Maternal illness and medical
treatment during pregnancy.
Congenital birth defects.
Most infants born at 36 and 37 weeks' gestation are mature
enough to be discharged from the hospital with the mother. But many premature
infants need care in the neonatal
intensive care unit (NICU). Hospital care will be needed for:
While in the NICU or at home, many premature
infants also need treatment for
jaundice, infection, and anemia.
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September 09, 2014
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