Premature birth

Prematurity - a problem no one understands

Premature birth is the leading cause of childhood disability and death, more significant than infection, trauma or cancer. Premature birth affects millions of people in the UK alone, and comes with a high emotional and financial cost to our society.

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babies are born too soon each year.1 million die. 1 premature baby is born every 29 minutes.
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families are affected every year. 8% of all babies delivered in the UK are premature.
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of babies born before the 26th week of gestation are disabled.
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could be saved by the NHS every year if we could prolong all pregnancies destined to deliver preterm by a week

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Borne and premature birth

Borne’s Founder and Chief Scientific Officer,  Professor Mark Johnson, talks about the problem of preterm birth and what is being done at Borne to make childbirth safer for mothers and babies.

Every 29 minutes, a premature baby is born. 
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