I know this is a very old discussion, but I remembered it and thought of it today when Mom29 in another discussion pointed out a study from Nov.2011, following the "campaign against premature births" where the rates of NICU admissions decreased, but the rate of stillbirths increased.
http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Ab ... of.12.aspx
CONCLUSION: A policy limiting elective delivery before 39 weeks of gestation was followed by changes in the timing of term deliveries. This was associated with a small reduction in NICU admissions; however, macrosomia and stillbirth increased.
I wonder if the March of Dimes is going to reconsider their position if more research like this comes out.
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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