« Previous Page
With each additional week of prematurity, a newborn is at greater
risk for having medical complications. Infants who have reached their 32nd week
of development before birth (32 weeks' gestational age) are considered less
vulnerable to complications than those who are born earlier. The most common
complications of prematurity result from immature organs and an immature immune
system and include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerJennifer Merchant, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Current as ofFebruary 16, 2017
Current as of:
February 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Jennifer Merchant, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2017 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.