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Credit: Ryan Trares
Caption: Dr. David Szentes, obstetrician-gynecologist for Community Physician Network, checks the heartbeat of Nineveh resident Kylie Browning's baby during a regular checkup. Browning is 30 weeks pregnant. Part of the strategy for hospitals, including Community Health Network, to decrease early elective deliveries are regular education by their physicians as women get closer to their due date. Physicians are aiming to avoid any deliveries done before 39 weeks, unless for a medical reason.