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What are some of the long term effects of a baby being born premature?
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Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics
In brief: How premature?
It depends on how premature, but some common issues: developmental delays (language, gross and fine motor, school problems), respiratory (asthma, chronic lung disease), small for age (feeding problems, growth issues), immature eyes (retinopathy of prematurity/vision problems), cerebral palsy (movement problems).
There is a big difference between < 26 weeks and < 36 weeks.

In brief: How premature?
It depends on how premature, but some common issues: developmental delays (language, gross and fine motor, school problems), respiratory (asthma, chronic lung disease), small for age (feeding problems, growth issues), immature eyes (retinopathy of prematurity/vision problems), cerebral palsy (movement problems).
There is a big difference between < 26 weeks and < 36 weeks.
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