Preterm Birth Rate Falling
The U.S. preterm birth rate has fallen to a 15-year low.
Despite the improvements, the March of Dimes says the United States still has the highest rate of any industrialized nation.
The organization gave the U.S. a “C” on its annual premature birth report card.
Premature birth, defined as being born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, costs the country more than $26 billion dollars annually.