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Doctors are worried about me having a premature baby -- I know a lot of moms who have babies early and their kids are fine?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: It's complex

There can be many issues with premature babies .
They can have breathing problems associated with immature lungs. They can have feeding and digestion issues due to immaturity of the GI tract. Preemies may have difficulty regulating their temperature, which puts stress on their bodies. They have delicate blood vessels and can have bleeding into the brain. Future developmental issues possible.

In brief: It's complex

There can be many issues with premature babies .
They can have breathing problems associated with immature lungs. They can have feeding and digestion issues due to immaturity of the GI tract. Preemies may have difficulty regulating their temperature, which puts stress on their bodies. They have delicate blood vessels and can have bleeding into the brain. Future developmental issues possible.
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