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baby: 0-12 mos.

Premature birth occurs in about 11 to 13 percent of pregnancies in the US. Almost 60 percent of twins, triplets, and other multiple deliveries result in preterm births. A birth is considered “preterm” when a child is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy have been completed.

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Preemie Sleep Patterns

Don’t expect your preterm baby to sleep through the night for many months. Unlike a term baby, who might sleep a full 6 to 8 hours at night by 4 months of age, your baby may not accomplish this task until 6 to 8 months or later.

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