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Premature Baby Care Tips Feature
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Premature Baby Care Tips

You're over the moon that baby is here. But when that bundle of joy arrives early, it can throw you a curveball. Here are tips for caring for a premature baby.

Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Pregnant Mothers With Sleep Disorders
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Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Pregnant Mothers With Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth.

Mom's Singing Helps Preemies Breathe Easier
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Mom's Singing Helps Preemies Breathe Easier

The soothing sound of mom singing may help premature newborns breathe easier, a new review finds.

More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving
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More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving

Babies born very early—between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy—are more likely to survive now than a decade or so ago, new research shows.

3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth
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3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth

Up to one-quarter of preterm births might be prevented if women paid attention to three risk factors that are under their control, new research suggests.

Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth
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Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth

Problems with brain wiring in premature babies appear to arise months before they are born, a small study suggests.

'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood
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'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood

a new study suggests "kangaroo mother care" may extend and enhance the lives of preemies.

The Power of Donated Breast Milk
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The Power of Donated Breast Milk

More hospitals accepting breast milk donations to give to premature babies.