What are Premature Babies?
To give you some context, any baby who is born before 37 weeks gestation is considered to be premature (also known as preterm). Micro preemies are the most premature babies of all. Babies who are born between 27 weeks and 30 weeks gestation are called “very premature,” babies who are born between 31 and 34 weeks gestation are labeled “moderately premature,” and ones who are born between 34 and 37 weeks gestation are named “late preterm.” (Via VeryWellFamily)
What are Micro-preemies?
A micro preemie is a baby is born weighing less than 1 pound 12 ounces (800 grams) or before 26 weeks gestation. Since these types of babies are born months before their due dates, micro preemies face long stays in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Although many extremely premature babies grow up with no long-term effects, others face sever health problems throughout life.
A timeline for your preemie’s first 5 years
Learn about the survival rate at different stages and how to improve it
When you look at what is “normal” for your baby’s age, you need to understand age adjustments for Preemies
Here are education resources and helpful organizations