How to cope with a premature baby

by Olfa Turki


Despite all the advanced in medical care over the last several decades, the number of babies born prematurely continues to rise. According to the March of Dimes, the numbers are up 36 percent over the last 25 years, and one out of every eight babies will be born too early. Thankfully, although medical advances don’t seem to be able to prevent the problem, they’ve greatly increased the survival chances of a premature baby.Technically, any baby born before 37 weeks gestation is considered a premature baby, but the chances of something going wrong if your baby is born three weeks early are pretty slim. The further away from your due date, the greater the risk of complications, with the greatest risk occurring in babies born before 26 weeks.

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Tips for Coping When You Have a Premature Baby

Having a premature baby can put you through the wringer both emotionally and physically, especially if your baby is very early and requires serious medical interventions. While nothing short of taking your baby safely home with you is going to completely ease your mind, there are some things you can do to help get through your baby’s NICU stay.

There are good reads to help you through this journey
The Premature Baby Book : Everything You Need to Know About Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age One (Sears, William, Sears Parenting Library.)

Preemies – Second Edition: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies

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