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Born too soon - Premature Babies

Born too soon - Premature Babies

It can be a shock to realise that your baby is going to be born much earlier than you had expected. Often parents feel unready and rushed, and you may feel worried or frightened about the health of your baby.

You may need some time to get used to the idea of being a parent, and of having a baby who is small and perhaps unwell. Take all the offers of help from professionals, and from friends and family, that you can.

Remember that you and your baby will be given plenty of extra care during labour and afterwards. The standards of care for premature babies are now very high, and the majority of premature babies do survive and grow up healthy.

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