Premature infants are at risk of impaired brain development. Adding creatine to the intravenous solution used to feed them may lower that risk.
Malawi was one of the early adopters of kangaroo mother care, with a pilot intervention in 1999.
We still don’t know if being in lockdown during the pandemic really does lead to fewer premature babies, as some people report. Maybe we’re trying too hard to find some good news.
One in ten people are born prematurely.
Prenatal and postnatal antibiotic exposure combined with oxygen treatment led to lung inflammation and altered immunity in a study in mice.
New guidance recommends lifesaving treatment for extremely premature babies – but what does this mean for an abortion cut off at a similar gestation? An ethicist takes a look.
Soothing babies with song is a natural instinct for some parents, and research has shown just how powerful it can be for premature babies.
A new program has been show to help parents of preemies use their voice to foster their premature baby’s language development. The findings are hopeful, the researchers behind the program say.
Watching their babies via webcams eases parents’ anxiety and helps them connect in the absence of physical contact
Up to 70% of women develop gingivitis during their pregnancy but not many seek dental treatment for bleeding gums. This could be detrimental for their babies.
In developed countries, the main causes of preterm deaths are well known and studied.But in low resource countries, the causes are much less understood.
Delivering twins is a balance between preventing pregnancy complications and the dangers of prematurity. New research suggests there is an optimum time.
New research has found a commonly used method of preventing early or pre-term birth (delivery of a baby before 37 weeks) may in fact be causing more to occur, and leading to further problems.
A new baby is life-changing for all parents, but for those whose babies are born too early, the challenges can be immense.