What is Prematurity?

With the advancement of medicine and prenatal care, prematurity is declining in the United States.

In 2006, the pre-term birth rate was 12.8 percent, and in 2013 it dropped to 11.4.

Even with these advancements, 1 in 9 babies are born prematurely in the U.S. each year.

Tony Soliman, M.D is here to discuss prenatal care and prematurity, the risk factors and possible prevention.
What is Prematurity?
Featured Speaker:
Tony Soliman, M.D., medical director
Antoine Soliman, M.D., serves as the Medical Director of Miller Children’s NICU, a part of the Pediatrix Medical Group practice at MemorialCare.

Dr. Soliman was formerly the Director of the Small Baby Unit at Children’s Hospital Orange County and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at the Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania and completed both his internship and residency in Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Subsequently he completed his fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine at the UCLA/Cedars-Sinai program, joining the faculty there to continue his early research efforts in innate immunity and mechanisms of inflammation in necrotizing enterocolitis.

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