Preemies, Then And Now (Photos)

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If you are, or know someone who is, a mom of a preemie, you know how scary and exhausting those first few weeks can be. Will there be complications? How long will baby be in the NICU? Will everything be okay? Quebec-based photographer Red Méthot (RedM) is quelling those fears with his latest... Read more

Had a Preterm Birth? Here's Why You Might Want to Wait on Baby No. 2

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Thinking about having another baby after you've gone through a preterm birth? A new study suggests you might want to wait — for the health of your next baby. The new study, to be presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual conference Thursday, says that the length of time between the delivery of one baby and... Read more

New AAP Guidelines for Treating RSV

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For the second time in two years, the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for doctors to scale back the use of palivizumab prophylaxis when it comes to treating RSV in infants. Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common lung infection that most kids come into contact with by age two. It's usually nothing too... Read more

Want Another Baby Right Away? Not So Fast

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If you're a new mom with baby number two already on the brain, you might want to slow down. A new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, found that the shorter the interval between pregnancies, the higher the risk of preterm birth. What exactly defines a "short interpregnancy interval"?... Read more

How Technology Is Changing What It Means to Be a Preemie

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Will she have a low IQ? Is disability inevitable? Is she going to survive?  These are some of the questions swirling through moms' minds if they're at risk for delivering a preemie. While preterm labor is cause for concern, these questions are on their way to becoming antiquated. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks, but delivery... Read more