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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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Common Parent Reactions to the NICU

Parents report a range of reactions and emotions following their first moments in the NICU. How you feel may depend on whether you were expecting your infant to need NICU care after birth, your baby’s condition, your own condition, and if you have had any past NICU experience.