elective births

State Says Early Deliveries Put Babies At Risk

Nov 14, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Here’s a heads up for anyone who may be expecting: Think twice before opting to deliver your child early.

The state Department of Health has launched a campaign to encourage Tennessee moms to carry their babies full-term in an effort to reduce birth complications.

Dr. Michael Warren is the department’s Director of Family Health and Wellness. He says nearly one-third of all babies are now born prior to their due dates, and in many cases for the sake of convenience.