Does being a preemie doom your love life? Here's what the studies say ...

2019-07-15 11:42

In a review of 21 studies, investigators found that adults born preterm or underweight were less likely to have had a romantic partner or been sexually active.

Featherlight, wireless sensors let parents cuddle their preemies

2019-03-14 07:02

The bundles of wired sensors currently in use can prevent parents from nurturing their premature newborn.

WATCH: Heart-melting preemie moments

2017-11-17 15:16

Celebrating the beauty of life this World Prematurity Day.

Miracle ‘micro-prem’ twins were born at 24 weeks – but look at them now!

2017-11-01 14:47

“I fell pregnant while on honeymoon, but shortly into the pregnancy realised it wasn’t a normal pregnancy."

Preemies bombarded with noise in first weeks of life

2017-02-10 09:51

Noisy hospitals may be too overwhelming for premature babies, but private rooms may not be the solution either, a new study suggests.

Minister of Health announces government initiative to save newborn lives in SA

2016-11-17 15:24

This latest technology is believed to reduce the incidence of premature births and improve antenatal care.

Breast milk protein may reduce hospital infections in preemies

2016-10-17 13:30

A new study found that lactoferrin, a protein found in breast milk, was safe for newborns and could reduce hospital infections among premature babies.

Dear NICU nurse

2016-07-07 10:57

Michelle Tito, mom to five precious preemies, sends this beautiful, moving letter to all the dedicated nurses in NICU.

Reader's response: Our 100 day NICU journey

2016-07-07 10:16

This reader shares a personal experience of having a baby in the NICU.

The importance of preterm nurses

2015-11-16 16:10

Celebrate the important work of maternity nurses with pre-term babies by sharing the story of one midwife and re-uniting her with the “grown-up” children she helped to care for when they were preemies.


Breast milk has biggest benefit for preemies' brains: study

2019-05-15 19:47

Compared to formula-fed babies, those fed breast milk had significantly higher levels of inositol in the cerebral white matter, and significantly higher creatine levels.

Breast milk may boost preemies' brain development

2018-10-16 11:52

Premature babies who are breastfed have better brain-cell connectivity.

‘Littlest Wonder Woman’ from SA

2017-11-16 10:15

Dubbed a little Wonder Woman, micro-prem baby Jazeel Hlophe's incredible progress proves that with the right care miracles really are possible.

Babies with low birth weight more likely to develop ADHD

2017-02-14 12:40

A new study has found that babies with an extremely low weight at birth had a higher risk for mental health problems such as ADHD, anxiety and depression.

Meet 12 adorable preemies and see how they look now

2016-11-24 13:35

Preemies certainly have it rough from the get-go: We take a look at some of the strongest fighters and see how far they've come.

20 most precious preemie moments

2016-11-17 09:58

To celebrate World Prematurity Day, here are a few precious moments of those tiny fighters caught on camera.

Steroid treatment increases survival for preemies

2016-10-12 13:42

Researchers found strong evidence that even a partial course of steroid treatment before birth can benefit extremely premature infants.

Miracle baby born at 25 weeks: "She weighed just more than a brick of butter"

2016-07-07 10:39

Mom Michelle Tito shares their journey of their micro-preemie Gemma Lily, who weighed only 715g at birth.

Navigating the NICU

2016-02-09 14:47

Having your newborn baby placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is traumatic. But knowing the facts about why they are there and what happens in the unit can go a long way towards giving you peace of mind.

All about preemies

2015-11-16 14:45

17 November is World Prematurity Day and we have all the info and encouragement you might need if you've just had a preemie.

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