Premature birth

premature birth
What it is: A birth that happens too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Babies born too early may have more health problems or need to stay in the hospital longer than babies born on time. They also may have long-term health conditions that can affect their whole lives.

Treatment: Treatment depends on each individual baby and the health conditions she has. It is important to take a baby born prematurely for regular checkups with her health care provider to make sure she is healthy and her development is on track.