That's really surprising, I wouldn't have thought that it would have made any difference at all as to when you become pregnant in relation to preterm babies.
I wonder if they'll ever discover why the timing makes such a difference?
Women Having Abortions Up Premature Birth Risk 34% Next Time
A new study conducted in the United Kingdom finds women who have abortions are 34 percent more likely to deliver a baby prematurely when they become pregnant the next time and to suffer from other pregnancy complications.
Sohinee Bhattacharya, who led the research at the University of Aberdeen, examined more than 1 million pregnancies in Scotland over 26 years and he found that women who have one abortion increase their risk of premature birth in a subsequent pregnancy 34 percent. Women who have a historic risk of giving birth prematurely up that risk another 73 percent when they have an abortion.
The risk is increased enough, because of the abortion, that 10 percent of all women who have an abortion will give birth prematurely in their subsequent pregnancy that they carry to term, the researchers found.
The results, first reported Tuesday in the London Times, show the risk of premature birth in a pregnancy following an abortion increases substantially when women have more than one abortion. For the hundreds of British women who have four abortions or more, 20 percent of all women seeing to give birth will deliver prematurely, and premature births lead to an increase in the risk of newborn children having physical or mental disabilities.
According to the Times, the study also found that, when it comes to premature birth, surgical abortions are more troublesome for women than abortions using the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug (which has killed dozens of women and injured more than 1,100 in the United States alone). The results indicate women having surgical abortions are 27 percent more likely to have give birth prematurely.
Because of the previous abortion, the study also found women, in a next pregnancy, suffer from higher risks of stillbirth and pre-eclampsia, the blood pressure disorder that can further increase the risk of premature birth and occasionally threaten the lives of mothers and children. Ref. Source 9
Mom Gives Birth to Three Premature Babies in 28 Months, All Survive
Cassana Rason has been called by her doctors a one-in-a-million mom because they know of no other mother who has done the same thing. What is Cassana's special feat? She has given birth to three premature babies in the last 28 months and, despite the long odds, all of them survived.
The moving story helps focus on the fact that survival rates for premature babies are improving. Ref. Source 6
Premature Baby Found Alive in Morgue 10 Hours After Doctors Declared Death
Officials in the capital city of Colombia found a premature baby in a local morgue 10 after doctors declared her dead. Her parents, blown away by the shocking news that their child was still alive, named her Miracles.
UPI news service has more on what happened. Ref. Source 4
Study finds no benefit, but possible harm, from drug used to prevent preterm births
A drug commonly prescribed to pregnant women with a history of delivering babies early provides no benefit. In fact, this drug may even increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes. Ref. Source 8w.
Here we go again, trying to fix things without really knowing the repercussions. I think we are going to "Fix" something once to many times like this and unleash something truly devastating on ourselves. Kind of like the premise of the movies The Omega Man and I Am Legend.