Long Term Conditions 


Premature birth can lead to both short-term and long-term challenges for babies. Some problems go away with time, but others can last into childhood and beyond. The earlier a baby is born, the higher the chances of facing difficulties. 

For babies born prematurely, there can be lasting issues with growth, development, and organs like the lungs, eyes, and stomach. Conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, and eye problems may continue. 

Finding and treating health problems early is important to help babies grow up healthy. Getting the right help before starting daycare or preschool can make sure they get the best care and support. It's also important to have special programs to help babies learn and develop well. By acting early, parents can make sure their babies have the support they need to grow up strong and healthy. 

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