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
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.
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.