Category Archives for PreTRM Community Blog

Our Six Favorite Pregnancy Books to Read While You’re Expecting

Whether you’re a mother-to-be or just looking for a gift for that expectant mother in your life, we’ve compiled some of our favorite go-to pregnancy books. From countless facts to funny stories from mothers who’ve been there and come out the other side, this list has a little of everything for anyone looking to learn […]

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9 Weeks Pregnant: 6 Common Symptoms and Advice

You’re two months into your first trimester, and so many exciting things are happening: It’s the end of the embryo stage! Your baby is the size of a grape and you can hear its heartbeat on an ultrasound! And even though, from the outside, others may not be able to tell you’re pregnant yet, there […]

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7 Top Pregnancy Apps for Moms to Be

7 Top Pregnancy Apps for Moms to BeWhen it comes to pregnancy, the technological advances that can make an expectant mother’s life easier are just as abundant as the medical ones. Each app offers something unique. From community forums and innovative tracking features to next-level 3D interaction with your baby, these free pregnancy apps have […]

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Why Does Pregnancy Make You Tired?

For anyone familiar with pregnancy, it’s no surprise it goes hand in hand with fatigue. In fact, a 1998 study by the National Sleep Foundation reported that 78% of women experience more interrupted sleep during pregnancy1. And while fatigue is normal and to be expected, what causes it? Rather than just one contributing factor, there […]

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Depression During Pregnancy: Symptoms and Treatment

When it comes to depression and pregnancy, there’s a silent stigma still lurking in the shadows. Being pregnant is often raised to an almost-holy status. After all, you’re bringing new life into the world. You’re told you just have this glow about you. People–sometimes even total strangers–congratulate you, ask you when you’re due, or even ask […]

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PreTRM Miracle Babies Survey

Premature Birth Survey Uncovers That Expecting Parents Want To Know if They Are at Risk for a Preterm Birth Miracle Babies and Sera Prognostics PREEMIE survey of moms and dads who’ve experienced premature birth share uncovers the need for more education and communication about premature birth.

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Stephanie’s Story of Prematurity and How the PreTRM Test Helped Her

Long before Stephanie was married, she knew she wanted to be a mom. So it wasn’t long after Stephanie and her high school sweetheart, Brian, got married that they began the exciting process of trying to start a family. A few months after this journey began, the couple was elated to learn that they were pregnant. Sadly, Stephanie suffered a miscarriage before the end of her first trimester.

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LeAna’s Story of Premature Birth

Prematurity not only impacts families, but has a tremendous impact on businesses. It is a national health crisis and is a major financial drain in both lost worker productivity and rising health care costs for employers. Our family actively participates with the March of Dimes charity with the aim of one day eliminating prematurity. By sharing our story, we hope to spare families the lifelong struggles that being born too soon causes.

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PreTRM Test Featured in The Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake Tribune ran an article today (8/15/2016) on Sera Prognostics and the PreTRM test. Entitled “Blood test- developed in Utah- provides women reassurance they will bring baby to term,”, the story highlights the statistics on preterm birth, the detrimental long-term effects of preterm birth, and how the PreTRM test can help you and your doctor prepare if you are increased risk of having your baby too early.

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My Experience with a High Risk of Premature Birth in My Second Pregnancy

I’ll start off with a confession. I read two pregnancy books cover to cover — except for the chapters on high-risk pregnancy. Why would I? It was my first pregnancy and I was perfectly healthy. Healthy weight, healthy blood pressure, never smoked. I had no clue I could be at risk for a premature birth. When I went into labor at 33 weeks it took me completely by surprise.

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