Survival rates for premature babies have increased dramatically over the last 40 years, and researchers are now focusing on developing neonatal care to minimise the health risks of starting life prematurely.
Pregnant women who also happen to be obese or overweight face an elevated risk of giving birth prematurely. This is according to a study published in JAMA in 2016. The study was led by Dr Sven Cnattingius, Professor of Reproductive Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet. Video on YouTube, produced by Empowered Doctor.