How Long Do Premature Babies Stay in NICU?

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{"blocks":[{"key":"bmkap","text":"Pregnancy is an overwhelming experience by itself, and giving birth early takes its toll on the mother and the baby. Yet, it’s not an unlikely occurrence. ","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":155,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":155,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":155,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":155,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{"text-align":"justify"}},{"key":"dd3r2","text":"Studies reveal that 11% of babies are born prematurely-that is, they’re born three weeks or more before their estimated due date. Another definition for premature babies is that they’re babies born before the 37th week of the woman’s pregnancy. ","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":245,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":245,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":245,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":245,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{"text-align":"justify"}},{"key":"9aedm","text":"Premature babies need to stay in the NICU, where their vitals are monitored and they receive help according to their health condition. As a mother, it’s normal for you to worry about your newborn and think about how long it’ll stay in the NICU. ","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":245,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":245,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":245,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":245,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{"text-align":"justify"}},{"key":"a74nf","text":"Getting proper knowledge about your baby’s condition and possible outcomes can help you navigate through these stressful times. We’ll be trying to respond to some of your concerns here. ","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":186,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":186,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":186,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":186,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{"text-align":"justify"}}],"entityMap":{}}

How Long Do Premature Babies Stay in NICU?

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Conclusion

{"blocks":[{"key":"93isf","text":"Giving birth to premature babies is a stressful experience, but you’re not alone in that. Medical care has advanced drastically in that it deals with the most severe cases. Remember that no matter your preemie’s age, we’re waiting for it to breathe, eat, and keep its body temperature on its own for it to be cleared from the NICU and go home with you! ","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":353,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":353,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":353,"style":"fontsize-11pt"},{"offset":0,"length":353,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"}],"entityRanges":[],"data":{}},{"key":"bqtnr","text":"Related: Talk To Someone Specializing in Baby Parenting ","type":"unstyled","depth":0,"inlineStyleRanges":[{"offset":0,"length":55,"style":"color-rgb(0,0,0)"},{"offset":0,"length":55,"style":"bgcolor-transparent"},{"offset":0,"length":55,"style":"fontsize-medium"},{"offset":0,"length":55,"style":"fontfamily-Arial"},{"offset":0,"length":7,"style":"BOLD"},{"offset":9,"length":46,"style":"bgcolor-rgb(255,255,255)"},{"offset":9,"length":46,"style":"fontfamily-sans-serif"}],"entityRanges":[{"offset":9,"length":46,"key":0}],"data":{}}],"entityMap":{"0":{"type":"LINK","mutability":"MUTABLE","data":{"url":"https://sidetrain.com/categories/Parenting/Baby-Parenting","title":"<span data-offset-key=\"kbeu-1-0\" style=\"box-sizing: border-box; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial;\"><span data-text=\"true\" style=\"box-sizing: border-box; font-style: normal;\">Talk To Someone Specializing in Baby Parenting</span></span>","targetOption":"_self","_map":{"type":"LINK","mutability":"MUTABLE","data":{"url":"https://sidetrain.com/categories/Parenting/Baby-Parenting","title":"<span data-offset-key=\"kbeu-1-0\" style=\"box-sizing: border-box; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial;\"><span data-text=\"true\" style=\"box-sizing: border-box; font-style: normal;\">Talk To Someone Specializing in Baby Parenting</span></span>","targetOption":"_self"}}}}}}