Full Term Pregnancies Are Important Prevention for Learning Disabilities and Childhood Illnesses.

The federal government and various private organizations are attempting to increase awareness of the need for pregnant women to carry their baby to full term. Carrying a child between 37 and 41 weeks of pregnancy is considered full term by definition. This awareness has been brought to a national scale because many women have been requesting that their healthcare providers deliver their baby several weeks before the full term is completed. Many forms of research suggest that a child that is not carried to full term may struggle with learning disabilities and is at a higher risk of early health problems as a result of premature birth.