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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1573-1580

Characteristics, Causes and Early Interventions for Preterm Birth - A Review Paper
Ritu Singh*, Niharika Bisht and Huma Parveen
AICRP-CD, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Home Science, G.B.P.U.A.&T., Pantnagar-263145, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author

This review paper aims to highlight characteristics, causes and prevention of preterm birth. Preterm birth rates are increasing in almost all countries with reliable data. It has become a significant public health concern and a leading cause of infant mortality and morbidity worldwide and often contributes to various health complications later in life. Pre- term babies are vulnerable as many of their organs are not ready for life outside the mother's uterus and may be too immature to function well. This paper is an attempt to understand the many divergent causes of preterm birth and the necessary interventions required. The review paper will also discuss activities designed by the research team of AICRP-CD, GBPUAT, Pantnagar for disseminating knowledge pertaining to pre-term births and ways of investing extra care for better survival chances and health of preterm babies.

Keywords: Full term babies, Gestation, Immunization, Pre conception care

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Ritu Singh, Niharika Bisht and Huma Parveen. 2019. Characteristics, Causes and Early Interventions for Preterm Birth - A Review Paper.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1573-1580. doi:
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