What are the short-term complications of premature birth?
Premature birth can result in a baby having an increased risk of some short-term health conditions. Generally, there is a higher risk of complications the earlier a baby is born. These are generally related to the under-development of organs within your baby's body. These can include breathing, heart and brain problems. Other problems can be in relation to temperature control, digestion and the immune system.
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First answered: 24 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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