Over 50,000 babies are born premature in Britain each year. A premature birth is defined as such if it takes place before the eighth month or the 37th week of pregnancy, and extremely premature before the 33rd week. |
Twenty years ago, the chances of survival were very low for premature babies, but care and treatment have improved vastly, and there is a good chance that your premature baby will go on to live a full and happy life.
We focus on the reasons for premature birth, different stages of premature birth, the problems you may encounter if your baby is premature, the latest neo-natal technology used in hospitals, and the development of premature babies as they grow up.
For more information on premature birth and support for mothers see http://www.premature-babies.co.uk