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  1. Scientists Create ‘Revolutionary’ Artificial Womb. The researchers successfully tested the system on fetal lambs, but they hope that the technology can one day be applied to helping save the lives of critically preterm infants.

  2. Infant massage. In some cases, senior citizens will volunteer as masseuses for the infants. This is therapeutic for both the elderly volunteer and the preterm infant

  3. In the US - from the 1960s to the 1980s - alcohol was used as a method to stop preterm labor. In later stages of pregnancy, the alcohol was administered intravenously and often in large amounts even after the mother had passed out. This often resulted in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

  4. Pressure points near the ankle are contraindicated during pregnancy because, when manipulated, they can cause the pelvic muscles and uterus to contract. Contractions well before a woman's due date can lead to preterm labor, which is not safe for the child.

  5. Nearly 29,000 children under the age of five die every day. More than 70 per cent of the 11 million child deaths every year are attributable to six preventable causes: diarrhea, malaria, neonatal infection, pneumonia, preterm delivery, or lack of oxygen at birth.

  6. Doctors before the 1980s used to try to prevent preterm labor by giving mothers IV 9% alcohol. Sometimes the mothers would be hooked up for over 2 days, keeping them effectively drunk before giving birth. This was common practice until around 1981.

  7. Preterm babies are less likely to form romantic relationships in adulthood.

  8. The use of Crest Pro-Health mouthwash during pregnancy has been shown to be associated with a decrease in preterm births