Prematurity

Each year, across the globe, 15 million children are born premature, in other words their gestation finishes before week 37. Of these, many survive without consequences, others have problems that can vary in severity, and some die. Research into this field is always advancing, both in terms of scientific knowledge and technological developments, and there is increasing emphasis placed on the influence the environment has on these patients. It is well known that the family plays a fundamental role in the care and development of the premature neonate. For this reason, the team is multidisciplinary and comprises the family in addition to healthcare personnel, with care being focused on development.
 

Premature birth explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
We now know that the family has a vital role in their care and development. For this reason, we work as a multidisciplinary team which includes the family and the healthcare professionals.
You can’t imagine a child so small surviving.

Substantiated information by:

Marta Arnal
Teresa Cobo
Ana Herranz
Mª Dolors Salvia
Erika Sánchez

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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