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.
Associate Dean, Clinical & Translational Scientist Development
Director, Graduate Studies in Epidemiology
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Medicine
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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