHT,
QUITTING SMOKING AND GETTING OFF
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS BEFORE
GETTING PREGNANT. AND FOR
THOSE WHO HOPE TO ELECTIVELY GO
EARLY...THE DOCTOR SAYS TO
CONSIDER THAT THE BABY'S BRAIN
IS DEVELOPING UP TO 39
WEEKS...AND AN EARLY INDUCTION
COULD ROB THEM OF THAT MUCH-
NEEDED DEVELOPMENT. IN
SPRINGFIELD, I'M JACKIE
BROUSSEAU FOR 22NEWS.
IN SPRINGFIELD, I'M JACKIE
BROUSSEAU FOR 22NEWS.
BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER DOES NOT
ALLOW ELECTIVE INDUCTIONS BEFORE