Premature Babies

Almost 1 of every 10 infants born in the United States are premature, or preemies. A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks.

Important growth and development happen throughout pregnancy - especially in the final months and weeks. Because they are born too early, preemies weigh much less than full-term babies. They may have health problems because their organs did not have enough time to develop. Problems that a baby born too early may have include:

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  1. Premature Babies (National Library of Medicine)  
    Almost 1 of every 10 infants born in the United States are premature, or preemies. A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. ...
  2. ... the baby. This helps the baby grow. A premature infant may not receive the proper amount of calcium ... to be important for bone development. Most very premature infants have limited physical activity. This may also contribute ...
  3. A premature infant is a baby born before 37 completed weeks of gestation (more than 3 weeks before the due ... A premature infant may have signs of the following problems: Not enough red blood cells ( anemia ) Bleeding into the brain ...
  4. Premature babies need to receive good nutrition so they grow at a rate close to that of babies ... babies born at full term (after 38 weeks). Premature babies will often stay in the neonatal intensive care ...
  5. Premature Babies (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    premature babies, preemies ... Premature babies are born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, before they are fully developed. They may face a ...
  6. Health Issues of Premature Babies (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    ... Pediatrics (AAP) explain some common health issues of premature babies.
  7. Caring for Your Premature Baby (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    Premature Babies/Living With ... Premature Babies ... American Academy of Family Physicians
  8. Neonatal Death (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    Stillbirth/Specifics ... Stillbirth ... March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation ... neonatal death ... Neonatal death is when your baby dies within the first 28 days of life, ...
  9. ... injection should not be used in newborn or premature infants. Diphenhydramine injection is in a class of medications ...
  10. ... is because blood vessels in the brain of premature infants are not yet fully developed. They are very ... weeks of pregnancy. IVH is more common in premature babies with: Respiratory distress syndrome Unstable blood pressure Other ...
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