I want to join Donna in congratulating you and your baby on reaching 4 pounds 3 ounces! Wonderful news.
The March of Dimes medical staff have extensively reviewed the research on preterm birth. From what we know now, being short does not appear to be a risk factor for having a premature baby. Our Web site has information on the known risk factors. Here's the link: http://www.marchofdimes.com/prematurity/13454_5810.asp
What we are learning is that preterm birth is complex and is probably caused by several things. But there is still so much that we don't know. That is why the March of Dimes is conducting our national prematurity campaign and supporting more research. To learn more about the campaign, please go to this Web screen: http://www.marchofdimes.com/prematurity/5126.asp
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