Health Tip: Bringing Home a Premature Baby
(HealthDay News) -- Caring for a premature baby, born before 37 weeks' gestation, requires extra care and attention.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says new parents of preemies should ask these questions before leaving the hospital:
What special care will I need to give baby at home?
What should trigger a call to the doctor's office, or a trip to the hospital?
How will I know if baby is eating and sleeping enough, and gaining enough weight?
Do I need to give baby any medication?
How frequently will I need to bring baby in for a checkup?
- Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children
November 17, 2014
- Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births
November 13, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.