Doctors blamed for rise in preterm births

Erring on the side of caution has a downside, study suggests
preterm baby

Preterm births have risen by 40% over the last three decades and early intervention by medical professionals is mostly to blame for the increase, a South Australian study suggests.

While the incidence of pre-eclampsia and small for gestational age declined between 1986 and 2014, iatrogenic preterm birth increased, the research shows.