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At Least 39 Weeks: Worth the Wait

Newborn baby holding parent's finger

With the celebration of Mother’s Day approaching, HCA Healthcare wants to make sure that moms-to-be have the best information to make the right choice for the newest members of their families. Providing valuable information is just one part of our role as a trusted partner through the journey of motherhood.

As a mom, I know that having a baby is an exciting time in a woman’s life, but it is also important to be aware of the benefits of carrying to 39 weeks. HCA Healthcare and March of Dimes studies have shown that waiting until at least 39 weeks, when possible, helps provide the best start in life for little ones. Our advice is if given the choice to schedule, wait and let nature take its course.

Here’s more from my discussion with Shawn Tempesta on “The Morning Blend” on KTNV Channel 13 in Las Vegas.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 186 hospitals and more than 2,000 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our approximately 275,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

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