DevDes 1 minutes read Got Questions? Get in touch! We are available 24/7. DevDes 1 minutes read In the United States, 1 out of 10 babies is born prematurely (before 37 weeks of pregnancy). Premature birth and its complications are the leading cause of death of infants in the United States. Premature babies can also suffer from long-term health problems such as intellectual disabilities, chronic lung disease, cerebral palsy, blindness, and hearing loss.