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Early Developmental Outcomes Predicted by Gestational Age From 35 to 41 Weeks

Dueker, Gwenden; Chen, Jing; Cowling, Candace; Haskin, Brian

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: April 2017 - Volume 72 - Issue 4 - p 211–212
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000515491.34643.5f
Obstetrics: Neonatal Complications

(Abstracted from Early Hum Dev 2016;103:85–90)

One third of children are born preterm. Studies have found increases in medical complications and cognitive delay among children born even a few weeks before their due date.

Department of Psychology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale (G.D., J.C.); Family Futures, Grand Rapids (C.C.); and Department of Pediatrics & Human Development, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids (B.H.), MI

Topics: preterm, gestational age, early term, cognitive impairment.

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