Premature babies are costing health insurance companies a lot.
It takes almost $46,000 to care for a premature baby in the first year. Healthy full term babies cost insurance companies about $3,800.
Babies are considered premature if they are born before 37 weeks. Since the 1980's preterm births have risen 36 percent, according to the March of Dimes.
March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization that is working to help prevent premature births and infant deaths.