Why was my baby born earlier? Reasons for the premature birth

The normal duration of pregnancy is about 40 weeks. It is not until then that the newly born child is completely ready for life outside the womb. However,…

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Why does my baby need special care?

There are many different reasons why babies should be admitted in intensive care unit, but the most common cause is premature birth.

Nature has provided for 40…

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Medical terminology: prematurity and birth weight

According to "Neonatology" medical standard: "A premature newborn child is born at gestation term less than 37 gestation weeks (less than 259 days)." A week…

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Resuscitation

High quality neonatal resuscitation plays a key role for saving premature babies and reducing the risk of disabilities. Resuscitation is not necessary in the…

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Transportation to another hospital or special care unit

The best means of transportation for the premature child is "in utero", i.e. directing and transporting the pregnant woman to a specialized neonatal delivery…

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Welcome to  "All About Premature Babies" website.
This is a project of "Our premature babies" Foundation based in Bulgaria. The book is a result of a team’s hardwork that includes doctors, psychologists, breastfeeding consultants and premature babies parents. The common information about premature babies which you can find here will help you understand better the situation you've been facing.
Please keep in mind that some of the information related to the neonatal intensive care units is prevalent only in Bulgaria.

We hope that this website and the book are going to help you to be more informed, calm and confident. We wish you and your baby best of luck and health.

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