Premature Infants

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This portal contains information regarding the rights, services, and benefits to which premature infants and their families are entitled.

A premature infant is defined as an infant born before the 37th week of pregnancy. Due to their early birth, some of the baby's bodily systems are not developed enough and the infant is therefore more exposed to illnesses, and there are limitations to the essential basic treatments that are routinely provided to babies.

After birth, a premature infant is treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and is eligible to receive specialized treatments.

Premature infants and their parents are entitled to special healthcare rights and benefits.

See more information in the Pregnancy and Birth Portal.

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