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Hang in there, moms-to-be: Campaign promotes birth after 39 weeks

10:44 AM, May 18, 2013
Promotional materials by the national advocacy group March of Dimes seek to educate women about the value of staying pregnant for 39 weeks or longer. Visit www.marchofdimes.com/39weeks for more information.
Promotional materials by the national advocacy group March of Dimes seek to educate women about the value of staying pregnant for 39 weeks or longer. Visit www.marchofdimes.com/39weeks for more information.
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Nearly one-third of the babies born at Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital in Weston are electively delivered before they are at full-term. At Aspirus Wausau Hospital, it's close to one-quarter. The target, according to The Leapfrog Group, which surveyed hospitals nationwide, is 5 percent.

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