Tips for Mitigating the Risk of Preterm Labor

Prematurity is the number one killer of babies worldwide, says Dr. Tony Soliman, a CHOC Children’s neonatologist. Even if a woman does everything right, her baby can still be born prematurely. In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Soliman addresses this serious health concern and offers tips for mitigating the risk of preterm labor.

Dr. Soliman encourages women to partner with health care providers even before getting pregnant. Prenatal care and eliminating high risk behaviors, such as smoking, are crucial. In addition, stress can have a huge impact on the health and well being of mom and baby.

Learn more by listening to Dr. Soliman and CHOC Radio host Bryan Mundia.

Extremely Low Birth Weight Program Provides Significant Outcomes for Tiny Patients

Medical advances are improving the survival of babies born at lower gestational ages, but survival – alone – isn’t the best measure of success, says Dr. Tony Soliman, a CHOC Children’s neonatologist.

In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Soliman shares his and his team’s commitment to ensuring not only the survival of this very fragile patient population but to ensuring bright, healthy futures for these babies.

According to Dr. Soliman, there’s no program on the West Coast like CHOC’s extremely low birth weight program, which is designed to address the unique needs of infants born at less than 28 weeks gestation and weighing less than 1,000 grams. He says having a specialized team, specific care guidelines and a separate unit – versus the main Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – have resulted in significant outcomes for his patients.

Tune in to hear more about the success of this very special program.