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London mother Emily Boughen treasures every moment with her three-year-old son Finlay.

She nearly lost him when he was born three months early, weighing just two pounds.
 
"When I was six months pregnant and I went into labor, I had no idea it was possible."
 
Researchers at Imperial College say a simple urine test on pregnant women in the first trimester could help reveal whether a baby will be born prematurely or have poor growth.

"It shows metabolism, even at an early stage of pregnancy, is having an effect on the actual birth," says Hector Keun.

Scientists analyzed samples from more than 400 pregnant women and found those with specific molecules were at a higher risk.

"It's not one single underlying cause but each individual woman is reacting differently to lots of different things in their environment, their diet, their lifestyle."

Researchers say more study is needed.

Finlay spent three months in the hospital suffering a heart defect and a brain hemorrhage.
 
"If this new test has the potential to save one baby's life or prevent one baby spending three months in an incubator like my baby did then it's really worth investing in."

After a rough start to his life - Finlay's mom is grateful he's healthy.

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