Prematurity Risk Reduction
Connection to community resources, health & wellness education, and stress management classes for any pregnant person who is at risk of having a preterm birth.
Educational presentations also available for community agencies.
Preterm birth is the leading cause of infant death in Tarrant County.
Preterm birth is when a baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, or more than three weeks early. Babies that are born too early can have health complications, such as brain damage, breathing and vision problems. Even “late preterm” babies (those born between 34 and 36 weeks gestation) are at increased risk for serious health problems compared with babies born full-term. Health problems facing late preterm babies include feeding difficulties, breathing and vision problems and jaundice. For babies, delaying a preterm birth by even one or two weeks can make a difference in their survival.
For referral or to request a presentation or outreach at local community events:
For more information about any of the services in English or Spanish, contact: