Premature births happen every day. Our dedicated team of lawyers can answer your questions. Find out prevention steps and what can be done to help.

What can be done to help my premature baby mature faster and avoid breathing problems?

Premature birth poses many risks for a baby.  When a baby is born prematurely the lungs and other organ systems aren’t fully developed, which significantly increases the risk of infection, sepsis, respiratory distress and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) (which can in turn cause intraventricular hemorrhages (IVH) and brain bleeds, and periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)). These birth injuries can lead…

What steps can I take to help prevent premature birth of my baby?

A: We have written extensively about medical interventions that have been shown to prevent premature birth.  In this piece, we will discuss steps that mothers can take to help prevent preterm delivery.  Of course, all issues pertaining to prenatal care should be fully discussed with the mother’s obstetrician. It is important to remember, as well, that…