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Preemies

Preemies

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PREEMIES:DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS, MEDICALNEEDS ANDEXPECTATIONS
 
A normal pregnancy lasts ninemonths, or about 38 to 42 weeks.The currentWorld Health  Organizationdefinition of prematurity is a baby born before37 weeks of gestation, countingfrom the first day of thelast menstrual period 
 
 
Risk factors that can increase a premature delivery
Multiple gestationMaternal malnutrition and maternal smoking or use of illicit drugsHaving delivered a previous premature babyMaternal medical problems such as Diabetes or Hipertension,specially if they aren’t well controlled

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