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Health Risk Linked to Early Birth


Health & Wellness  (tags: health, risk, linked to, early, birth )

Agnes
- 879 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Babies born just a few weeks early have a slightly higher risk of health problems in infancy, research suggests. Doctors said their work challenged widely held views that babies born after 37 weeks had similar long-term outcomes to those born at full term



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Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 9:02 pm
Thanks for this article.
 

Ra Sc (8)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 11:47 pm
It's not surprising that there would be increased risks. The babies born earlier don't have quite as much time to develop their systems while still in the fairly safe womb environment. Even babies born on time are still getting all of their systems up and running and don't have the same kinds of fully functional digestive or immune systems that a child or adult will have. Fortunately, it seems the increased risk is short-term (a few years) and not generally for severe problems.
 

KS Goh (0)
Monday March 5, 2012, 12:20 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Quanta Kiran (64)
Monday March 5, 2012, 2:16 am
Thanks.
 

Andrea A. (11)
Monday March 5, 2012, 2:59 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Angela H. (3)
Monday March 5, 2012, 5:22 am
All of this makes it more and more amazing when we see earlier babies surviving these days. Of course, it's not the optimum way for a child to be born, we all wish they could go full term. Interesting article, thank you
 

. (0)
Monday March 5, 2012, 6:34 am
Noted, thank you.
 

Sue Matheson (69)
Monday March 5, 2012, 8:07 am
thanks.
 

Diane Piecara (14)
Monday March 5, 2012, 12:31 pm
Thanks.
 

marie tc (166)
Monday March 5, 2012, 4:03 pm
Thanks Agnes
 

Julia R. (288)
Monday March 5, 2012, 5:48 pm
Very interesting and informative article! Thanks Agnes.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday March 5, 2012, 6:53 pm
noted, thanks Agnes
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 10, 2012, 10:14 am
I was ten weeks premature and now suffer from several heath problems so everything should be done to carry a baby full term
 
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