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Doctor Tips, Weeks 27-40

Week 33

Having a preterm baby can be scary, but there are many things you can do to help your baby. More in week 33.

Preterm labor can be scary and so can be giving birth to a premature infant who needs to go to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for specialized medical care. If you find yourself in this situation, know that is normal to feel completely stressed out and out of control. A few things can help in this scenario: finding other parents who’ve been in your shoes, establishing open lines of communication with your baby’s doctors and nurses, and asking for (and accepting!) help wherever you need it. Know that things like skin-to-skin and breastfeeding can absolutely be done when your baby is in the NICU, and have actually been shown to get your baby healthier more quickly.

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Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, April 2020

Comments

  1. Am told dat my due date is 5th of March, so is it a most day d baby arrive day 5th or before 5th pls I need to knw

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    1. Hi Oby, I’m not sure if I understand your question, but your due date is a (really good!) estimation of when your baby will arrive. Only a small percentage of babies are actually born on their due date, but usually are pretty close to it! Good luck!

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