The youngest premature baby to survive was born after 21 weeks and five days of gestation in Frankfurt, Germany, according to Fox News. Her name is Freida, and she was born in Nove...
Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is the birth of a baby at less than 37
weeks gestational age. These babies are known as preemies or premmies.
A premature baby is one who is born too early, before 37 weeks. Premature
babies may have more health problems and may need to stay in the hospital
If she is only a couple of weeks early (37 weeks), she is considered "late preterm" or "near term." If you are the type that can't sit for long, you can still use skin to skin contact standing up by putting your baby
inside a tank top to support his head and wearing a... More »
Each year, nearly 500,000 babies are premature, or preemies. That's 1 of every 8
infants born in the United States. A premature birth is when a baby is born ...
Premature babies lack the body fat necessary to maintain their body temperature,
even when swaddled with blankets. So incubators or radiant warmers are ...
A premature birth is a birth that takes place more than three weeks before the
baby is due. In other words, a premature birth is one that occurs before the start of
If you have a premature baby, understand the challenges your preemie might
face — and remember the importance of meeting your own special needs.
While not all premature babies experience complications, being born too early
can cause short-term and long-term health problems for preemies. Generally, the