Preemies

About:

A birth that occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy.

Symptoms:

A pregnancy normally lasts about 40 weeks. Some risk factors for a preterm birth include having a previous preterm birth and being pregnant with multiples. Complications associated with a preterm birth include immature lungs, difficulty regulating body temperature, poor feeding, and slow weight gain.

Treatment:

Preterm babies may need longer or more intense nursery care, medications, and sometimes surgery and Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapy