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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Episode 9, Revisited: A Healthy Baby is Worth the Wait

Join a revisited episode of The Conversation tonight, Tuesday, October 29th as we reflect on the new definitions of term pregnancy issued by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists with a look back at one of our earliest episodes, outlining the many reasons to allow your baby to get to full term. 

In the United States, 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely, and in Florida the numbers are even higher. Prematurity is the leading killer of America's newborns, and those who survive often have lifelong health problems. One preventable contributing factor to our high premature birth rates is early elective delivery, via induction or scheduled cesarean.

In this episode, Laura and Cheryl discuss the importance of full-term birth with Dr. Washington Hill, former director of Maternal Fetal Medicine for the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. They learned what his hospital was doing in partnership with March of Dimes and the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions to end early elective delivery.   

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Tune into WSLR 96.5 LPFM or online at tonight, Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00pm ET. The program will also available later in the evening via podcast at

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Maternally Yours, 
Cheryl, Carmela, Ryan and Laura

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