premature baby


Specialty of Pediatrics

A premature baby is one born before 37 completed weeks of gestation, ie more than three weeks before the scheduled date for delivery. It is also known as preterm birth. Premature infants are divided into subcategories based on gestational age: extremely premature (<28s weeks), very preterm (28 to <32 weeks) and late preterm moderate (32 to <37 weeks). Among the causes of preterm labor include: poor nutrition before pregnancy, use of snuff, congenital anomalies of the uterus, urinary tract infection and the age of the mother, mothers under 16 and over 35.

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