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Will being a premature baby make me sick later in life?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Not necessarily

Prematurity will not necessarily make you sick later in life.
Certain issues with premature infants are heightened in extremely premature infants, but usually these are diagnosed while the child is in newborn intensive care. Developmental problems and learning issues may become apparent over time. It may help to review your medical record with your family and doctor and ask them what to watch for.

In brief: Not necessarily

Prematurity will not necessarily make you sick later in life.
Certain issues with premature infants are heightened in extremely premature infants, but usually these are diagnosed while the child is in newborn intensive care. Developmental problems and learning issues may become apparent over time. It may help to review your medical record with your family and doctor and ask them what to watch for.
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