The preterm birth rate here: 10.4 percent. When the March of Dimes gave each state a letter grade, Illinois earned a 'D.'
WATCH: Part 2 of Newsviews
So what's behind the rising rate of preterm births and who is most likely to deliver a baby prematurely?
Talking about that and more is Dr. Thomas Iannucci an expert on maternal fetal medicine with Advocate Health Care and Kristen Lubben a Mission Mom with the March of Dimes who has experienced pre-term birth.