Preterm Newborns

A birth that occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy.A pregnancy normally lasts about 40 weeks. Some risk factors for a premature birth include having a previous premature birth and being pregnant with multiples.Complications associated with a premature birth include immature lungs, difficulty regulating body temperature, poor feeding and slow weight gain.Premature babies may need longer or more intense nursery care, medication and sometimes surgery.