Any infant born at less than 37 weeks gestation is by definition "premature." Most infants born at 35 to 37 weeks gestation are relatively healthy, and they often have only brief hospital stays in newborn nurseries. The problems associated with premature infants occur with greater frequency in those of lower gestational age at birth, typically less than 35 weeks gestation.
People related to the topic: Prematurity
Katherine E. Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Research Integration, VUMC
Associate Dean, Research Training & Career Development, VU
Deputy Director, Institute for Medicine & Public Health
Lucius E. Burch Chair of Reproductive Physiology and Family Planning
Hendrik Weitkamp, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
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