POPSUGAR Moms Health and Fitness Premature Birth Statistics Early Arrivals: What Do You Know About Premature Babies? by Rebecca Gruber 4/07/11 6 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Almost half a million babies are born prematurely each year. The high level of preterm births has received significant attention recently as 17P, one of the only drugs approved to treat early labor, increased from $10 per injection to $1,500, costing pregnant women up to $30,000 over the course of their pregnancies. A new progesterone gel has been found to reduce the rate of preterm labor by 45 percent. Take this quiz to see how much you know about preterm births. Early Arrivals: What Do You Know About Premature Babies? Babies born before which week are considered preterm? 35 weeks 36 weeks 37 weeks 38 weeks What percentage of US births are preterm each year? 8 percent 12 percent 17 percent 21 percent What percent of multiples births are preterm? 26.2 percent 42.6 percent 51.3 percent 61.9 percent Which of the following is not a sign of preterm labor? Acid reflux Backache Contractions Abdominal cramps Which of the following actions will help reduce your risk of preterm labor? Stop smoking Reducing stress Prenatal care All of the above Progress Image Source: Thinkstock Read More Premature BabiesMarch Of DimesHealth And FitnessQuiz Health and Fitness 9 Safe Sunscreens For Kids (Including Some You Can Find at Your Drugstore) 5 Things the "No Excuse Mom" Wants You to Know Clean Up Your Kids' Eating Habits With 14 Healthy Alternatives Alert! Cute and Convenient Carriers For Allergy Meds POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Stay Sane and SavvyWith Our Moms Newsletter Personalize Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. Bettye-Wayne 5 years 2/5.... great quiz though! Liss1 5 years 5/5!