Feature ArticlesReducing Preterm and Low Birthweight Births: STILL A NURSING CHALLENGEMOORE, MARY LOU PhD, RNC, FACCE, FAAN; FREDA, MARGARET COMERFORD EdD, RN, CHES, FAANAuthor Information Mary Lou Moore is an Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Moore can be reached at 701 Austin Lane, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106 and via e-mail at [email protected] Margaret Comerford Freda is an Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. Dr. Freda can be reached at [email protected] MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: July 1998 - Volume 23 - Issue 4 - p 200-208 Buy Abstract Preterm birth and low birthweight are correlated with much of the infant death seen in the United States. Despite 15 years of research, both preterm birth rates and low birth-weight rates continue to increase. This article describes what is known about the prevention of preterm birth and low birthweight, and offers advice to nurses for nursing interventions that could prove effective in preventing such tragedies in the future. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.