Worth the Wait? The Effect of Early Term Birth on Maternal and Infant Health

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Buckles, Kasey; Guldi, Melanie;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Subject: J13 | I18 | infant health | maternal health | birth weight | induction of labor | early elective delivery
    • ddc: ddc:330

Early term birth is defined as birth at 37 or 38 weeks gestation. While infants born early term are not considered premature, the medical literature suggests that they have an increased risk of serious adverse health outcomes compared to infants born at term (39 or 40 w... View more
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