Giving birth doesn’t always go as planned – especially when your baby is born prematurely.
For these parents who meet their baby months before their due date, it can often be a scary time visiting their child – or children if they have had a multiple birth – in the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital.
27,000 newborns (8 per cent) are born prematurely (before 37 weeks) in Australia each year.
In rare instances,some infants are simply too eager to enter the world. With today’s amazing technology and constant care from NICU staff, babies born at just 23 weeks’ gestation have survived.
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