If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
A baby born 3 or more weeks early is premature. Babies born early may have health problems. Premature babies may need to stay in the hospital until they can eat, breathe, and stay warm on their own.
Last Revised: March 22, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kimberly Dow, MD, FRCPC - Neonatology
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