Low Birth Weight Infants and Preterm Births Name Institution Professor Course Date Disparities related to ethnic and cultural groups relative to low birth weight infants and preterm births Preterm delivery and low birth-weight are birth results that can have negative outcomes for newborn children and their families as well as for our groups and our country in general. Preterm delivery characterized as a delivery before 37 weeks of gestation is "presently the most essential issue in maternal-child wellbeing in the United States."1 2 The rate of preterm births has expanded 27 (1993). Epidemiology of preterm birth. Epidemiologic reviews 15(2) 414-443. Jaekel J. Pluess M. Belsky J. & Wolke D. (2015). Effects of maternal sensitivity on low birth weight children's academic achievement: a test of differential susceptibility versus diathesis stress. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 56(6) 693-701. Martin J. A. Hamilton B. E. Osterman M. J. Curtin S. C. & Matthews T. J. (2015). Births: final data for 2013. National vital statistics reports: from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics National Vital Statistics System 64(1) 1-65. [...]
Discuss disparities related to ethnic and cultural groups relative to low birth weight infants and preterm births. Describe the impact of extremely low birth weight babies on the family and on the community (short-term and long-term, including economic considerations, on-going care considerations, and co-morbidities associated with prematurity). Identify at least one support service within your community for preterm infants and their family. Provide the link for your colleagues to view. Does the service adequately address needs of this population? Explain your answer.