Mississippi State Department of Health

Premature Births in Mississippi


Premature births are a major public health challenge in Mississippi. Prematurity puts newborns at risk for health and developmental problems as they grow, and is a leading cause of early death.

Giving Babies a Healthy Start

Mothers-to-be can give their babies the best start in life by:

Even women who are not currently planning to become pregnant should stay healthy since half of all pregnancies are unplanned.

Find Out More

For more information about Maternal and Child Health Programs and the MCH Block Grant, call 1-800-721-7222.

Your input is important. We want to hear from you about maternal and child health needs, the MCH Block Grant, and programs in Mississippi. Take a moment to share your comments, ideas and concerns with us.

Links referenced

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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