3/6/2012

Infants born prematurely, even at 37 or 38 weeks gestation, are at higher risk for health concerns than babies born full term, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Babies born early, even at 37 or 38 weeks gestation, had a higher risk of asthma or wheezing or suffering a long-standing illness at ages 3 or 5 than babies born at 39 to 41 weeks, the researchers found.

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