Premature Infants & the NICU Medical & Psychological Issues. November 13, 2007. Description. 250,000 newborn infants admitted to NICU’s annually in US Most are born premature, at low birth weight, or both Premature infant = born prior to 37 th week of gestation
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Premature Infants & the NICUMedical & Psychological Issues
November 13, 2007
Social, biological, & environmental factors
Prenatal care, no drugs, & healthy diet reduce chances
Most premature births occur in middle-class women