Preemie Babies: What Every Mom Needs To Know About Their Special Little One

Babies born before 37 weeks gestation are considered premature. These little ones have more health problems than those born after 37 weeks, including long term health issues which may affect them throughout their lives. The March of Dimes reports that as of 2015 in the United States, 9.6 percent of all babies are born premature. […]

Earlybirds Guide To Premature Birth {Infographic}

A premature birth is one defined as occurring prior to the 37th week of pregnancy, with a normal “full term” pregnancy stretching into week 38 – 42.   While only affecting around 5 – 10% of pregnancies, premature birth can create some significant complications including the need for Neonatal Intensive Care in cases where the […]

5 Potential Problems Of A Premature Birth

About ten percent of all babies born in Philadelphia and throughout the United States are preterm. Such a birth occurs to those at less than 37 weeks of gestation. Although doctors at Philadelphia hospitals are increasingly able to help premature babies survive, this is still the most commonly contributing factor to death of infants. Babies […]

Parents of Preemies: How to Best Care for your Premature Baby

Babies born before their due date may need extra special care up to the age of 24 months. After leaving the hospital, new parents of premature babies must be equipped with the knowledge and preparation to properly care for their infant at home. Having a baby who needs extra care is a big adjustment for […]

4 Crucial Steps to Caring for Premature Babies

Premature babies, or preemies, are not fully developed and for that reason they have special needs that need to be attended to by their parents, and often by health care professionals. What to Expect with Your Premature Baby If your baby is kept in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), your physician and other healthcare […]