Premature Birth Complications
Autism, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, lung problems, and vision and hearing loss are some of the long-term health complications that premature babies can have.
Regarding prematurity, Dr. Alberto Sirven, Medical Director of the West Kendall OB/GYN Program and Women and Infant Credentials Committee Chairman with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains one of the parts of the body that is not developed is the brain. He says the brain and lungs tend to develop later in life. Therefore, the earlier the baby is, the higher chances of having damage to any part of the brain.