Managing Pregnancy Risks
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- Employers spend approximately
$9 billion a year on claims related to premature birth.
National Business Group on Health
- Lost productivity associated with preterm birth
is estimated at
Institute of Medicine
- Each year, medical care for premature babies totals nearly $17 billion.
March of Dimes
Bundles of joy, buckets of cash.
Each year in the United States, one in eight babies is born prematurely. The average hospital costs for a premature baby are 10 times that of a healthy, full-term baby. While doctors can't predict with certainty which women will deliver prematurely, they can identify certain women who are at much higher risk. And all women can lower their risk with good prenatal care.
Be Smart. Be Well. Works
provides information and tools to help you manage the impact of high-risk pregnancy on the workplace. Here you'll find best-practice resources and ready-to-use solutions that will help your workforce benefit from the Be Smart. Be Well. Pregnancy Risk employee website.