A national report card shows premature births increasing across the country, and in Wisconsin. The March of Dimes released a report card on Monday on pre-term birth rates. The March of Dimes gives Wisconsin a “C.”
About 10-percent of babies in Wisconsin are born premature. A baby born before 37 weeks is considered premature. The problem affects millions of mothers and newborns across the country. Babies born prematurely can have a range of health complications that can last a lifetime, from breathing problems to serious infections.