A newborn baby''s organism is an extremely fragile one, especially in the cases when the infant is born before reaching the gestational age of 37 weeks. Statistics show that as many as ten percent of all newborns are born prematurely. This is a huge challenge for doctors and medical experts, since a premature baby''s health is often threatened by various complications – ones that can have life-long consequences and severely affect the child''s development, growth and even survival. Despite the fact that neonatal medicine has advanced significantly in terms of after-birth care, the prevention of premature births is still a problem in need of an ensuring solution. In order to find out more about premature birth, its causes, complications and therapies applied to prematurely born babies – read this book.