Preemie Conditions

Babies that are born prematurely can suffer from certain conditions that result from being born early. Here we'll help you understand the various conditions and what you can do to help your premature baby get past them.

Preemie Basics

No woman ever expects to give birth prematurely, yet about one in eight American moms deliver before their 37th week of pregnancy. We've pulled together a guide to nurturing your baby in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) and at home.

Long-Term Preemie Issues

What long-term complications could result from prematurity?

Preemie Complications

Familiarize yourself with some issues your baby might face.

The Tiniest Miracles

Babies born long before their due date still face risks -- but their chances of growing into strong, healthy kids are better than ever.

Rare Preemie Conditions

Be on the watch for rare but serious complications.

Parenting a Premature Baby

Babies born too soon need extra care. Here's what to expect and how to manage the challenges.

Baby Care Basics: Concerns for Premature Babies

If your baby is a preemie, she will likely have some difficulties in the beginning. Find out how to help your premature baby--and your family-- thrive.

Guidelines Help Save Babies Born Extremely Early

New guidelines for preemies. Courtesy of Nationwide Childrens Hospital.

Preterm Babies Have Less Wealth, Education in Adulthood

New research suggests that preemies have lower academic abilities in childhood, followed by less wealth and education in adulthood.

Amazing Twins Will Likely Be Born Four Months Apart

The baby who was delivered is "fighting for his life, waiting for the day he gets to meet his brother on the outside," says the twins' dad.

Hope for Preemies

Medical advances are improving the quality of life for these infants.

Preterm Births Are Declining, But Racial Disparities Remain

Black women are nearly four times more likely than white women to have a baby born too early, according to a new study.

Special Babies, Special Care

Nurses in the NICU do more than just care for the babies at risk.

These Preemie Parents Are Sharing Their NICU Photos to Give Others Hope

For parents of a preemie, the NICU can be confusing and terrifying. This couple is trying to help insert some hope.