Treatment for each individual premature baby depends on that particular baby’s health concerns. While your baby is in the NICU, the health care team will use a variety of treatments to keep your baby healthy and thriving. Once your baby goes home, treatment will depend on any specific needs your baby may have.
What are the Medical Treatment Options?
Some of the medical treatment options that are used for complications of prematurity include:
What are the Surgical Treatment Options?
Some of the surgical treatment options that are used for complications of prematurity include:
What are the Non-Medical Treatment Options?
As your baby’s health stabilizes, the focus turns to optimize his/her growth, nutrition, and development. There are different types of interventions that can be used depending on your baby’s degree of prematurity, medical issues, age and developmental challenges. Interventions that may include:
What can I expect expect now that my child has been born prematurely?
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Centers for Disease Control
American Academy of Pediatrics
March of Dimes
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)