Common long-term outcomes of being born premature, with descriptions of problems that preemies may face as they grow.
Learning disabilities are a common problem in children who were born premature. Knowing the symptoms of learning disabilities and how to help your child can help prevent trouble in school.
Premature birth has many causes, whether labor happens on its own or whether doctors decide that preterm delivery is best for mom or baby.
Moms of premature babies are at a higher risk for postpartum depression (PPD) than other moms. Learn the symptoms of PPD, where to find help, and how it's treated.
When used correctly, music therapy can have many benefits for premature babies in the NICU.
Massage has many benefits for premature babies, in the NICU and at home. Learn the benefits of massage and how you can learn to massage your baby.
Jaundice is one of the most common health problems for newborn babies, including preemies. Premature babies may have more severe jaundice that requires treatment more often than full term babies.
Common health problems and illnesses that premature babies may face while they're in the NICU and beyond, symptoms of these illnesses, and common treatments.
Defines sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, and explains what might cause this mysterious and deadly syndrome.
Answers parents' questions about the flu in babies born early or at term. Flu symptoms, treatments, and prevention are included.
A mom shares the story of her daughter Renea, who was born early around 7 months of pregnancy.
Studies have shown that in vitro fertilization (IVF) can increase the risk for having a premature baby. Learn what causes the connection and how you can reduce your risk.
The smallest premature babies ever born weighed only about half a pound and were born around 4 months early. Although they were very small at birth, many of these babies are thriving, or even heading off to college.
Defines bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or BPD, and answers readers questions about this long-term consequence of premature birth.
Feeding your premature baby can be complicated. Parents must choose whether to breastfeed or bottle feed, and may need to learn special preemie feeding tips.
Advice and information about when to call the doctor when your premature baby seems sick. Also helps parents decide if a symptom is minor or requires immediate medical attention.
If you're pumping breast milk, the wrong sized breast shield can cause nipple pain and a reduced milk supply. Learn how to tell if your breast shield is the right size.
Symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and when to seek medical attention. Also how to prevent RSV and information about the RSV vaccination.
Reviews of premature baby clothes, from readers and from About.com Guides.
Free knitting and crocheting patterns for baby bibs and baby booties to make for preemies and newborn babies.
The day when your little one can finally wear preemie clothes is a special milestone. Parents may wonder what types of clothes their preemie may wear, when their babies can wear preemie clothes, and how to wash preemie clothes.
All babies, especially preemies, need baby blankets. Preemies use blankets all through their NICU stay, for privacy, warmth, and comfort. This list teaches readers how to knit, sew, crochet, and quilt a variety of different baby blankets.
Bottle feeding a preemie can be a great joy, but also a challenge. Premature babies may have trouble bottle feeding, but these tips can help parents learn to feed their preemies well.
Breastfeeding a premature baby has many benefits, both for the baby and for the mom. Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding a premature baby.
In the NICU, premature babies often need help to breathe or to maintain good blood oxygen levels. Many different types of respiratory support are available for babies who need different levels of help.