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 born too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Premature
babies may need to stay in a NICU and may have long-term health problems.
Babies born at this time are less likely than babies born earlier to develop serious
disabilities resulting from premature birth, though they remain at a higher risk ...
Late preterm babies are unlikely to develop serious disabilities resulting from
premature birth, but they may be at a higher risk for subtle learning and
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
A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 completed weeks of
pregnancy. Premature babies may have health problems and need special care.
Premature infants, known as preemies, come into the world earlier than full-term
babies. Prematurity occurs when a pregnancy lasts less than 37 weeks; full-term
A comprehensive and parent-friendly on-line book about premature babies
created by the Canadian Paediatric Hospitals.
Here you'll learn about caring for a premature baby, from common preemie
conditions to feeding to catching up developmentally. Our tips help you through
A premature baby (or preemie) is an infant born earlier than usual, before 37
weeks pregnant. There are different levels of prematurity, and generally the risk ...