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Early elective delivery (delivering before 39 weeks of pregnancy without a medical reason) can put babies at risk for breathing and feeding problems, infection, cerebral palsy, and developmental disabilities. Share this video from the National Institutes of Health on why waiting until at least 39 weeks to deliver during a healthy pregnancy is best for mother and baby. [http://1.usa.gov/17LXFvz]

Risks of infections and respiratory problems increase dramatically for babies born before 39 weeks, according to data from the National Institutes of Health. Watch this video to learn more about why it's worth it to wait until at least 39 weeks to deliver in a healthy pregnancy. [http://1.usa.gov/17LXFvz]

Fact: Baby's brain, liver, and lungs go through important growth and development until 39 weeks of pregnancy. Check out this video from the National Institutes of Health on why waiting until at least 39 weeks to deliver during a healthy pregnancy is best for mother and baby. [http://1.usa.gov/17LXFvz]

The baby's brain, liver, and lungs continue developing until 39 weeks. Short of health risks to the mother or baby, it is safest to wait until at least 39 weeks to deliver. Watch this video from the National Institutes of Health on why waiting just a few extra weeks to deliver can be critical for your and your baby's health. [http://1.usa.gov/17LXFvz]

 

 

Last Updated Date: 05/03/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 05/03/2013