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Home : Health/Medical/Dental : Major Diseases/Conditions : Low Weight/Pre-Mature Baby

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  • Low Birthweight - March of Dimes
    Babies born weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces (2,500 grams) are considered low birthweight. Low-birthweight babies are at increased risk for serious health problems as newborns, lasting disabilities and even death.

  • PreemieCare
    PreemieCare is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of infants born preterm through education, support, and resources.

  • Premature Babies: MedlinePlus
    A premature baby, or preemie, is born before the 37th week of pregnancy. Premature birth occurs in between 8 percent to 10 percent of all pregnancies.

  • Understand your preemie's special needs
    If your baby is born too early, the miracle of birth may be overshadowed by anxiety about your preemie's health and the possible long-term effects of prematurity. But there's much you can do to take care of your premature baby — and yourself — as you look toward the future.

  • Caring for Your Premature Baby - from the AAFP
    If your baby was born prematurely (before the due date), he or she may need special care, especially during the first two years. Special care is often needed in babies who weigh less than 3 pounds at birth. Here are some ways you can give your baby this special care when he or she comes home from the hospital.

  • Information for parents of preemies
    Introduction to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, common problems, understanding your preemie, preparing for discharge and questions after discharge.

  • Mild Cerebral Palsy
    Helen Harrison, author of The Premature Baby, discusses mild motor impacts and prematurity

  • Motor Impairment Associated with Neurological Injury in Premature Infants
    This article addresses the issue of neurologically based motor impairment in preterm infants. Children born prematurely are more likely than full-term children to develop motor problems during infancy.

  • Parents of Premature Babies
    Having a premature baby can be a scary and lonely business. We hope that through this web site we can offer each other support and the benefits of a wide range of experiences. If you would like to join the group, or find out more, follow the links below.

  • Parent Support for the Long Term Effects of Prematurity
    Useful information for parents of premature babies.

  • Tommy's CyberNursery Preemie Web
    Tommy's CyberNursery Preemie Web is one of the longest standing preemie sites on the Web (est. 1995). The site also features Daddy's Library which offers one of the most extensive collection of preemie, baby and parenting links on the Internet.

  • Ultrasound of Premature Infants and Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Problems
    Helen Harrison, author of The Premature Baby, discusses testing and risk factors for cerebral palsy and other developmental impacts.


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