Good News for Parents: Many Preemie Babies Grow Up Fine

Studies have previously shown that infants who are born without going through the entire third trimester end up having health complications later on in life. Researchers suspected that this was due to the organs not having enough time to fully mature before labor. Fortunately, more and more experts are discovering that individuals who are born premature have a 95% chance of entering adulthood and leading healthy lives without any serious health complications arising from their birth.

Key Takeaways:

  • A study showed that out of the 2.5 million individuals who were once premature infants, the majority had no serious medical concerns.
  • According to Dr. Casey Crump, previous studies may have been flawed as they only focused on negative health risks and nothing else.
  • Approximately 95% of those who were born premature ended up going onto becoming healthy adults.

“Having a premature baby can be frightening for parents, but new research delivers a calming finding: Many premature babies end up as healthy adults without major illnesses.”

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