Long Term Health Risks


Though it can be hard to know if specific health issues during childhood can be related to prematurity, being born early or needing specialised care in a NICU or SCN can possibly increase the risk of long term health issues for some people, which is why it is important to inform all your doctors that your child was born premature or ill at birth. Your child's Paediatrician should have access to all your child's medical history, ante-natally and from birth.

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