9 risk factors for premature birth

In the United States, one in 10 babies are born premature, or between 20 and 37 weeks. A full term of pregnancy is at least 40 weeks. Preterm babies are not only smaller than their full-term counterparts,...

Planned home birth still carries risks

Although women who plan to give birth at home end up with fewer medical interventions during labor, their babies have a higher risk of death and seizure soon after birth, experts warn. Hospitals and...