Premie dilemma

2019-03-02 01:14:04

ONE of the toughest decisions facing some unlucky parents – whether to let doctors do everything possible to save the life of an extremely premature baby or let it die – just got tougher still. A long-term British study of more than 300 babies born before the 26th week of pregnancy has revealed that at 6 years old around 40 per cent have moderate to severe cognitive problems, compared with just 2 per cent of their classmates born after a full 40-week pregnancy. When the premature babies were first investigated at age 2½,