A new report shows Kentucky continues to make strides in reducing the number of babies born premature. Just over 12 percent of babies in the state last year were born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, which was an improvement for the 7th year in a row.
The commonwealth earned a “C” on the latest report card from the March of Dimes. Only a few years ago, the state was failing. Katrina Smith with the Kentucky March of Dimes Chapter credits the improvement to better education.