«The percentage of preterm births in the United States has been on the rise for decades, and today around 1 in 10 infants who are delivered in the U.S. have gestation times of 37 weeks or fewer. These preterm infants have significantly higher mortality rates than infants who have 37 to 41 weeks of gestation. And this pregnancy-related issue disproportionately affects people of color who may lack access to the quality healthcare that’s often needed — including ultrasounds and fetal fibronectin tests — to diagnose preterm labor. But what if there was a simple, cost-effective way to screen for premature births that one could do on their own? The technology company WHOOP says they’ve uncovered one.»

Article written by William McCleary / Photo by: freestocks



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