My baby was born 4 months early and I want to know if she is going to have any problems while growing up? What happens when a baby is born so prematurely?
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Complications When Born Very Premature
I really feel for you! 4 months early is very early and I truly understand if you are worried.
I’m not an expert in problems related to premature birth, but my daughter was almost born 4 months early, and while at the hospital I read quite a bit about risks related to this.
The first thing you should know is that these days, doctors are amazingly good at taking care of premature babies, and the risks for serious problems are much lower now than some years ago. Premature survival rates are very high too now compared to in earlier years.
The most common problems for very premature babies relate to their lung development, but it really varies a lot from baby to baby. Some don’t experience any problems at all later in life.
You really should be talking to a pediatrician specialized in care for premature babies about your daughter’s specific case rather than me telling you things that might be completely irrelevant for your situation.
I really wish you and your daughter good luck.
PS: Hey, all other parents/grownup preemies with a similar experience; share it below!
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