What is Prematurity?

Service: Topics: Organization:
Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach
Antoine Soliman, MD, FAAP
Featured speaker:

Antoine Soliman, MD, FAAP

Miller Children’s and Women’s NICU Medical Director
Specialties:
  • Pediatrics, Neonatology, Perinatology

Antoine Soliman, M.D., serves as the Medical Director of Miller Children’s NICU, a part of the Pediatrix Medical Group practice at MemorialCare.

Podcast Summary

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, one in nine babies are born prematurely in the U.S. each year.