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Does prematurity effect your growth or strength as a teen?
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on problems
While the majority of premature infants do just fine, those that were particularily early or sick may manifest problems even at later ages.
We even now are finding out even early term babies (37-38 weeks) may not be as smart as those that "cook" a little longer. But it does not mean things can't be overcome. Early intervention in babies/kids with problems is essential and should be ongoing!

In brief: Depends on problems
While the majority of premature infants do just fine, those that were particularily early or sick may manifest problems even at later ages.
We even now are finding out even early term babies (37-38 weeks) may not be as smart as those that "cook" a little longer. But it does not mean things can't be overcome. Early intervention in babies/kids with problems is essential and should be ongoing!
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: It can.
Individuals born at very early gestational ages (<28-32 weeks) can have permanent physical characteristics such as microcephaly, decreased muscle strength and/or growth, as a result of their prematurity.
On the other hand, most preterm infants develop into healthy adults without any appreciable differences from term infants. While preemies require more support initially, excellent outcomes await, .

In brief: It can.
Individuals born at very early gestational ages (<28-32 weeks) can have permanent physical characteristics such as microcephaly, decreased muscle strength and/or growth, as a result of their prematurity.
On the other hand, most preterm infants develop into healthy adults without any appreciable differences from term infants. While preemies require more support initially, excellent outcomes await, .
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Thank
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